❉ The folk legend’s first new studio album in a decade is a sparce ten-track treat.
❉ In 1967, a hippie king, a punchy drummer, a country rocker, a gadget-crazed folkie and a man afraid of flying made their best album, but only just.
❉ Whistle Down The Wind is Joan’s first new studio album in a decade
❉ The acclaimed singer on childhood, cult faves, chanson and more.
❉ The Stageleft Podcast lifts the veil on the music industry, giving a new insight of the working practices of the greats.
❉ From rock’s back pages: Charlie Gillett on Chuck Berry.
❉ We celebrate the debut of the band who accidentally invented modern alternative rock music.
❉ Nick Clement presents his assessments of cult gems. This week, Curtis Hanson’s low-key, pot-infused comedy drama.
❉ Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series tells the story behind one of the ultimate cult albums of the 20th century.
❉ A vintage Melody Maker interview, as Cohen emerged from a “washed up, confused, directionless time”.