Trevor Horn memoir set for October

Trevor Horn’s long-awaited memoir will be released on 13 October, by the same team that published Chris Blackwell’s autobiography, The Islander. Adventures in Modern Recording, from ABC to ZTT is “Trevor’s story in his own words, as told through the prism of twenty-five of his most important songs – from the Buggles’ ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ in 1979 to producing Robbie Williams’ Reality Killed … Continue reading Trevor Horn memoir set for October

New Sylvian-compiled Japan reissue

News here of a classic pop album that’s well overdue for a deluxe reissue… Exorcising Ghosts, a career-spanning best-of was compiled and produced in consultation with David Sylvian one year after Japan finally disbanded. This new edition has been mastered at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. The LPs are housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner bags, a print of … Continue reading New Sylvian-compiled Japan reissue

A Message from Kate Bush…

Here in full and direct from the artist’s keyboard, a message from Kate Bush on the phenomenal resurgence of Running Up That Hill. When the first series came out, friends kept asking us if we’d seen ‘Stranger Things’, so we checked it out and really loved it. We’ve watched every series since then, as a family. When they approached us to use Running Up That … Continue reading A Message from Kate Bush…

“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