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Articles in the current Issue

Deeper Understanding

Deeper Understanding

Kate Bush shocked the world when she announced her first live concerts in 35 years. Kris Needs interviewed her three times when she was at the peak of her powers – and reveals why she never lost them The return of Kate Bush to the concert stage after 35 years has been greeted with the kind of hysteria which has already made the 22 shows she’s performing at the Eventim Apollo in London …




Jazz giant Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley began his career as Charlie Parker’s heir apparent, then played on Miles Davis’ A Kind Of Blue and laid the foundations of soul-jazz. To coincide with the first reissue of Cannonball’s 1972 album, The Black Messiah, Charles Waring pays tribute to the underrated alto saxophonist Everybody liked him right away because he was this big, jovial guy, …

ARTICLE From Issue 430



Chip Taylor wrote Wild Thing, Angel Of The Morning and I Can’t Let Go. Then he abandoned music for gambling. (Let’s face it, there’s less risk involved!) When he came back, Garth Cartwright was one of thousands waiting to sing his praises...  Chip Taylor is one of rock’n’roll’s great unsung heroes. Growing up in Yonkers, New York, he signed to the King imprint in …

ARTICLE From Issue 430

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Box sets from The Beatles, Elvis Presley, INXS. Reissues from Wire, and Queen live. Q&As with: Accept, UB40's Ali Campbell, ex-Whitesnake's Bernie Marsden, THE THE, Rage's Mike Terrana.

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

JON HASSELL - City: Works Of Fiction

Hassell’s metropolitan vision… expanded   Jon Hassell has been treading his singular path since the late 70s. His unique style, dubbed “Fourth World”, uses stylistic contrasts to forge a highly visual musical landscape. It received perhaps its most fully realised vision on 1990’s City: Works Of Fiction, which receives a welcome reissue here.  Based …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 430

BREAD - Bread: A Sweet Surrender by Malcolm C Searles

A functional account of the AOR crusties Perhaps more than any other band of the early 70s, Bread symbolised what US radio programmers called “soft rock”. But behind cosy, non-threatening hits such as Make It With You and Everything I Own, theirs was a familiar tale of success soured by creative friction, break-ups and bitter lawsuits. On paper, Bread initially seemed …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 430


London’s bossa queen in a capital documentary While Brazil has moved steadily away from its musical traditions, bossa nova’s flame continues to burn brightly in London thanks to the presence of vocalist Mônica Vasconcelos. This DVD celebrates 20 years since her relocation from São Paulo, with a mixture of interviews and live footage revealing a passionate and eloquent …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 430

- London Islington O2 Academy (12th June, 2014)

View: standing, rear A re-formed Dan Reed Network, with all five original members, provided a happy family reunion for fans and band alike, cruising together through an unforgettable evening of melodic funk-rock. After an energetic start, the delightful Rainbow Child allowed the room to breathe, followed by the laid-back, groovy Come Back Baby. The floor was thumping for a hip-shaking …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 430


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