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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 …




Neither as fast or as empty as much of the music that borrowed from it, Chicago’s original house music delivered weirdness and soul you could dance to. It also unleashed a heap of collectable 12” singles, collated here by Kris Needs It’s not just boom boom boom. They’re telling me something here. Something I can dance to and learn from. I can see house music becoming universal …

ARTICLE From Issue 433



The subject of a play, a new film and multi-CD retrospective, Frankie Valli, the Jersey boy talks to Paul Rigby. Had I not made it in the music business then there was always a risk that I might have turned to crime. Most of the people that I grew up with were not college-educated. There was no one funding that. If you didn’t make it one way, you made it the other way. You either got mobbed …

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

IAN DURY - The Vinyl Collection

The complete works of Lord Upminster Dury has been well served over the years by compilations and reissues adorned with extras, but this beautifully packaged box goes back to the meat-and-potatoes of his output with heavyweight vinyl versions of the eight studio albums Dury released between 1977 and his death in 2000. The music that made his name can be found on the eloquent, artsy solo debut New …

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

IAN ANDERSON - Thick As A Brick Live In Iceland

Tull man heads north – and back in time Jethro Tull’s concept album Thick As A Brick was last played live in its entirety over four decades ago – sufficient reason for Ian Anderson to dust it down for 176 performances across 2012- 13. As this show from early in the tour illustrates, this was followed by the newly recorded Thick As A Brick 2, imagining five different life stories for …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 433

- Towersey, Oxon (23rd October, 2014)

View: left, standing A double celebration saw the world’s oldest independent record label, Topic, mark its 75th anniversary as part of Towersey’s 50th birthday. Led by musical director Eliza Carthy, the two-hour concert saw established and emerging artists pay homage to Topic’s hefty, historic catalogue. Among those paying tribute were Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 433


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