Trevor Horn memoir set for October

Trevor Horn’s long-awaited memoir will be released on 13 October, by the same team that published Chris Blackwell’s autobiography, The Islander. Adventures in Modern Recording, from ABC to ZTT is “Trevor’s story in his own words, as told through the prism of twenty-five of his most important songs – from the Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ in 1979 to producing Robbie Williams’ Reality Killed … Continue reading Trevor Horn memoir set for October

New Sylvian-compiled Japan reissue

News here of a classic pop album that’s well overdue for a deluxe reissue… Exorcising Ghosts, a career-spanning best-of was compiled and produced in consultation with David Sylvian one year after Japan finally disbanded. This new edition has been mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner bags, a print of … Continue reading New Sylvian-compiled Japan reissue

A Message from Kate Bush…

Here in full and direct from the artist’s keyboard, a message from Kate Bush on the phenomenal resurgence of Running Up That Hill. When the first series came out, friends kept asking us if we’d seen ‘Stranger Things’, so we checked it out and really loved it. We’ve watched every series since then, as a family. When they approached us to use Running Up That … Continue reading A Message from Kate Bush…

Naim’s new turntable – 50 years in the making

They’ve spent the last decade embracing the streaming revolution, but now here’s a sign of the times…: Naim have just unveiled the first turntable in their 50-year history. And just look at the depth of that platter! The Solstice Special Edition turntable is so-called becuase it was launched on the summner solstice – and becuase Naim’s HQ is just a few miles from the most … Continue reading Naim’s new turntable – 50 years in the making

“It’s the Great Vinyl Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

Pumpkin-coloured, pumpkin-shaped vinyl. Why hasn’t anyone thought of this before? Craft Recordings have announced the ultimate Halloween vinyl, with a special edition of Vince Guaraldi’s masterful soundtrack to It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Read more below… and browse our blockbuster soundtrack archives. This fall, Craft Recordings will celebrate Halloween with a collectible, pumpkin-shaped vinyl album featuring Vince Guaraldi’s evocative music from It’s the Great … Continue reading “It’s the Great Vinyl Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!”

“No Japan? No Duran!” Deluxe Quiet Life Vinyl announced…

If ever there was a band who could have literally taken over the world, but failed to do so as a result of “artistic differences,” it’s Japan. But that doesn’t mean their legacy should be any less celebrated. And Quiet Life – their third, final, and most successful release on the Hansa label – gets a long-overdue deluxe vinyl reissue on 05 March 2021. The … Continue reading “No Japan? No Duran!” Deluxe Quiet Life Vinyl announced…

KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know

We knew 2021 was going to be good, but maybe not this good. When The KLF exited the music business in 1992, they deleted their entire back catalogue rendering their entire musical output – save for some remixes, and licenses to labels in North America – unavailable. But at midnight last night, they started to spring back to life. Eight classic videos have been remastered … Continue reading KLF Undeleted! Everything you need to know

David Bowie is… Live And Well.com

Bowie vinyl news incoming! 15 January will see Parlophone Records release the third in its series of six live releases from his Nineties era. The suitably-titled LIVEANDWELL.COM (yes, it’s intentionally-capitalised) references the Thin White Duke’s some might say, soothsayer-like obsession with the quaint old concept of “the information superhighway.” Continue reading David Bowie is… Live And Well.com