“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…

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

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 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

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