John Clarkson speaks to Associates' keyboardist and guitarist Alan Rankine about the re-release in double CD editions of their first three albums, 'The Affectionate Punch', 'Fourth Drawer Down' and 'Sulk', and their late vocalist Billy MacKenzie
Denzil Watson speaks to Stephen Fellows, the frontman from Sheffield-based 80's post-punk group the Comsat Angels, about the reissue of four of their albums in double CD editions
Ex-Marillion front man Fish talks to John Clarkson about his recent announcement that he will retire from music to concentrate instead on a new career as a writer, and his plans for a final album and to reissue most of his solo catalogue in three CD remastered editions
Interview With Mick Avory
With their first three albums having just been re-released in expanded double CD editions, Mick Avory, the drummer with the Kinks from the early 1960's until 1984, speaks about his years with the band and their continuing influence
Edition 59 Records
Edition 59 is a German label that specialises in reissues of records from the 80s and singles and EPs from exciting new acts in editions of just 59 copies. Anthony Strutt speaks to owner, Werner Truckenbrodt, about his label
Interview with Nick Halliwell
John Clarkson talks to Nick Halliwell, the owner of Occultation Recordings, about the making of the new vinyl edition of The Wild Swans' 'The Coldest Winter for a Hundred Years' , which appears in three different editions
Dixie Ernill looks back on the early career of UK pop band the Blow Monkeys, whose first two albums, 1984's 'Limping for a Generation' and 1986's 'Animal Kingdom'. have just been reissued in double CD editions
Gillian Fish reflects on the career of Britpop band Cast, whose four first albums are about to be re-rleased in double CD editions
Fiona Hutchings reflects on the history of Scottish rock/pop act Del Amitri, who, to coincide with their first tour in a decade, are about to have three of their albums, 1989's 'Waking Hours', 1992's 'Change Eveything' and 1995's 'Twisted', re-released in double CD editions
Mark Rowland examines Dinosaur Jr's four 1990's albums, which have just been re-released in expanded and remastered editions on Cherry Red.
Emerson Lake And Palmer
Erick Mertz reflects on Emerson, Lake and Palmer's reissues of their first three albums which have just been re-released in double CD editions
Everything But The Girl
Erick Mertz is by impressed dance pioneers Everything But The Girl's final two albums, 1996’s 'Walking Wounded' and 1999’s 'Temperamental', which have just been re-released in two CD editions, but finds dull the remixes that accompany them
Ben Howarth examines the early history of Irish rock band the Frames, who have just had their first three albums, 'Another Love Song', 'Fitzcarraldo', and 'Dance the Devil', reissued on CD in expanded editions
Jesus and Mary Chain Part 2
In the second part of his series, and wth all of their studio albums having been recently reissued in double CD editions, Anthony Strutt reflects upon the Jesus and Mary Chain's 1989 third album, 'Automatic'
The Kinks have just re-released their first three albums, 'The Kinks', 'Kinda Kinks' and 'The Kinks Kontroversy', in deluxe editions. Richard Lewis examines each of their three albums and their lasting legacy
Nine Below Zero
Tom Fogarty reflects on overlooked early 80's act Nine Below Zero, whose first two albums 'Don't Point Your Finger' and 'Third Degree' have just been re-released in double CD editions
Lisa Torem examines British singer-songwriter Simon Townshend's albums, 2012's ‘Looking Out Looking in’ and 2014's ‘She Asked Me’, both of which he has re-released in remastered and expanded editions on his own Stir label
Mark Rowland looks back on the career of 60's mod outfit the Small Faces, whose four albums have just been been re-released in double CD editions
Jon Rogers examines the short-lived but influential career of the Specials, whose two albums, 'The Specials' and 'More Specials', have just been re-released in remastered double CD editions
This Mortal Coil
This Mortal Coil’s three albums are being remastered and reissued in new deluxe editions on CD and vinyl. Mark Rowland, a This Mortal Coil novice, digs into their back catalogue.
Following reissues of 'Nightclubbing' in 2014 and 2015's 'Disco' Grace Jones has even more to offer with the deluxe editions of her 1980 album 'Warm Leatherette' released on Universal
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.
Anthony Dhanendran reflects upon the various new editions of Nirvana's classic second album, 'Nevermind', which have been released to coincide with its twentieth anniversary