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Long Live Vinyl February 2020

Long Live Vinyl is the UK’s only magazine entirely and solely dedicated to all things vinyl. Celebrating all aspects of vinyl culture, every month the magazine is packed with news, reviews of the best new releases and reissues and essential buying advice on the latest turntables and hi-fi gear. We also interview the best established and new bands, bring you in-depth collecting advice and turn the spotlight on the nation’s independent labels and record shops – the lifeblood of the much talked about vinyl revival. On top of all that, every March we bring you the official Record Store Day guide to all 500+ releases. There’s never been a magazine like Long Live Vinyl.

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Which is the most played record in your collection? The one whose weathered grooves and battered sleeve tell the greatest stories of heavy rotation and late-night companionship. I wouldn’t have to hesitate in answering that question. It’s Blood On The Tracks, the album which made me a hopeless Bob Dylan obsessive. It wasn’t the first Dylan record I bought, that was The Freewheelin’…, but to my mind it’s the best. I still remember the day I took it to the counter of Badlands in Cheltenham before wobbling home on my bike, running up to my bedroom, putting on my headphones and diving deep into this world of intoxicating heartbreak. Tangled Up In Blue twisted my teenage mind, dulled as it was by a diet of Oasis and Blur albums, Dylan…

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the team

GARY WALKER Blood On The Tracks GARY TIPP The Basement Tapes TILDA HOWARD Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid ANDY MCGREGOR Desire IAN PEEL Street-Legal Meet our expert contributors… SIMON RAYMONDE Simon was the bassist and keyboard player in the Cocteau Twins; he’s currently in Lost Horizons. He launched the independent label Bella Union in 1997. His label has been home to bands including Fleet Foxes, The Flaming Lips, Midlake, Father John Misty, John Grant, Explosions In The Sky and Lanterns On The Lake. He’s also produced many great albums. JOHN EARLS In addition to writing about music for Classic Pop, NME and The Daily Star, John Earls was editor of Teletext’s Planet Sound for a decade. He also writes about football, spends too much time on Twitter and is delighted that his new hometown in Bedfordshire has a decent record shop. There’s even…

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2020 vision

The year ahead looks all set to be another great one for vinyl, if the latest crop of album announcements is anything to go by. Here’s a sneaky peak at 10 releases in the early part of the year that we’re already hotly anticipating… 1 Tame Impala, The Slow Rush, February Kevin Parker follows up Currents with the much-awaited The Slow Rush. Recorded in his own studio in Freemantle and Los Angeles, the album was written, recorded and produced by Parker all on his lonesome. 2 Jonathan Wilson, Dixie Blur, March The Topanga Canyon-based songwriter opted for a change of scenery and a fresh approach on his seventh studio album. Recorded in Nashville, Wilson assembled a killer band full of local talent for what he describes as his most emotional record yet. 3 Shabaka &…

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discogs trending chart

10 Live Frogs Les Claypool 9 With Teeth Nine Inch Nails 8 Coconut Oil Lizzo 7 Jazz Impressions Of Japan The Dave Brubeck Quartet 6 The Story Of The Ghost Phish 5 Early Minor Miles Davis 4 Three U2 3 Live At The Isle Of Wight The Doors 2 Miles In Tokyo Miles Davis 1 Songs For The Deaf QOTSA Official Vinyl Albums Chart DECEMBER 2O19 10 Ghosteen Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 9 Peaky Blinders OST Various Artists 8 Why Me? Why Not Liam Gallagher 7 Greatest Hits Queen 6 Abbey Road The Beatles 5 When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? Billie Eilish 4 Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent Lewis Capaldi 3 Rumours Fleetwood Mac 2 Who The Who 1 Everyday Life Coldplay…

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the selecter

NICK CAVE GHOSTEEN TEA TOWEL £10 www.store.nickcave.com Praise be! Long Live Vinyl’s album of 2019 is now available in ultra-necessary tea towel format. And if you wish to neatly complete the circle, Ghosteen mugs are also available from the same source (£12 a pop). THE END IS NEAR £30 www.accartbooks.com Feast your eyes upon previously unpublished photographs of the Sex Pistols’ final UK gig taken by Kevin Cummins, the go-to snapper of British bands over the last four decades. This wonderfully well-designed coffee table semi-anarchic accessory is published by ACC Art Books, with a wordy introduction by Paul Morley. SAM COOKE REISSUES £25 www.abkco.com/artist/sam-cooke/ To accompany the release of Sam Cooke’s The Complete Keen Years (1957-1960) boxset, comes news that the first three original albums in the set will also each be reissued on vinyl. All the releases form part of…

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nicolas godin

My new album is… called Concrete And Glass. I found this title while I was driving in LA, looking for a famous house from the architect John Lautner in Beverly Hills. The sessions… took place in Paris in a small room full of analogue synths and a computer, except for the drums, strings and a grand piano when came the time to pimp the tracks. I worked with… a bunch of talented artists and singers (Californian Soul marvel Kadhja Bonet, Moscow’s Kate NV, Cola Boyy a young artist from Oxnard, California, Australian oddball Kirin J Callinan, and Alexis Taylor from Hot Chip), a young producer (Pierre Rousseau) and a mix of old-time partners in crime (Vincent Taeger on drums, Tony Hoffer for the mix). All these guests recently released some records of…