❉ This month sees the 25th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death, as we review the latest biography of the iconic showman.
❉ ABBA’s pure pop album ‘Arrival’ was released in the UK forty years ago today. We chronicle its evolution…
❉ First album in six years from The Blue Aeroplanes, plus UK Tour
BBC TWO announces a new landmark film, David Bowie: The Last Five Years to air in January 2017
❉ A new city-wide Folk and Roots Festival in February 2017.
❉ Lost Songs of Jake Thackray, new recordings by John Watterson.
❉ Mean girls The Donnas ride again with this this expanded edition of 2002’s ‘Spend The Night’.
❉ The immersive world of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s ‘Lazarus’ comes to London – and it’s thrilling.
❉ We peruse Marc Almond’s definitive 10-disc box set career anthology.
❉ We review Dusty’s final album from 1995, re-issued as a Collector’s Edition 2-disc set.