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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 …




As an indie label, you’re meant to smoulder bravely for a few years, then burn out! So how has the Fire imprint survived for 30 years, sparking collectable gems from the likes of Pulp, without being extinguished? Tim ‘Ferno’ Peacock delves deep Record companies’ roles in promoting and marketing music have changed beyond recognition since 2000. Most surviving majors and independents …

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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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


Yes he Kan “Life is a blank cheque, and I will sign it how the fuck I like,” asserts Afrikan Boy on Border Business. Chances are, he’ll soon be able to ink noughts on the end of any figure he writes on it. His is a music that’s been waiting to be created, much as his pal/mentor MIA’s has been: a style heading for success mostly on its own terms, from a culture …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 433

- Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography Of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O’Dair

Who? Wyatt: where, when, why If, for some entirely unfathomable reason, you didn’t already revere Robert Wyatt before reading this book, you’ll be hopelessly besotted with him by the end of it. Different Every Time doesn’t seek to flatter its subject, but nor does it need to. In the same way that Robert Wyatt’s inimitably unaffected voice embodies human frailty and …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 433

SEX PISTOLS - Sex Pistols On TV: The TV Interviews Uncensored

Another flogging for a long-dead horse One of the tawdrier attempts to cash in on the iconic British punks’ chaotic legacy, Sex Pistols On TV promises much but never threatens to deliver. It purports to unearth rare and long-forgotten archival footage from the band’s heyday, yet in reality this amounts to little more than a hastily assembled and badly edited hotchpotch of news and …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 433

- Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset (29th October, 2014)

View: bucolic Considering half the bands here were influenced by Pavement, it was a joy to hear Stephen Malkmus, master of contorted guitar. By contrast, Jenny Lewis was as poppy as this festival gets. The first exclusive was Gene Clark – No Other Band (featuring Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes and Iain Matthews, plus Vegas-style compère). There were some beautiful vocals, and a …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 433


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