Long Live Vinyl Issue 11 is now on sale with four collectible covers featuring Peter Saville’s iconic Factory Records logo. In our extensive main feature, we hear from some of the key figures in the development of the Manchester label as we celebrate its 40th birthday.
Joy Division, New Order, Happy Mondays, Tony Wilson and The Hacienda – it’s all part of the Factory story. Plus we round up some of the label’s essential records and The Trip pays an overdue visit to Manchester.
In our packed interviews section, we speak to Roger McGuinn about the turbulent scenes that surrounded the recording of The Byrds’ 1968 classic The Notorious Byrd Brothers, and Michael Head on making one of the outstanding albums of 2017 – Adios Señor Pussycat – while the legendary Don Letts gives us a guided tour of his enviable record collection.
Our Classic Album is Stevie Wonder’s defining masterpiece, Innervisions, and we bring you the 40 Essential Beatles records that every Fab Four collector should own.
If all that’s not enough, you’ll find the most comprehensive range of turntable, headphone, new album and reissue reviews anywhere on the newsstand, plus essential buyer’s guides and Hi-Fi DIY advice.
Alternatively, you can pick up Long Live Vinyl in the UK & Ireland for £6.99 at WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Asda, Easons and selected independent newsagents and record shops, or in the US in Barnes & Noble