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Articles in the current Issue

New Money

New Money

Everyone knows old records are worth dosh, right? But fewer people are aware that comparatively recent records can also attract a pretty penny. Ian Shirley, Editor of the Rare Record Price Guide, rounds up 51 whippersnappers from the 00s and beyond that a casual punter would overlook if they turned up at a boot fair…  In February 2013, My Bloody Valentine released their third album, …


By Briar arrangement

By Briar arrangement

Among the more probing and intriguing of bands to emerge from planet indie, of Montreal have amassed a fascinating catalogue, among which you’ll find some amazing collectables. Main man Kevin Barnes talks to RC’s Jamie Atkins  Never let it be said that Kevin Barnes is happy to rest upon his laurels. Upon forming his shape-shifting collective of Montreal in 1996, Barnes’ …

ARTICLE From Issue 427

Back To Zero

Back To Zero

As high-energy rockin’ blues stalwarts Nine Below Zero celebrate their 35th anniversary, founder members Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham guide Martin Webb through their chequered career – and promise a lot more to come  The late 70s saw something of a British blues revival. Inspired by the success of Dr Feelgood and the energy of their punk contemporaries, new bands stomped in the …

ARTICLE From Issue 427

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Box sets from Abba, Led Zeppelin, Kronos Quartet, UFO, Saxon, KISS. Record Store Day and Secret 7" releases. Q&As with: Alan Parsons, Benmont Tench, Beverley Martin, Derek Griffiths, Nazareth, Neil Innes.

Reviews from the current issue

Here is a selection from over 200 reviews from this month's Record Collector, the magazine that has the world's largest coverage of reissues

JOE SATRIANI - The Complete Albums Collection

Loving the alien…   It’s hard to do this colossal 15-disc set justice in such a small space, but basically it does just what it says – all of the guitar virtuoso’s studio albums in on eplace, plus a disc of bonus material. They sound great thanks to new digital remasters approved by Satriani himself. Listening to the 186 tracks in order, …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 427

- ABBA The Treasures

Swede dreams are made of this The Treasures series enjoys a makeover – and not before time. And who better to celebrate the new-look book – gone is the hardback box sleeve; in with a cushioned cover the likes of which you see on kids’ books – than Sweden’s flamboyant fab four? The drill remains the same, though: heavy on the pics, light on the info, spruced up with …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 427

DEVO - The Complete Truth About De-Evolution

In which Devo prove their own theory Having broken through with such a strong concept in the late 70s, Devo found themselves unable to move beyond it; those yellow jumpsuits quickly became straitjackets. 1977-1980 were golden years: a deconstruction of the Stones’ Satisfaction, Jocko Homo, Whip It: they defined the new decade’s jerky, rigid whiteboy funk before …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 427

- Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (9th March, 2014)

View: centre Not to be confused with Ranking Roger’s The Beat, Dave Wakeling’s crew have been flying the ska flag in the US for nearly a decade. Making a rare trip over the Atlantic, inter-song banter saw the guitarist/vocalist reminisce about his days in Brum, before introducing Roddy Radiation. The Specials’ guitarist quickly launched into Concrete Jungle, Rat Race …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 427