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George Harrison

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

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'.


George Harrison

George Harrison - 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.


Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell - Blue

Blue
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

Big Eyes Family - The Disappointed Chair

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.


Hawks

Hawks - Obviously 5 Believers

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

Crosby, Stills,  Nash and Young - Deja Vu

Deja Vu
Nick Dent-Robinson profiles a new 50th anniversary deluxe version of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's 1971 hit album, 'Deja Vu'.


Who

Who - The Who Sell Out

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.


Rubik

Rubik - Solar

Solar
Maarten Schiethart reflects upon Finnish maths pop pioneers Rubik’s under-rated third album ‘Solar’, which has its tenth anniversary this year.


Disco Zombies

Disco Zombies - South London Stinks

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.


Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope - Sky Children : The Best Of Kaleidoscope and Fairfield Parlour

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.


Loft

Loft - Ghost Trains and Country Lanes: Studio, Stage and Sessions 1984-2005

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.


Ian Dury

Ian Dury - Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury

Hit Me! The Best of Ian Dury
In our Re:View section John Clarkson examines an impressive three CD Ian Dury retrospective.


Bitter Springs

Bitter Springs - (Suburban Crimes of)  Everyday Happiness

(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.


Donald Fagen

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly

The Nightfly
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’.


VIPS

VIPS - Need Somebody to Love

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.


Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse - The Collection

The Collection
Nick Dent-Robinson reflects on 'The Collection', a new five CD box set from the late Amy Winehouse.


Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch - Crimson Moon

Crimson Moon
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.


Lapre

Lapre - Banzai (Elektronische Musik aus Berlin 1985-87)

Banzai (Elektronische Musik aus Berlin 1985-87)
Maarten Schiethart reviews a retrospective of vintage synthesizer nostalgia from Berlin duo Lapre.


Neil Innes

Neil Innes - How Sweet To Be An Idiot

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.


McCarthy

McCarthy - The Enraged Will Inherit the Earth

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.


Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie

Flaming Pie
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.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - My Colors Dark

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.


Bobbie Gentry

Bobbie Gentry - The Delta Sweete

The Delta Sweete
Cila Warncke examines Bobbie Gentry's striking 1968 album which showcases an unexpected diversity of country music.


Giant Sand

Giant Sand - Ramp

Ramp
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.


Trashmen

Trashmen - Surfin' Bird: The Best of the Trashmen

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.


Distractions

Distractions - Nobody's Perfect

Nobody's Perfect
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

Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Smashed Full of Wonder

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.


David Gray

David Gray - White Ladder

White Ladder
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.


Earthworks

Earthworks - Heavenly Bodies

Heavenly Bodies
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.


Neville Brothers

Neville Brothers - Great American Radio Volume 3 – Telluride Jazz Festival, Colorado, June 8, 2008

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.


Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous - Diamond Head

Diamond Head
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.


Shed Seven

Shed Seven - Going for Gold

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.


Mercury Rev

Mercury Rev - All is Dream

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.


Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch - Avocet

Avocet
Keith How reflects on Bert Jansch's 1979 album, 'Avocet', which has been newly re-released in an expanded version on vinyl.


Oh Susanna

Oh Susanna - Johnstown

Johnstown
In our 'Re:View' section Malcolm Carter reflects on the 20th Anniversary edition of Canadian singer-songwriter Suzie Ungerleider's debut as Oh Susanna, which has been re-mastered by producer Peter J. Moore and adds five bonus acoustic tracks.


Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane - Sweeping Up The Spotlight: Live at the Fillmore East 1969

Sweeping Up The Spotlight: Live at the Fillmore East 1969
Lisa Torem finds that this Jefferson Airplane live album, which was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York in 1969 and features hits and fillers, exemplifies the Summer of Love experience.


Guy Clark

Guy Clark - Live from San Francisco, 1988

Live from San Francisco, 1988
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the past, Nicky Crewe finds that Guy Clark's reissued album, recorded live in San Francisco in 1988, takes you back to a special concert from a singer songwriter whose influence is very much alive today.


Graham Day and the Forefathers

Graham Day and the Forefathers - Good Things

Good Things
In our 'Re:View' section. in which our writers reflect on albums from the past. Fiona Hutchings examines Medway garage rockers Graham Day and the Forefathers reissue of their 2014 album 'Good Things' which features three bonus tracks.


Otis Rush

Otis Rush - Live in Boston, 1973

Live in Boston, 1973
Carl Bookstein finds Chicago Blues guitar great Otis Rush's 'Live in Boston' album which was recorded in 1973 captures him in fine form.


Gene Clark

Gene Clark - Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers

Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers
As Gene Clark's 1967 solo debut is re-released, Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through its history and its highlights.


Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield

Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield - Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68

Fillmore East: The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68
Carl Bookstein finds that the great instrumental pairing of Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield shines on 'The Lost Concert Tapes 12/13/68'.


Wild Hares

Wild Hares - Dose

Dose
Maarten Schiethart finds much to recommend in 'Dose', Colorado indie duo Wild Hares' 2017 CD only debut album indie classic.


Flibbertigibbet

Flibbertigibbet - Whistling Jigs to the Moon

Whistling Jigs to the Moon
In our 'Re:View' section, in which our writers look back at albums from the part, Malcolm Carter finds Mellow Candle founder Alison O’Donnell and David Williams' 1978 South African only Flibbertigibbet album finally getting the reissue treatment it deserves.


Asian Dub Foundation

Asian Dub Foundation - Rafi's Revenge

Rafi's Revenge
In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Adrian Janes finds that Asian Dub Foundation's superb 1998 second album 'Rafi's Revenge;, which has now been reissued, criss-crosses genres to create truly multicultural music.


Byrds

Byrds - Byrdmaniax

Byrdmaniax
In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Carl Bookstein examines 'Byrdmaniax', 1960's California folk rock legends the Byrds' recently re-released 1971 album.


JODI

JODI - Pop Espontáneo

Pop Espontáneo
Paraguyan brothers Joern and Dirk Wenger, known as JODI, released one album in 1971, and since then psych/fuzz collectors have been searching for more recordings. They're here now, and Tommy Gunnarsson takes us through a new collection.


Third Rail

Third Rail - ID Music

ID Music
Lisa Torem finds that the Third Rail’s 1967 only album ‘ID Music’ is somewhat dated, yet a fine period piece for those with fond memories of an earlier time.


Billy Idol

Billy Idol - Vital Idol Revitalized

Vital Idol Revitalized
In our 'Re:view' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines ‘Vital Idol: Revitalized’, a new masterfully remixed edition of Billy Idol’s 1980’s classic ‘Vital Idol’.







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