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THE VERSACE EXPERIENCE (PRELUDE 2 GOLD)/ CHAOS AND DISORDER/EMANCIPATION

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Long Live Vinyl
Ever feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day
SIMON RAYMONDE
Prince’s genius may have been unstoppable – but it took until his fifthalbum for the world to catch up. As 1999 becomes the first Prince album to get the full super-deluxe treatment witha 1OLP set, John Earls speaks to members of The Revolution, a key singer, Prince’s estate manager and the guitarist who walked away, to establish how Prince became a global superstar in 7O minutes
At the end of a decade characterised by the riotous and hedonistic energy of youth, The xx’s fragile self-titled debut instead explored hushed empty space and vulnerability. Seeping into the collective consciousness of a city coming down from the garagerock revival and financial ruin, Sam Willis explains how it helped to define the following 10 years in pop
NEWS
Retailer HMV has announced ambitious plans to bring a whole lotta vinyl back onto the high street
Long Live Vinyl’s essential picks for the monthahead
Work In Progress
#5 CODA MUSIC
In a not-so-distant dystopian future, Bella Union founder Simon reveals a world where music has been driven underground and small-batch vinyl is pressed in a bunker on the undercliff pathin Saltdean
While the majority of vinyl buyers are happy to splash the cash simply to add to our collections, there are some who are in it for the money
In a case of like mother, like son, Pete’s 79-year-old mum has begun to scour her local charity shops in search of rare vinyl
Classic LPs take a whistle stop tour of the UK’s railway stations as part of National Album Day
Long Live Vinyl is again searching for the nation’s
ARCADE FIRE
OUR PICK OF THE NEW VINYL RELEASES
How do you store your vinyl? I’ve stored my own collection in various ways over the years. Which has taught me a thing or two about the subject…
All roads lead almost exclusively to Manchester for this collector
The 12 tracks we’ve been playing to deaththis monthwhile drinking Electric Bear’s deliciously tart blackberry-flavoured Gose And It Gose And It Gose
Gene Clark’s lost classic gets Abbey Road treatment
Swedish sideman takes his rightful place in the spotlight withconfident second LP
Famed Factory Records artist in chief Peter Saville
Led Zeppelin arrive in Honolulu on a Pan American 707
FEATURES
Screaming Trees frontman, Queens Of The Stone Age veteran and general legend Mark Lanegan shares his love of an American Primitive cult classic. Felix Rowe takes note
Felix Rowe catches up withthe four-time Grammy winner as he re-releases a pair of classic albums made withthe 400 Unit
“It’s all Brexit, deathand bewilderment withflashes of the really uplifting and positive.” So says Guy Garvey of Elbow’s eighthalbum Giants Of All Sizes – in which the band shook everything up, struggled withthe futility of songwriting, recorded in the wrong city and emerged bruised, battered and brilliant. John Earls hears why Elbow have gone “dark as fuck”
Their second album of 2019 and perhaps their most potent statement yet, Two Hands sees New York’s Big Thief deliver an urgent global message. Gary Walker goes into the mountains to meet a band who’ve found a home on the road
A key figure in the Big Apple’s musical re-awakening around the turn of the century, former Moldy Peach Adam Green has since branched out into a whole range of creative projects. Daniel Dylan Wray catches up withthe genre-agnostic innovator
A creative purist intent on shunning commercial influence, Geoff Barrow is best known for being a member of Portishead, but his output is remarkably varied. He tells Christopher Barrett about the 10 albums he has worked on that have had the biggest impact on his career
Premier League ref Jon Moss felt that opening a record shop would be less stressful than officiating for 90 minutes on the weekend. He tells John Earls about his new store and why VAR might actually stand for Vinyl Addicted Referee
REGULARS
The former Big Star guitarist died young withonly one 45 release to his name. Glen Bushell looks back
Theirs was a difficult act to follow, but how did John, Paul, George and Ringo do withthe challenge of going it alone? Let Steve Harnell be the judge of that
The world’s most famous palm tree turned 60 this year. From Bob Marley to Amy Winehouse via Nick Drake, Roxy Music, Cat Stevens, Grace Jones, U2, PJ Harvey, Tricky and many others, Island was the ultimate paradise for real-deal artists. Talking to the men who made it happen, GarethMurphy reveals the true story behind the music business legend
Landing your wishlist vinyl can be hugely expensive, but Gordon Coates wasn’t going to let that stop him. Find out how he traded his way to the Holy Grail…
Reggae is one of vinyl’s most collectable genres, but getting your mitts on the good stuff is far from straightforward, as Mark O’Shaughnessy notes
From primitive Venezuelan art-pop to Swedish jazz and Portuguese avant-garde electronics, Chris Parkin discovers New Zealand’s most esoteric reissue label
REVIEWS
The archetypal indie label’s first year is preserved in boxset perpetuity via its first 10 numbered records and objects. Gary Tipp gives a FAC
THE VERSACE EXPERIENCE (PRELUDE 2 GOLD)/ CHAOS AND
WHAT’S GOING ON LIVE
SPECIALS
ARTHUR
NEVER BORING
SCOTT 4
SURRENDER
PAUL’S BOUTIQUE
DUSTY IN MEMPHIS
GUERRILLA
ENTERTAINMENT!
WAKE UP!
BLUE WORLD
AVOCET
TO DRINK THE RAINBOW 1998-2019
SOUL SHACK TIME & PLACE
BATTLE OF ARMAGIDEON
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT/ HERE WE REST
OUT OF SEASON
2 TONE TREASURES
Elbow return witha hard-hitting masterpiece that in Guy Garvey’s own words is “bleak, but witha huge heart”. John Earls finds solace in the band’s most definitive statement yet
TWO HANDS
EVERYTHING NOT SAVED WILL BE LOST (PART 2)
2020
SOMEBODY’S KNOCKING
COLORADO
SINEMATIC
ALL ENCORES
DRIFT SERIES 1 – SAMPLER
LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS
IMPULSE
CRY
TRANSMISSION SUITE
Iggy Pop
REPLICR, 2019
STARS ARE THE LIGHT
HANDFULS OF NIGHT
EMERALD CLASSICS
ALL MIRRORS
ANGEL OLSEN
NO HOME RECORD
MEMORY STREAMS
WAVE
JUICE B CRYPTS
LAHS
HEY, I’M JUST LIKE YOU
TIM BURGESS
EDDIE AND BRIAN HOLLAND
IAN PENMAN
RINGO STARR
The Voyager deck is the culmination of over 25 years’ experience in turntable design
Paul Rigby is wildly surprised by the sound quality of this carefully constructed turntable
These unique egg-shaped speakers provide an explicit and coherent sound for John Pickford
The Chord Company’s cables can make a real difference to your setup, as John Pickford finds
Hunky Dory’s oblique closing cut is wide open to interpretation. Gary Tipp might just slip away…