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March 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Uncut is the essential magazine about rock music, written by people who love that music as much as you do. Every month, it features the most comprehensive and trustworthy album reviews section in the world. There are in-depth interviews with the finest musicians of the past five decades, and with the exciting new artists who are following in their great tradition. Insightful, informative, passionate about extraordinary music – that’s Uncut.

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LEONARD Cohen has admirers in some unexpected places. Over the Christmas break, Prince Charles selected “Take This Waltz” on a special edition of Radio 3’s Private Passions. “I’ve always loved Leonard Cohen’s voice and his whole approach to the way he sang,” said the heir to the throne. “He was obviously incredibly sophisticated in the way he sang, but also wrote. I find it very moving.” Cohen, of course, lived for a short while in London during his mid-twenties; though I’m not certain he ever publicly aired his views of theBritish monarchy. Nevertheless, Charles’ pick reminds us of the enduring qualities of Cohen’s music, his abundant gifts as a writer and singer.This issue, our investigation of Cohen’s musical history – a study of his key albums, illuminated by his…

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pretty good turnout!

Comfortably warm: old mates Dave Gilmour and Phil May (RAPHAEL POUR-HASHEMI/APEOTA LTD) “You could have surfed on the warmth that was coming out of that audience” PHIL MAY A VENERABLE British rock charabanc pulled into the depot for the last time on December 13 as The Pretty Things concluded their final tour with a celebratory, career-spanning show at London’s Indigo at the O2.Key agitators in the British R&B boom, the band have been on the road in various forms for 55 years but have finally been forced to call it a day owing to singer Phil May’s emphysema. Though often underrated – their pioneering 1968 psych-rock opera SF Sorrow didn’t receive its just recognition until decades later – The Pretty Things’ significance was underlined…

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put your helmet on…

“CONSIDERING I once said I couldn’t make this film because there wasn’t enough material, we have found a surprising wealth of new things.” Francis Whately is discussing the third in his series of David Bowie documentaries for the BBC. While his previous films have focused on Bowie’s ’70s heyday and the final years of his life, David Bowie: The First Five Years is a document of the pre-fame years, starting in 1966 when Bowie legally changed his name from Jones. Filmed content of this period was naturally harder to come by, though Whately does promise “extraordinary footage” of a television performance long believed wiped.For the most part, The First Five Years uses a mix of new and archive interviews, unseen photographs including snaps by Tony Visconti, and plenty of…

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hail bop!

SAXOPHONIST Shabaka Hutchings is getting used to his role as the face of British jazz. “What that basically means is that I’m doing more gigs than anyone else,” he laughs. “In the last 10 months I’ve probably played 130 gigs. That’s not really sustainable, going forward, but I’m not going to turn down work right now! And it’s great to see the audiences getting younger and younger all the time.” The Comet Is Coming: (l–r) Dan Leavers, Shabaka Hutchings and Max Hallett “We go into a deep state of trance when we record” DANALOGUE THE CONQUEROR Hutchings currently fronts three groups, all of which have been signed to Universal’s legendary jazz roster, Impulse! Throughout 2018 he was hoovering up accolades for the exhilarating punk-jazz of Sons…

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playing the long game

Back in the saddle: (l–r) Greg Sowders, Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy and Tom Stevens WHEN The Long Ryders last released a studio album, Ronald Reagan was president, the Berlin Wall was intact and U2 still hadn’t found what they were looking for. But after various live reunions down the years, they’ve finally recorded a follow-up to 1987’s Two-Fisted Tales – and, curiously, they have Dr Dre to thank for it.“It was totally accidental,” explains singer/guitarist Sid Griffin of the band’s studio reunion. “Dre’s production manager, who toured with The Long Ryders back in the ’80s, offered us his state-of-the-art studio in the San Fernando Valley for just the cost of electricity. It’s an incredible place – a lot of big fat American hits were made there. You’d…

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a quick one

There’s a new sensation, a fabulous creation! Yes, it’s Uncut’s Ultimate Music Guide to Roxy Music, in all good newsagents now. Expect the usual dazzling array of archive features and brand-new reviews, including in-depth analysis of Eno and Ferry’s storied solo ventures… Out on January 25 is another new magazine from the Uncut stable, Ultimate Record Collection: The 1960s. It’s the definitive guide on how to buy the greatest music of the 1960s, with over 500 albums rated and recommended…  We’ve always had Alan Partridge down as more of a compact disc man, but ahead of his big BBC comeback in February, Demon are releasing his original Knowing Me, Knowing You radio series on “sports casual” coloured vinyl. Back…