Category Archives: Reissues

XTC – The Big Express

January 14, 2024

Virgin 1984 / Ape House 2023 Dressed in the cleanest dirty shirts, Wiltshire wardens of traditional wisdoms repair their engine to roll on down memory rails. There are records that, in time, acquire a film of patina – and there … Continue reading

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KING CRIMSON – Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: 50th Anniversary Edition

January 6, 2024

Island 1973 / Panegyric 2023 Entering the era of intrepid forays into the great unknown, British art institution embrace brute force of the alleyway infantry to banish the cavalry of despair into oblivion. For all this band’s grand stature, as … Continue reading

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DUNCAN PARSONS – I’m Here, All Weak

December 15, 2023

Duncan Parsons 2023 Sheffield polymath takes stock of his last decade’s meandering between styles to reveal a secret path to its flaming method. Being simultaneously self-effacing and assertive is an art that Duncan Parsons mastered well enough to add humor … Continue reading

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DIO – The Studio Albums: 1996-2004

November 9, 2023

BMG 2023 Recapturing glories of yore, the avatar of all things hard ‘n’ heavy leads his troops on to final victory. If you pictured this ensemble’s timeline as a graph, it didn’t flow like the rising and the falling of … Continue reading

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DUFFY POWER – Dusty Road: The Adrian Millar Sessions 1972-1973

October 21, 2023

GSF 1972 / Talking Elephant 2023 Legendary British artist’s finest offering finds a refreshed, and properly contextualized, outing. Flying out of Larry Parnes’ nest of talent, this singer didn’t live up to his pseudonym so, although not forgotten, neither Duffy … Continue reading

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