The 10 Most Captivating Scenes in Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Cinematic Universe

At long last, Sigue Sigue Sputnik are getting some post-factus press recognition. Helped no end by a relatively deluxe reissue of debut album Flaunt It, which is available now via HD Streaming (and also available on compact disc). All of this is great news for us because, while we stream Flaunt It anew, we can dive back into the cast of characters, set pieces, images, … Continue reading The 10 Most Captivating Scenes in Sigue Sigue Sputnik’s Cinematic Universe

The NSFW downtempo delights of Belau

Nu-wave, chillwave, surfing on sine waves… If any of these references mean something to you, we would highly recommend the new music of Hungarian duo Belau. To say nothing of their vinyl and videos. Colourwave by Belau is out now and – as you can see – is quite a thing of beauty. 180g splatter vinyl, limited to just 150 units in a heavyweight (5mm-spined) … Continue reading The NSFW downtempo delights of Belau

The Pros and Cons of The Style Council’s Long Hot Summers

Setting out to be a “definitive career anthology,” Long Hot Summers: The Story of The Style Council is out now and we’ve been listening to it all weekend. It’s a three-LP set, on either coloured or black vinyl and – like anything of this stature and ambition – there’s a mixture of pros and cons to the finished product. Overall, the pros far outweigh the … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of The Style Council’s Long Hot Summers

Headphone Brand Ausounds Arrives in the UK

Now arriving online and on the high street – at the much-loved and ever-resilient Richer Sounds – are a new series of headphones and Airpod-competing earphones from new LA-based business Ausounds. They’re a new name to us but their pedigree includes the engineering team behind products from Beats, JBL, Bose, and Sennheiser, as well as a former Rihanna… Continue reading Headphone Brand Ausounds Arrives in the UK

Paul McCartney: Six before III…

McCartney III, Paul’s “rockdown” project, is set for release on 11 December. But how will it rank alongside such a rich and varied back catalogue? Let us know your views of the album and where it would sit alongside these: Long Live Viny’s ‘six of the best’ selection from McCartney I to the present day, via Wings, Costello, Godrich, and all points in between… 1. … Continue reading Paul McCartney: Six before III…

The Top 10 Releases of Record Store Day Drop 3

Masks at the ready? Today’s the final Record Store Day Drop of the year and, we have to say, we’ve really enjoyed the spreading out of releases, queuing and shopping. Even if the world is spinning normally in 2021, we’d like to see the multiple drop approach continue next year. By the time you read this the RSD hardcore will be back home playing their … Continue reading The Top 10 Releases of Record Store Day Drop 3

Spandau Ballet’s new red double vinyl to include Simon & Garfunkel cover

A year since the ‘coral-coloured’ edition of Spandau Ballet’s Parade, we have news of a forthcoming vinyl compilation from the group, 40 Years. This new Best Of set will include a previously-unheard version of the Simon & Garfunkel classic ‘The Boxer’ and has 19 tracks across a double, ruby-coloured vinyl. Ruby as in the 40th anniversary of the group, of course. There’ll be an accompanying … Continue reading Spandau Ballet’s new red double vinyl to include Simon & Garfunkel cover

John & Ringo – Voiceover Pals

Back in July, when it was Ringo Starr’s birthday, we got a great response when we posted the original TV ad for easily the campest Ringo album of all time, Goodnight Vienna, to the Long Live Vinyl facebook. John Lennon helped Ringo out by doing the voice-over for that one. So, as part of our ongoing celebrations of Lennon’s 80th birthday, we thought we’d go one stage further and post the ad where Ringo returned the favour, for John’s Walls & Bridges LP… Continue reading John & Ringo – Voiceover Pals