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Articles in the current Issue

New Money

New Money

Everyone knows old records are worth dosh, right? But fewer people are aware that comparatively recent records can also attract a pretty penny. Ian Shirley, Editor of the Rare Record Price Guide, rounds up 51 whippersnappers from the 00s and beyond that a casual punter would overlook if they turned up at a boot fair…  In February 2013, My Bloody Valentine released their third album, …




Author Irvine Welsh extols his love of all things vinyl as the film adaptation of his novel Filth comes to DVD. Joel McIver cooks up the words  You couldn’t escape Irvine Welsh in the late 90s and early 00s. Thanks to his 1993 novel, Trainspotting, the awe-inspiring film adaptation which followed three years later and the sequence of books which Welsh delivered in their wake, the …

ARTICLE From Issue 427



A lot of the rock phenomena we take for granted today – free festival bands, the fusion of East and West, trippy danceable grooves, to name just three – were pioneered to a great extent by one group. Colin Harvey dives deep into the frustrating but remarkable story of Quintessence  Some bands struggle for years to win attention, but not Quintessence. Within weeks of forming in April …

ARTICLE From Issue 427

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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

GRUFF RHYS - American Interior

Turning Americana inside-out   Much like his film Separado! tracked Gruff Rhys’ Welsh ancestry to a break-off faction in Patagonia, American Interior (“Album. Book. Film. App.”) is a four-pronged project borne of Rhys’ efforts to follow the trail of a distant relative from Snowdonia to the US. In 1792, John Evans set out to uncover a …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 427

VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Kids Are All Square: Medway Punk And Beyond (1977-85) by Bob Collins & Ian Snowball

Medway to the world   Merely an hour from London, yet psychologically a universe away, Kent’s Medway Towns, Chatham and Rochester, have spawned some of rock’s most celebrated, yet least fashionable, garage-punk outfits over the last 35 years. Compiled in broadly chronological fashion and primarily reliant upon anecdotal material, The Kids Are All Square aims to discover how …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 427

BAD COMPANY - The Band. The Music. The Story. The 40th Anniversary Documentary

From Free agents to Company men This excellent documentary is the work of Jon Brewer, director of the recent BB King film The Life Of Riley. While lacking the broad sociological sweep of that work, it’s an exemplary if straightforward biography of Bad Company. At its heart is an extended interview with the three founding members, Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs and Simon Kirke (viewable in its …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 427

- London Camden Underworld (5th March, 2014)

View: standing, midway Denmark’s finest power-metal quintet played to a select crowd, showcasing their latest, A Life To Die For, as well as plundering their stellar catalogue. The 15-song, 100-minute romp began with Andre Andersen’s parping keys on the clapalong One Minute To Live, before the storming The Mission saw the place erupt. A mass singalong was invoked on the …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 427