Peel Sessions 20.08.94 and 08.04.97
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look at albums from the past, Fiona HUtchings checks out two Peel Sessions EPs from Leicester indie band Prolapse, which have been released by Precious Recordings of London for the first time on vinyl.
Ich Bin Der Eine Von Uns Beiden
Andreas Dorau's re-released 2005 LP finally makes sense to Maarten Schiethart
Flying Doesn't Help
Maarten Schiethart finds that, while receiving lukewarm reviews at the time, Anthony Moore's 1979 now seminal solo album 'Flying Doesn't Help' strikes hard after over forty years.
Biff Bang Pow!
A Better Life – Complete Creations 1984-1991
Tommy Gunnarsson reflects upon a new six-disc box set on Cherry Red which compiles together Creation Records boss Alan McGee’s recordings with his 80’s and 90’s band Biff Bang Pow!
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on Keith Richards' 1992 debut solo a;bum 'Main Offender', which has just been re-released in a thirtieth anniversary edition.
It's a Shame about Ray
Tommy Gunnarsson finds essential listening a 30th anniversary reissue of iconic US indie rocksters The Lemonheads’ fourth album 'It's a Shame about Ray', which includes a bonus disc of B sides and demos.
The Year of the Ox
John Clarkson ref;lects on Edinburgh-based band New Leaf's fourth album 'The Year of the Ox', which recorded originally in 2001, has finally seen release twenty years later.in an updated version.
In our Re:View section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Nick Dent-Robinson is excited that David Bowie’s ‘Toy,’ previously soldas part of a box set format will be released in its own right.
Dreamworkers Of Time – The BBC Recordings 1985-1995
Julie Cruickshank examines a fabulous box set containing the BBC recordings of Hawkwind, pioneers of psychedelic rock.
Maarten Schiethart examines unfathomable King of Garage Punk Pop Ty Segall's thirteenth album, which was released at the end of last year.
In our 'Re:View' section, Maarten Schiethart finds that baffling, avant garde electronic wizard from Kampala Don Zilla is graced with a divine touch on his new album 'Ekizikiza Mubwengula' which was released earlier this year.
Zena Greig enjoys Oasis' new double live CD which captures the two infamous sell-out concerts they played at Knebwoth in 1996.
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Zena Greig reflects on Garbage's 2001 third album 'Beautiful Garbage', which is being released in a remastered, expanded version.
Ian A. Anderson
Please Re-Adjust Your Time – The Early Blues & Psych-Folk Years 1967-1972
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on a new 4CD box set compiling folk/blues under-appreciated singer-songwriter Ian A Anderson’s first four albums
In our 'Re:View' column, in which we look back at records from the past. Dave Goodwin reflects on a new double CD compilation from early 80's Barnsley post-punk band Party Day
All Things Must Pass
In the first of two articles Nick Dent-Robinson commemorates the 50th anniversary of the late George Harrison’s seminal album,’ All Things Must Pass'.
All Things Must Pass
In the second of two articles Eoghan Lyng finds that George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ “is the most thoughtful and fully-realised" of all The Beatles' solo debut albums.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look at albums from the past, Nick Dent-Robinson examines Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell’s classic 1971 album, ‘Blue’, which is being released in various 50th Anniversary editions, which include demos and out-takes.
Big Eyes Family
The Disappointed Chair
Nicky Crewe examines the not-to-be-missed latest album from Sheffield’s Big Eyes Family, which was first released in the Covid chaos of November 2020.
Obviously 5 Believers
Stephen Duffy, sometimes also known as 'TinTin', formed The Hawks after quitting Duran Duran just before they were signed. Tommy Gunnarsson listens to The Hawks' previously unreleased only album 'Obviously 5 Believers', and finds that it isn’t without its charm.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles a new 50th anniversary deluxe version of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 1971 hit album, 'Deja Vu'.
The Who Sell Out
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look at albums from the past, Malcolm Carter finds that The Who’s finest album, 1967's 'The Who Sells Out', is given the box set treatment it deserves with five CDs, two vinyl 7 inch singles and a book worth the price of admission alone.
Maarten Schiethart reflects upon Finnish maths pop pioneers Rubik’s under-rated third album ‘Solar’, which has its tenth anniversary this year.
South London Stinks
Disco Zombies, who were post-punk proteges of John Peel. get an essential reissue – and send Maarten Schiethart on a trip down memory lane.
Sky Children : The Best Of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour
Malcolm Carter examines a new compilation that covers all stages of cult 1960's outfit Kaleidoscope/Fairfield Parlour's career, and finds an accompanying DVD of archive footage makes it an essential purchase.
Ghost Trains and Country Lanes: Studio, Stage and Sessions 1984-2005
In our 'Re:View' section Tommy Gunnarsson reflects on a new double CD retrospective by influential early indie act The Loft.
Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury
In our Re:View section John Clarkson examines an impressive three CD Ian Dury retrospective.
(Suburban Crimes of) Everyday Happiness
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Kimberly Bright finds that the Bitter Springs’ magnificent remastered 2001 masterpiece '(Suburban Crimes of) Every Happiness' hasn’t aged a day.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Neil Swift reflects upon Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagen’s 1982 debut solo album ‘The Nightfly’.
Need Somebody to Love
Steve Kinrade enjoys new Optic Nerve Recordings retrospective 'Need Somebody to Love', which compiles together all the studio recordings of lost 70's new wave band, the VIPs.
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on 'The Collection', a new five CD box set from the late Amy Winehouse.
Keith How appraises a reissue of 'Crimson Moon', the 21st LP by legendary, late Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch which feature appearances from Johnny Marr and Bernard Butler.
Banzai (Elektronische Musik aus Berlin 1985-87)
Maarten Schiethart reviews a retrospective of vintage synthesizer nostalgia from Berlin duo Lapre.
How Sweet To Be An Idiot
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson finds something for almost everyone in Neil Innes' 1972 debut solo album 'How Sweet To Be An Idiot', which is being reissued in an expanded version.
The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Tommy Gunnarsson reviews Iionic British Marxist indiepop band McCarthy’s 1989 second album, ‘The Enraged Will Inherit The Earth’, which is being reissued in an expanded vinyl edition.
In our Re:View section, in which our writers look back albums from the past, nick dent-Robinson, reflects on Paul McCartney's 1997 album 'Flaming Pie', which has just been-released in an updated edition.
My Colors Dark
Ben Howarth refelcts upon Californian singer-songwriter Sean O'Brien's eighth solo album from last year, which is an enjoyable ride from power-pop to angsty punk.
The Delta Sweete
Cila Warncke examines Bobbie Gentry's striking 1968 album which showcases an unexpected diversity of country music.
Adrian P examines Giant Sand’s much-cherished 1991 studio album once more, which Fire Records have rebooted once more with a renewed double-disc edition.
Surfin' Bird: The Best of the Trashmen
Maarten Schiethart reflects on a compilation from mid-Western surf-twang pioneers The Trashmen from last year, who were finally given a comprehensive Best-of CD in the UK.
In our Re:View section Malcolm Carter reflects on the Distractions' debut album from 1980 which has finally been made available on CD, comprising both the original album and a new Nick Halliwell remix. He finds that a host of extras make this a must-buy.
Hangman's Beautiful Daughters
Smashed Full of Wonder
In our 'Re:View'section, in which we look at albums and records from the past, Dixie Ernill reflects on an excellent new compilation of forgotten 80’s garage band Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters.
Eoghan Lyng reflects on Irish singer-songwriter David Gray's groundbreaking fourth album 'White Ladder', which has just been re-released in a remastered 20th Anniversary edition.
Adrian Janes assesses an expanded version of a 1997 career compilation of Bill Bruford’s jazz combo Earthworks, which covers both studio and live tracks.
Great American Radio Volume 3 – Telluride Jazz Festival, Colorado, June 8, 2008
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Carl Bookstein, reflects on a solid 2008 concert recording from the legendary New Orleans soul group the Neville Brothers.
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers examine albums from the past, Adrian Janes reflects on a new reissue of Roxy Music guitarist Phil Manzanera’s 1975 first solo album 'Diamond Head', which mixes styles and star guests to often impressive effect.
Going for Gold
Richard Lewis examines Britpop act Shed Seven's Greatest Hits compilation 'Going for Gold', which, originally released in 1999, has just been reissued in a new double CD edition with additional studio sessions and live tracks.
All is Dream
In our 'Re: View' section. in which our writers reflect on albums from the past, Keith How finds that a timely sumptuous four CD celebration of Mercury Rev’s 'All is Dream'from 2001 presented with demos, live materials and unreleased material proves to be a relevant and fascinating listen.