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HOW TO BUY MID-RANGE TURNTABLES

Ready to upgrade your turntable? offers some handy buying advice Paul Rigby in the mid-range realm, focusing on tried-and- trusted designs as well as quirky models
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Turntables that sit within a mid-range price point can be a bit of an oddity; partly because it’s the price-point extremities that receive the most attention. We talk a lot about getting into vinyl with the aid of a budget deck – and we seek value for money from the same. en, at the other end of the price spectrum, we slaver over super-turntable designs that promise audio nirvana with the help of bigger budgets and more freedom of ideas. e only limits imposed on the latter seem to be those of the designers’ talents. Sitting between these two extremes is the mid-range sector.

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In issue 18 of Long Live Vinyl we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pixies’ classic debut album Surfer Rosa. We’ve left no stone unturned in getting the inside track on the making of the record at Boston’s Q Division Studios as Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Vaughan Oliver and Simon Larbalestier tell Long Live Vinyl about the legacy of an album that inspired David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead. Plus, we bring you an in-depth review of 4AD’s new Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa Deluxe Edition. Elsewhere in this packed issue of Long Live Vinyl, we speak to teenage duo Let’s Eat Grandma about their superb sophomore album, I’m All Ears, head out on the road with Chicago guitar virtuoso Ryley Walker and tell the story of Small Faces’ legendary Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake LP. Post-punk fans will want to check out our Essential top 40 – a definitive collector’s guide to the genre, and our Classic Album series focuses on Pulp’s 1995 career-high Different Class. We also hear from legendary photographer Mick Rock about shooting David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed, and The Trip visits a cratedigger’s paradise – Amsterdam. If all that’s not enough, you’ll find the widest range of album, turntable and hi-fi accessory reviews anywhere on the newsstand. Enjoy the issue!