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Articles in the current Issue

LED GET PHYSICAL

LED GET PHYSICAL

WITH THE FORMIDABLE LED ZEPPELIN DELUXE EDITION SERIES UP TO FULL STEAM, CURATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE JIMMY PAGE TELLS PIERRE PERRONE HOW THE LATEST INSTALMENT, PHYSICAL GRAFFITI, CAME ABOUT, AND RECALLS HIS TIME AS A 60s SESSION GUN FOR HIRE Led Zeppelin are rightly painted as the British rock band who conquered America in the late 60s and never looked back. On their first US tour, they took no …

FEATURED ARTICLE From Issue 440

MUSIC CITY SOUL THE SOUND STAGE 7 STORY

MUSIC CITY SOUL THE SOUND STAGE 7 STORY

We all know what Nashville is famous for. But in the 60s a label run by one of the legends of US radio made it a hub of black music too. Randy Fox recounts the tale of Sound Stage 7 By 1963, Nashville was well-established as the capital of country music with record companies, publishers, booking agents, radio stations and stars, all tuned into the “twang” end of the musical …

ARTICLE From Issue 440

A different POV

A different POV

Ken Sharp speaks to all four members of the classic Utopia line-up about the highs and lows of being the least predictable band in rock, and walking in a giant’s shadow… Ra tour, New Victoria Theatre, London, England, 1 February 1977… Dressed in a pure white Egyptian-styled costume, against the wild cheers of the appreciative standing-room-only crowd, Todd Rundgren, with chrome …

ARTICLE From Issue 440

Latest News

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

HAWKWIND, FOCUS - Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (6th March, 2015)

View: towards the middle Fronted by their founder, yodelling flute-player Thijs Van Leer, Dutch prog-rockers Focus failed to ignite, the mighty Hocus Pocus never quite locking into gear, blighted by clunky guitar and an extended solo from long-serving drummer Pierre Van Der Linden. Their fondness for flashy playing was at odds with the tighter, more cohesive Hawkwind, whose set kicked off with …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 440

WHITESNAKE - Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage by Martin Popoff

You’ll read it from cover to Coverdale Not quite the “full biography” as claimed on the blurb, Sail Away really tells the story of hard rock greats Whitesnake’s rise to fame, with a brief summary of events since their commercial peak in the late 80s. As with most of Martin Popoff’s excellent oeuvre, it’s a good book  for fans to argue with: a subjective …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 440

PENTAGRAM - All Your Sins

Double-disc live library for veteran doomsters Pentagram’s career may have had more peaks and troughs than a theme park ride – and more breakdowns than a Sinclair C5 – but the band are today considered doom metal legends; rightly so, given that they not only crafted some genius albums, but also helped to cement the genre in its formative years.  Featuring nine shows over …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 440

THE VERY BEST - Makes A King

Kings of global pop return with a royal offering The Very Best’s first two albums, Warm Heart Of Africa and MTMTMK, saw them charm critics and the general public alike with their highly original, feel-good brand of global electro pop. Shorn of original member (and French DJ) Etienne Tron, the Swedish-Malawian duo of Johan Hugo and Esau Mwamwaya decamped to a rented house on the shores of …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 440

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