Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Upgrade to today
for only an extra Cxx.xx

You get:

plus This issue of xxxxxxxxxxx.
plus Instant access to the latest issue of 410+ of our top selling titles.
plus Unlimited access to 33000+ back issues
plus No contract or commitment. If you decide that PocketmagsPlus is not for you, you can cancel your monthly subscription online at any time. Auto-renews at £9.99 per month, unless cancelled.
Upgrade for 99p
Then just £9.99 / month. Cancel anytime.
Learn more
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
GB
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the United Kingdom version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Read anywhere Read anywhere
Ways to pay Pocketmags Payment Types
Trusted site
At Pocketmags you get
Secure Billing
Great Offers
Web & App Reader
Gifting Options
Loyalty Points
16 MIN READ TIME

THE STORY BEHIND THE SLEEVE

#21 KISS SOLO ALBUMS

KISS

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Long Live Vinyl - Feb 2019
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.

Other Articles in this Issue


Long Live Vinyl
Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, Marvin
News
The 12th annual Record Store Day has been announced
The number of records on offer in a clearance sale
Mercury Rev are set to release a reimagining of Bobbie
The former Cocteau Twin calls on the current ‘passive’ generation to shun the mainstream and embrace the independent spirit of punk to create something new
Our new album is… our fourth and our first with our
With a string of million-selling albums under their
Limited 1989 UK 5LP boxset, comprising the studio albums
Singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt treated us to Beyond The End, a stunning solo album of piano instrumentals, at the end of last year. Here, he reveals10 records That have provided him with sustenance throughout the course of his musical life…
The globe-trotting Aussie is set to release his ethereal second album
It’s coming up to That time of year again when, behind the scenes and only slightly frantically, Record Store Day releases are coming to fruition
John, George and Paul preparing to howl out the backing
Regulars
As a young kid in Malaya, Guy Chadwick was in total thrall to The Beatles. But, as Jennifer Otter Bickerdike discovers, it was the Velvets’ debut album That made the greatest impression, partly by virtue of it being far easier to copy
The recording of My Bloody Valentine’s ear-splitting classic nearly saw Creation Records go bankrupt. A first pressing is worth a pretty penny
Melina Pieters’ Mina’s Vinyl Paradise Instagram account is a haven for Pink Floyd, Marillion and David Bowie albums, but there’s a special place for German punks Die Ärzte, too
Features
Although Steve Mason has made a living from music since The Beta Band signed to Parlophone 22 years ago, the creative powerhouse has only recently come to terms with being a professional musician. It’s a positive attitude That’s shaped his new album About The Light. Mason tells John Earls how marriage, fatherhood and a fresh work ethic have made him a changed human
The death of Buzzcocks’ Pete Shelley from a suspected
Finally making a breakthrough after over a decade of intense rock, The Twilight Sad have the backing of The Cure and an increasingly devoted listenership for their “miserable shite”. John Earls gets dark
Hit factory, star maker, inspiration to artists as diverse as The Beatles, Prince and Amy Winehouse, Motown surely is the world’s most famous label. On its 60th birthday, Gareth Murphy takes us behind the scenes
From R&B stompers and smooth pop ballads to psychedelic soul symphonies and gritty urban funk, Motown has given the world some of the most joyful music of the last 60 years. Gary Tipp reveals wThat’s going on
In the spring of 1972, Lou Reed was hurtling towards obscurity. But, as Neil Crossley explains, the timeless beauty of his second solo album would propel the former Velvet Underground frontman from leftfield cult icon to global superstar status
Record producer Julie McLarnon’s finely crafted sound has flourished since setting up her Analogue Catalogue Vintage Recording studio. Cara Gibney pays a visit
The Designers Republic founder Ian Anderson tells Giacomo Lee about three decades defining the look of dance, electronica and some of Sheffield’s most enduring creatives
Despite designing Pulp’s logo, this was the first time
In our second extract from new book The Vinyl Revival And The Stores That Made It Happen, Graham Jones visits the most northerly record shop in the UK, Orkney’s Grooves
Owned by Del Day and Danny George Wilson, a pair of music industry veterans firmly committed to putting the romance back into buying records, Union Music Store is awash with all the good shit, as Gary Tipp discovers
A vibrant city with a legendary music scene, Glasgow’s record shops are full to the gills with vinyl, as Mark Elliott finds out
Our intrepid pro vinyl gatherer Mark O’Shaughnessy proves yet again That nothing worth finding is easily found, try as one might
Reviews
Tom Petty’s influence on US rock is enormous, as this career-spanning collection testifies. Steve Harnell celebrates a peerless body of work
The New Jersey singer-songwriter has treated us to four albums of lovelorn beauty. Gary Walker discovers a bold electronic departure on her fifth
The key to Music On Vinyl’s prodigious reissue schedule is owning a globally renowned vinyl factory in the Netherlands. Chris Parkin discovers their pressing need
The XRT1.1K speakers are a smaller and less expensive version of McIntosh’s flagship XRT2.1Ks. But, as Paul Rigby finds out, their towering ability to fill the room is not diminished
John Pickford encounters a solidly engineered deck with impressively precise rhythms and timings
The Storm Mk2 is a big, bold, steely beast of a machine That’s likely to kick sand in the face of other decks. Paul Rigby meets a high-mass turntable That delivers with great authority
An enthused John Pickford encounters a phono amplifier with the potential to unleash tremendous dynamics and resolution on your listening experience