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Articles in the current Issue



While David Bowie grabbed the acclaim and fame for thin white funk, Marc Bolan had beaten him to it. As ever, the pioneer did not win the plaudits. But when T.Rex sent soul into space with Zinc Alloy And The Hidden Riders Of Tomorrow, it produced fabulous rarities, a reMarcable musical fusion – and a great story. George Rab reports The start of the 70s saw the transformation of an amiable …




Its name synonymous with sweaty rock’n’roll, London’s Marquee spent decades as a launch pad for almost every legendary British act – and all the never weres. Bob Solly, who gigged there with some loser called David Bowie, tells the story of the venue with the help of its owner, Harold Pendleton, and RC ’s Editor, Ian McCann, recalls being a teenage punter at the club in the 70s The …

ARTICLE From Issue 426

The Composer

The Composer

Smokey Robinson is a walking Miracle, who still writes from the heart. He talks to Ian McCann about lost friends and how he feels about today’s crop of soul singers  Soul comes in many forms: Wilson Pickett screaming; The Dramatics hamming it up; Al Green’s Sunday service; Sam & Dave’s steps and sweat. All rely on a certain amount of theatre, on creating melodrama where …

ARTICLE From Issue 426

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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

THE MINISTRY OF WOLVES - Music From Republik Der Wölfe

A Grimm outlook Attention, creatives: if you’re in sore need of inspirationby- example, here’s an object lesson in what’s achievable when your stars are aligned. Enticingly, it’s a collaboration between Einstürzende Neubauten veteran Alexander Hacke, inexhaustible ex-Bad Seed Mick Harvey, Danielle de Picciotto from Crime And The City Solution, and …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 426

MICHAEL JACKSON - Michael Jackson: The Maestro: The Definitive A-Z (Volume 1: A-J) by Chris Cadman

Don’t stop till you get enough Michael Jackson’s untimely death in 2009 left a global fanbase bereft. His looming This Is It residency at London’s O2 Arena promised much; having not released a full-length album since 2001, his recording career seemed tantalisingly unfinished. Much like Prince fans wonder what’s in the Purple One’s infamous Vault (or is he …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 426

BOB DYLAN - 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration: Deluxe Edition

“Bobfest” live-cast on DVD for the first time Before Dylan’s late 90s resurgence, this 1992 tribute concert, recorded at Madison Square Garden, may well have seemed like something of a Last Waltz for Bob, stuck in neutral during the early part of the decade, struggling to sustain the legend of the Never Ending Tour. Indeed, The Band, who signed off with the Waltz in 1976, are one of a …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 426

- London Shepherd’s Bush O2 Empire (25th February, 2014)

View: standing in balcony Wilko’s resolute attitude to his health has meant that the longer he lives, the more his gigs have become celebrations, and every second is savoured. The pairing of Roger Daltrey and Johnson is inspired. Wilko’s tried-and-tested three-piece opened with drummer Dylan Howe and bassist Norman Watt-Roy playing standards such as Doctor Dupree and You’re …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 426