❉ What sets the sirens of the past – Bobbie, Dusty, Nico, Nyro et al – apart from today’s songbirds?
❉ The magic is right here, in the Norwegian duo’s clever, esoteric and eccentric second album.
❉ 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.
❉ An appreciation of one of the very best British pop records of the ’80s.
❉ Marc Almond brings ’60s orchestral pop out of the darkness and into the light.
❉ East End Modfathers The Small Faces live, breathe and sing again in Carol Harrison’s energetic musical play.
❉ This week, it’s Stevenage’s finest, creator of The Kennedys and Celeb Masterchef champ. She doesn’t lend out her records.
❉ We review Dusty’s final album from 1995, re-issued as a Collector’s Edition 2-disc set.
❉ Rob Morris reviews Dusty Springfield’s PSB-enhanced 80s comeback album, given a luxurious reissue treatment by Cherry Red.