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Lost Charles Mingus live performance set for 5xLP vinyl release

Recorded during the jazz bassist and composer’s week-long residency at Detroit’s Strata Concert Gallery in 1973.

A lost recording of jazz iconoclast Charles Mingus performing with a quintet at Detroit’s Strata Concert Gallery in 1973 is set to be released by BBE and 180 Proof this November.

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Tracing west London's reggae history through record sleeves

Photographer Alex Bartsch has spent the last few years tracking down the locations behind some of reggae’s most iconic sleeves.

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The sample legacy of Aretha Franklin

Hip-hop, house and techno have long used music as a way to speak truth to power, and Aretha remains as much a spiritual influence as a literal one.

Aretha Franklin’s music has been woven into our collective cultural consciousness, in a way that few other artists have been. You could call it The Aretha Effect: a combination of her singularly spiritual vocal dexterity mixed with that intangible way only she could take a great track and make it transcendent.

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National Album Day - 13th October

On Saturday 13 th October the entire British music community are coming together to celebrate the first ever National Album Day.

There’s going to be a week-long build up of events and activities across the country celebrating the album format involving all the amazing talent involved from artists, song writers, labels, retailers and sleeve designers. Ambassador: Novelist “Albums show the diversity in an artist’s creative pallet and are a good way for a listener to gain insight into the world of the artist.

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10 new albums to look out for in September

It’s an electronic affair in September, with new albums from Sarah Davachi, Tim Hecker and little known Cornish resident Richard D. James.

There are also new visions from South Africa and Peru in the music of Thabang Tabane and Dengue Dengue Dengue, while Lonnie Holley and Fatima provide the soul in records that deal with the political and the personal in turn.

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Deluxe edition of Television's Marquee Moon gets first vinyl release

A deluxe version of seminal NYC punk group Television’s debut album is being released on blue 2xLP, this October via Elektra.

Television were a fixture of Gotham’s 1970s downtown punk scene, and mainstay of iconic East Village club CBGB’s, alongside groups like The Velvet Underground.

Read more - 2 weeks ago

John Carpenter announces 10 vinyl variants of new Halloween soundtrack

The Master of Horror returns.

Director and composer John Carpenter is releasing the score to David Gordon Green’s upcoming Halloween sequel, this October via Sacred Bones.

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Soundtrack from '70s animation Bagpuss released on limited vinyl

The original soundtrack from the 1970s British children’s animation show Bagpuss is being released on vinyl for the first time, this November via Earth Recordings.

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Blondie's 'Heart Of Glass' treated to definitive vinyl reissue by Numero Group

Blondie’s 1979 hit ‘Heart Of Glass’ is to be given a comprehensive reissue, with six versions of the iconic track collected on a single deluxe vinyl EP for the first time by Numero Group this autumn.

Read more - 3 weeks ago

8 priceless pop artefacts found lying around the house

Keys, wallet, phone, glasses: all everyday items that have a habit of going missing in your house and then staying hidden for ages, until they eventually turn up in the last place you'd expect to find them.

Read more - 3 weeks ago

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