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How John Peel created our musical world

February 6, 2016 Cathryn Draper 0

David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music, New Order … all owe their emergence in large part to one DJ. From psychedelia to drum’n’bass, and over 35 years, he shaped a nation’s – and the world’s – taste in music It was 27 July 2012, the night of the […read more…]

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Dave Grohl rocks his new throne!

July 6, 2015 Laura Stoneman 0

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl has played through the pain of a broken leg, sitting atop a Game of Thrones-inspired chair at a US show. Grohl was injured after falling off stage at a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden last month, which lead to the band having to cancel their headline […read more…]

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Instagram Announces Music Channel @Music

May 1, 2015 Cathryn Draper 0

“…dedicated to exploring music around the globe, from those who create it to the community around it” Instagram has announced @Music, a music-specific channel “dedicated to exploring music around the globe.” In its inaugural post, Instagram outlined its mission statement for the account: The music community is –– and always has […read more…]

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Monday’s Top Three including MADONNA’s ‘Music’, the Rare early-Cure featured ‘Britannia Waives The Rules’ 12″, plus an EAGLES promotional ‘Hell Freezes Over’ CD set…

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MADONNA Music Rare and complete set of all four 2000 US 10-track special limited edition CD albums, each in black, grey, beige & pink hardback hessian book pack with burnished copper title plate & 24-page colour booklet – all discs pressed for the US market & do not include 'American […read more…]

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What Where When? In 2010

July 21, 2009 991 sleevenotes 0

   I realise that it's only July but we already have confirmed details for some of the official 2010 calendars that are due in stock at the end of August. CLICK HERE to view the full list of available titles so far.

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Thursday’s Forthcoming Releases [Part I]

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YIM YAMES 'Tribute To' [Release Date 03/08/09]

CD I LP: A few days after George Harrison passed away in 2001, Yim Yames [aka Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame] was moved to record this six-song EP of Harrison covers. Paying tribute to a man that he never met, but with whom he felt a special connection, Yim Yames [aka Jim James from My Morning Jacket]'s 'Tribute To' album mourns the loss of a legendary spirit while celebrating his enduring influence. Yames performs beautiful renditions of four cuts from George Harrison's classic 'All Things Must Pass' album, as well as two of the Beatles' tunes that he penned. These six tracks have a raw, minimalist feel, featuring little more than Yames' vocals and acoustic guitar. With all the space, the room in which the tracks were recorded truly serves as another instrument in the mix, creating an ethereal aura for a backdrop. From his warm, multi-layered vocals on opening track 'Long Long Long' to his near-whisper at the end of album closer 'All Things Must Pass', Yames sings in a fittingly intimate manner. In the album's liner notes, he refers to Harrison as "a prime example of the healing power of music". These words apply just as much to this release. As the final chords on 'Tribute To' ring out, one can't help but feel a deep, satisfying sense of catharsis.

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