Nights In


What's it called?: 
Drums And Wires (CD + DVD-A)
What does it sound like?: 
This was a pivotal XTC album, being the first with the mighty Dave Gregory replacing abruptly-departed Barry Andrews.
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Aretha Franklin

What's it called?: 
The Great Diva Classics
What does it sound like?: 
It sounds like a wonderful soul singer screaming over some of your favourite songs produced by Clive Davis (responsible for Aretha's 'Freeway of Love' period).
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Mike Oldfield

What's it called?: 
The Studio Albums 1992-2003
What does it sound like?: 
As the title suggests, a collection of the eight albums released between 1992-2003. This includes four well known works and four lesser known ones.


Snow In Paradise

Selected for the London Film Festival after competing at Cannes, I had looked forward to this film as a fan of gritty British drama by the likes of Shane Meadows and Andrea Arnold.

Hannibal (Seasons 1&2)

First off, this is not for everybody it is very, very, very gory and really hard to watch in places.

The War of the Worlds

HG Wells' greatest triumph as a writer, The War of The Worlds adapted well to the 1950s.


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Dexys Bootleg Runers play London!

There is but one band that plays ALL the music from ALL the Dexys era.

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CBVD Cloudcast Ep 9

Got a round tuit today. More freshly hand-picked records from the boot sales of Suffolk (including one just for Beany). Apols in advance for mildly erratic sound levels - gremlins.

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Glossop Record Club - John Peel Night

Glossop Record Club returns on Thursday 9th October for JOHN PEEL NIGHT, curated and hosted by record club regulars Gavin Hogg and Steve McNamee.

Nights Out

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John Mayall - 80th Anniversary Tour

Assembly Halls, Tunbridge Wells
My 1st Mayall show.
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Steve Hackett

Ipswich Regent
After his occasionally spiteful kicking in the Genesis documentary aired recently it was extraordinarily welcome to see guitarist-de-force Hackett and his exemplary band take the early catalogue by th


The Hexagon, Reading.
Having never seen them in their prime this was my 3rd Clannad gig in 18 months. With a new album out, it wasn't just a Greatest Hits show, and the new songs sound wonderful anyway.


Great Lost Albums

Mark Billingham, David Quantick, Martyn Waites & Stay Sherez
It's about: 
The Great Lost Albums that hardly anybody knows about but should be much better known.
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The Paying Guests

Sarah Waters
It's about: 
Set in 1922, Frances Wray and her mother are renting out their house in Champion Hill, SE London (very well-known to me.) Lillian and Leonard Barber come to stay, and Frances begins an intimate relati
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The Zone of Interest

Martin Amis
It's about: 
There was an old fairy tale about a king who asked his wizard to create a magic mirror - one that when you looked into it showed not your own reflection but your soul.


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Paul Simon - Paul Simon (January 1972)

In December 1971, our house acquired its first stereo. My dad had obviously planned it for a long time. He bought separates and wall furniture to rest them on, including a large record cabinet. The speakers were placed high on the wall on either side of the front window.

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I call it Weatherallism

My friends! I have made an important musical discovery. I have uncovered a movement that came and went unremarked and worse -- unforgivably -- unnamed.

The Scottish Referendum: Head, heart and gut.

I was on a training course the other day. At the end of the course, the participants had to fill in one of those monitoring forms where they ask about your age, gender, ethnicity and all the rest of it.

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