No. 9 — Bob Dylan cover story

Long Live Vinyl Issue 9 is now on sale. As Sony reissues 15 classic Bob Dylan albums, Long Live Vinyl asks ‘Who is the real Bob Dylan’? and rounds up the 40 essential Dylan releases every collector and fan should own on vinyl.

From the creatively fertile 1960s period that saw Dylan unleash a stunning array of albums including Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Another Side Of Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde On Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited, through the mid-70s return to form of Desire and Blood On The Tracks, and his much-maligned Christian period, we salute modern music’s only Nobel Laureate in literature.

Elsewhere, we take an in-depth look at The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour, arguably the last great EP of the 1960s, and delve deep into the history of the format in the latter part of that decade, unearthing some essential gems that should be on your wishlist.

In our packed interviews section, we speak to Feeder’s Grant Nicholas about the Brit-rockers’ new Greatest Hits package, meet the legendary Henry Rollins and go crate-digging with TV and radio presenter Edith Bowman.

If you’re looking for a new turntable with Christmas approaching, our exhaustive guide brings you 20 essential designs to seek out for under £500, while our Classic Album is The Rolling Stones’ dark-hued masterpiece Let It Bleed, and The Trip visits Brooklyn.

If all that isn’t enough, we’re the only mag on the newsstand to bring you a diverse range of new album, reissue and turntable reviews, plus HI-FI DIY advice from our team of expert writers.

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