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

John Lennon & Yoko Ono ‎– Life With The Lions

To kick off our celebrations of John Lennon’s 80th birthday, we’re going where no other music magazine has ever been before: on a deep dive into one of his most inspired and challenging albums ever: John & Yoko’s Unfinished Music No.2, Life With The Lions. Perhaps the highest-selling Avant-Garde album in music history – Lennon claimed it sold 60,000 copies in the US alone, versus 25,000 for Two Virgins – drop the needle on a copy and join Ian Peel for a slice of life with the Lennons… Continue reading John Lennon & Yoko Ono ‎– Life With The Lions

How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?

So, how do you spend almost £30k on just 10 records? Simple, buy the 10 most expensive records sold on Discogs in August. And, if you did, as well as having one of the smallest and most expensive record collections in the world, you’d also have one of the most varied. Discogs’ ten highest hitters this month is a mixed back to say the least. … Continue reading How do you spend £29,105.58 on just 10 records?

Johnny Marr — “I’ve been going to Groucho’s Records since The Smiths days… I’m glad these places are still around”

Since The Smiths dissolved, Johnny Marr has travelled the world, bringing his guitar-superstar chops to a host of bands’ records and finding his voice as a solo songwriter. Call The Comet, though, was forged in his home city. Richard Purden meets Marr to talk about embracing rock music, record shopping with Morrissey and being influenced by HG Wells… The May Fair Hotel in London’s West … Continue reading Johnny Marr — “I’ve been going to Groucho’s Records since The Smiths days… I’m glad these places are still around”

Madonna – Like A Prayer

Madonna’s fourth studio album is an immaculate collection of songs which saw the superstar looking inwards for divine inspiration. Taking in grief, loss, redemption and empowerment, with the celestial Like A Prayer she created her own new testament… Though Madonna had already established herself as the definitive female pop artist of the 80s with a catalogue of classic hits under her Boy Toy belt, she … Continue reading Madonna – Like A Prayer

David Bowie — The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible

The David Bowie Vinyl Buyer’s Bible is your the guide to building the ultimate Bowie collection on vinyl. Brought to you by the team behind Long Live Vinyl magazine, this collector’s special features in-depth articles on each of Bowie’s 27 studio albums – from his self-titled 1967 debut via Ziggy and the Berlin Trilogy to his poignant parting shot, Blackstar. With more than £2 million … Continue reading David Bowie — The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible

The Beatles – The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible

Brought to you by the team behind Long Live Vinyl magazine, The Beatles – The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible is 132 pages packed with essential advice on the vinyl legacy of the greatest band in music history. Our Classic Album features tell the incredible stories behind the 11 studio albums that changed the face of music forever, and you’ll find expert How To Buy guides for … Continue reading The Beatles – The Vinyl Buyer’s Bible