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Articles in the current Issue

AMERICANA IDOLS

AMERICANA IDOLS

OK, so you can identify the freeways, but what about the side streets of Americana? And where does it stop and somewhere else start? This list of 31 Americana collectables includes the main routes, but also follows some lost trails. David Harvey walks them I must’ve picked up the country bug travelling across the backwoods southern states as a kid. Picture a preacher man’s son in the …

FEATURED ARTICLE From Issue 437

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Mint Mono

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Mint Mono

Multiple Simon & Garfunkel pressings and their pre-fame work, plus a plethora of covers, have made Simon & Garfunkel a minefield for collectors, as Ian Shirley reports. And on page 71, we look at Paul Simon’s game-changing Graceland The recent death of film director Mike Nichols saw a glut of obituaries paying tribute to his contribution to cinema, with particular attention given to The …

ARTICLE From Issue 437

HOW DID HE DO IT?

HOW DID HE DO IT?

Mitch Murray was a hit-writing machine in the 60s and 70s – all thanks to a badly-played ukulele and no alarm clock. He composes himself while Chris Welch takes notes When The Beatles launched their conquest of the world in 1963, it seemed one of their most significant achievements was replacing the services of Tin Pan Alley tunesmiths with their own songwriting skills. No longer would …

ARTICLE From Issue 437

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Box sets from Bruce Springsteen, ABBA, REM, Jesus Jones, Tears For Fears, The Jam, Simon & Garfunkel, The Moody Blues, Ulver, The Go-Betweens. Deluxe Jethro Tull. Q&As with: Devilment's Dani Filth, Rammstein's Richard Kruspe, Live, Kobra & The Lotus.

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

WU-TANG -  Wu-Tang Saga

Cappadonna goes for his More the saga of one Wu-Tang in particular: Cappadonna grew up with future members of the group that revolutionised hip-hop 20 years ago, but was in jail when RZA put the original line-up together. Upon re-emerging, he scrambled to make up for lost time, guesting on Raekwon’s 1995 hit Ice Cream, Ghostface Killah’s Iron Man album and 1997’s collective release, Wu-Tang …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 437

-  Season Of The Witch: How The Occult Saved Rock And Roll by Peter Bebergal

The ballad of rebel rock From the first rumblings of the big beat, many have tried to cast rock’n’roll as the “Devil’s music” – a sound that sprang from nefarious sources and which, at best, led to human depravity – at worst: to eternal damnation. Though many such accusations were hyperbole, there’s no denying that the social and spiritual upheavals of the 60s led many successful …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 437

LUKE HAINES - Adventures In Dementia

All about a man with a van Billed as a “micro opera” (and performed as such on the continent in recent months) Haines’ latest skewed, cutting view of the world finds a Mark E Smith impersonator en route to a caravan holiday crashing his knackered car into Skrewdriver frontman, Ian Stewart’s vehicle…  We’re not making this up. Haines is. And, …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 437

RIVAL SONS - London Kentish Town Forum (10th December, 2014)

View: up front Rival Sons are, simply, the best rock band on the planet! Their latest, Great Western Valkyrie, is a classic, firmly founded in the ballsy rock’n’roll of the 70s. Kicking off their 20-song set with You Want To, the Sons wasted no time getting into the groove. Their riffs are big, drums heavy, vocals loud, and all are delivered with soul and emotion. Adding a …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 437

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