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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

- Lee, Myself & I by Wyndham Wallace

Intimate portrait of Lee Hazlewood before he bought the farm Music insider Wyndham Wallace admits he’s always been equally attracted to and intimidated by charismatic, dominant figures and, in befriending Lee Hazlewood, he was to have his wish granted.  A man who could beguile with anecdotes one moment and leave his company feeling downright scared the next, Hazlewood emerges as a …

BOOK REVIEW From Issue 440

FEATS FIRST - The Life & Music Of Lowell George

Feats failed fiasco is cheap and cheerless When one learns from the jacket that this film is not sanctioned by the artist or by his estate, and when the introductory blurb tails off mid-sentence, it’s no spoiler alert to discover we’re in unofficial bio territory – taking a whistle-stop tour of the great Lowell George’s life without learning anything new about him at all. …

DVD REVIEW From Issue 440

THE BLOW MONKEYS - If Not Now, When?

How soon is Now? The Blow Monkeys have enjoyed one of rock’s more fruitful reformations. Beginning in earnest with 2008’s stylish Devil’s Tavern, their second coming has since continued apace with two further highly credible studio LPs (Staring At The Sea and 2013’s Feels Like A New Morning) being pursued by deluxe, Cherry Red-sponsored reissues of their first three, …

ALBUM REVIEW From Issue 440

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