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Articles in the current Issue



After nearly half a century, the songs Bob Dylan made with The Band in 1967 are officially released, revealing perhaps the last great mystery of 60s rock. Patrick Humphries goes subterranean to tell the story behind the legendary Basement Tapes In the beginning, as with many memorable things in rock’n’roll, it all began with Bob Dylan…  In May 1969, a double LP of …


BIRTH OF The (British) BLUES

BIRTH OF The (British) BLUES

Jimmy Page once prolcaimed that, looking“back to the birth of the British blues scene,one man pioneered a sound that was to give incentive to every group of that time... Cyril Davies. Robbed by an early death of the fruits of his labours,he and his group the All Stars showed the path”.Kris Needs leads us on The London R&B scene that shaped Britain’s musical history is often …

ARTICLE From Issue 436



Got the January blues? Then you’ll probably need some soul, jazz, psych and rock to go with it… And some decent reading material too… What’s that you say? You can’t remember New Year’s Eve, let alone 2014…? Don’t worry, you don’t have to. Behold RC’s guide to the best music, books and DVDs, from Reissues Of The Year to our columnists’ top picks – all reviewed in our 2014 …

ARTICLE From Issue 436

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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

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Sample This: The Birth Of Hip-Hop

The convoluted tale of hip-hop’s “national anthem” What’s weirder: that a British instro hit from the 60s formed the bedrock of hip-hop culture; or that Gene Simmons narrates this documentary, which unearths the surprising story behind The Incredible Bongo Band and their cover of The Shadows’ Apache? Or how about this: that the session musicians who cut the record include …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 436

- The Amplification Of Souls by Gilles Aubry

Congolese church practices given aural study The noise aesthetics of urban religious practices are at the heart of this book and CD study by Swiss sound artist Gilles Aubry. Focusing on the Pentecostal churches of the Democratic Republic Of Congo’s capital Kinshasa and their dramatic approach to spreading the gospel via feedback-heavy amplification, Aubry’s field recordings have been …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 436

BETH HART, ROBERT CRAY - London Royal Albert Hall (30th October, 2014)

View: front stalls Robert Cray appeared in sandals, toeing the line with a selection of smooth blues and a pinch of good humour. Highlights included the lip-smacking good times of Chicken In The Kitchen, and the fun, engaging Phone Booth. A polished set.  Beth Hart divided opinion among blues purists attending the London Blues Festival, but she had a ball at the biggest UK date of her …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 436

WILLIE NELSON & SISTER BOBBIE - December Day: Willie’s Stash Vol 1

Keeping it in the family Given that the thing most people know about Nelson beyond his music is his fondness for smoking illicit substances, it’s cute that he should have decided to call his series of archive releases Willie’s Stash. Volume One finds him sharing the spotlight with his sister, the pair having been taught by their grandparents to play several instruments when growing up …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 436


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