❉ Unravelling the genesis of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, released on this day in 1969.
❉ Legendary Slade bassist and co-writer chats with We Are Cult about his first release in over a decade and his life in music.
❉ An ‘illuminating’ chat with reformed synthpop outfit Fiat Lux about their past, present and future.
❉ Paul Abbott reflects on the much-derided genre of the music biopic.
❉ The arrangements of Drake’s Admiral, curated by Bob Stanley.
❉ The Ghosts of Christmas Television Past.
❉ Is this the boldest musical statement a solo Beatle made during Lennon’s lifetime?
❉ The Beatles’ Christmas records were as as joyous as anything they produced, if much sillier.
❉ 50 years of the Beatles’ “Liverpool”, and the lost ‘Sgt. Pepper’ album.
❉ A comprehensive overview of three BBC Radiophonic Workshop albums recently reissued by Silva Screen Records.