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Articles in the current Issue



The debut album holds a unique place in music. Little wonder, then, that it’s often the most collectable item by an artist. Ian Shirley, editor of the Rare Record Price Guide 2016, brings us 51 opening shots worth targeting Even in this age of digital downloads and streaming of individual tracks, the debut album by an artist is of vital importance and of great interest to fans. It reveals not …




Our latest Rare Record Club album is a hand-finished reproduction of a captivating private-press acid-folk LP from 1971. The artist, Ken Saul, tells Ian Shirley all about his beautiful Seashells The latest entry to the Rare Record Club came through a source close to home – the Rare Record Price Guide itself! When updating the 2016 edition, I was examining prices for the rare folk-rock Stone …

ARTICLE From Issue 433



Aphex Twin’s “catalogue” is one of the most confusing in collectable music. Jake Kennedy imposes order with a list of 21 records that could make your analogue bubblebath runneth over It’s a good time to be an Aphex Twin fan. After languishing behind aliases and hinting that there might be hundreds, if not thousands, of unreleased tracks that have simply been forgotten in his …

ARTICLE From Issue 433

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Box/deluxe sets from Metallica, Stevie Ray Vaughan, T.Rex, Donna Summer, Henry Mancini, Rush, Johnny Mathis, Ronnie Milsap. Reissues from Suede, HIM, Bryan Adams. Q&As with: Ex-Genesis' Anthony Phillips, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Jethro Tull's Martin Barre, Godflesh, Marillion's Steve Rothery.

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

SIXX:AM - Modern Vintage

Not such a motley crew Sometimes it’s creatively beneficial when musicians put their feet up for a while, and this is definitely the case with the irritatingly punctuated Sixx:AM, led by Nikki Sixx, bassist with the equally painful-to-type Mötley Crüe.  Given his day job, there’s obviously no pressure on Sixx to make this band a major success and, as a result, …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 433

- Check The Technique Volume 2: More Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies by Brian Coleman

Forensic look at 25 hip-hop classics From judiciously put-together sales pitches to Dylan’s freewheeling prose poetry, LP sleevenotes used to be something of a craft. Yet, as Brian Coleman notes, hip-hop albums largely emerge from the pressing plant boasting little more than a “list of producer and sample credits, a publicity photo or two, and some hastily composed shout-outs”. …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 433

ANTHRAX - Chile On Hell

Yo soy la ley! You won’t fuck around no more… If you’re a classic metal band, a great way to pay the bills – and this is not intended to be sarcastic – is to go out on tour, find a rabid crowd, play the old hits and record the show for a DVD. Who needs the newer songs or the album fillers? Give the punters what they want and take the money.  That’s what veteran …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 433

THE DRIFTERS - Preston Charter Theatre (6th September, 2014)

View: rear stalls Sixty-one years and 50-plus line-ups later, The Drifters demonstrated rigorous drilling. Four vocalists and a six-piece backing band slid though many hits, tenor Michael Williams testified convincingly, and main dancer Ryan King’s moves elicited audience whoops. There was the inevitable stool-perching and Spanglish version of Unbreak My Heart, while nostalgic projections …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 433


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