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Articles in the current Issue

Yesterday’s kids, today’s legends

Yesterday’s kids, today’s legends

The Jam’s Setting Sons was released 35 years ago. It marked a turning point in the band’s career where it became clear their impact would last. But they had faced a fight to get the record heard. Tim Peacock talks to key figures in the making of an album that sounds every bit as vital today 1978 was arguably the most turbulent year of The Jam’s decade-long career. The poor reception …

FEATURED ARTICLE From Issue 434

FIRST & LAST

FIRST & LAST

When debut albums become last testaments, the result is often highly sought-after. Ian Shirley describes the 51 top one-off LPs and notes the often-prohibitive prices they fetch Like that other Bible, the Rare Record Price Guide 2016 is full of wonderful stories – even if you have to read between the lines to see them. It not only gives the value of rare and collectable records but behind …

ARTICLE From Issue 434

Vive le skank

Vive le skank

In the UK, we’ve been used to Jamaican music forming part of the musical landscape. In France, it’s a different story; reggae was virtually ignored. But that didn’t stop the record labels from issuing delicious (and sometimes unwittingly hilarious) pic sleeve 7”s. Manuel Rabasse selects some gems Though the story of recorded Jamaican music in France doesn’t go back as far as in the …

ARTICLE From Issue 434

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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

DESTRUCTION - London Camden Underworld (8th October, 2014)

View: standing, sweating A night of lager-fuelled underground thrash united the old-school with emerging talent influenced by 80s bone-crushing thrash. Belgian speed-metallers Evil Invaders spray-opened the first can, a jolly rocket of gonzoid power with helium-filled vocals reminiscent of Raven. Young Finns, Lost Society, provided cutting riffs, ripped jeans and torn sleeveless T-shirts, and …

LIVE REVIEW From Issue 434

- The Possibilities Are Endless

A captivating chronicle of a man on the mend When Edwyn Collins emerged from his coma in 2005 after suffering a life-threatening brain haemorrhage, he could only say “Yes”, “No”, his wife’s name, and one other short phrase: “The possibilities are endless.” It’s no surprise, therefore, that those words should be chosen as the title of this remarkable …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 434

KURT COBAIN - Kurt Cobain: The Last Session by Jesse Frohman

Some of the last shots in Nirvana’s lifespan When photographer Jesse Frohman was commissioned by the UK press to photograph Nirvana, he obviously couldn’t have known the shoot would be Kurt Cobain’s last. But on meeting the singer – as he explains in his thoroughly fascinating notes about the day – it soon became apparent all was not well. By way of greeting, Cobain …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 434

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

Current affairs Doubtless the official release of Dylan’s legendary Basement Tapes will take the wind out of these sails. Story goes that Dylan gave T Bone Burnett a collection of over 100 lyrics he penned – and subsequently shelved – in 1967, and Burnett assembled a cadre of Americana aficionados to record them. It’s a worthy enterprise, but the “New” BTs …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 434

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