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London Grammar

TRUTH IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

MINISTRY OF SOUND

Four years after acclaimed debut If You Wait, London Grammar return with a confident second that adds extra subtlety and dimension to their sound. Opener Rooting For You and the Jon Hopkins-imprinted Big Picture mark out the sonic territory. Hannah Reid’s voice is extraordinary, moving fluidly between tremulous low notes and a skyscraping high register, against a backdrop of damped, echoing guitars, effects-soaked pianos, subtle Eno-esque synths and orchestral swells, while a blend of organic and electronic beats provide the necessary decompression.

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On sale 50 years to the day after The Beatles released their timeless masterpiece Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, issue 4 of Long Live Vinyl tells the full story of one of the greatest albums ever made, as well as taking an in-depth look at the new Anniversary edition masterminded by Giles Martin. Elsewhere, we round up the essential 40 jazz records, take a crate-digging trip to Orlando, get the lowdown on the new American Epic TV series with Jack White, T Bone Burnett, Elton John and Robert Redford, and Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours goes under the microscope in our Classic Album feature. We also meet Sonic Youth noisenik and record collector extraordinaire Thurston Moore, profile Classic Album Sundays and bring you the most comprehensive range of vinyl-related reviews anywhere!