Labyrinth

Doing the whole Bowie completist thing means that you have to buy some pretty dodgy CDs. A prime example is the Labyrinth soundtrack that I picked up on Ebay last week. I expected that I’d play it once to check that it was undamaged and then file it away forever, but I reckoned without the… Continue reading Labyrinth

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Vinyl Fetish

There’s an interesting article in today’s Guardian about a group who are proposing a new music chart which would take account of internet downloads. One throwaway line caught my attention. The author mentions that 7″ vinyl is a thing of the past. I hadn’t really thought about it before but that’s probably true. You don’t… Continue reading Vinyl Fetish

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David Bowie

I’m trying to complete my collection of David Bowie CDs. This isn’t as simple as you might think. In 1990/91 most of Bowie’s albums (from Space Oddity to Tin Machine) were re-released with extra tracks. These are generally singles and B-sides which were released at the same time as the album in question and many… Continue reading David Bowie

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Marillion

I wrote a while ago about how I’d shared some of my early memories of Marillion with an author who was writing the definitive history of the band. Well the book has been published. It’s called Separated Out. I picked up a copy in Borders today. The piece I wrote has been used almost unedited… Continue reading Marillion

Tubular Bells

Whilst I was in HMV yesterday, for some reason I noticed the Mike Oldfield section. It’s frightening that Oldfield is still pumping out the same music that he’s been producing for thirty-odd years but that doesn’t detract anything from the genius of Tubular Bells. This reminded me that it had been far too long since… Continue reading Tubular Bells