❉ A neat, often illuminating collection of Manchester songs from every big modern era and scene, writes Andy Murray.
❉ Hot on the heels of Unfurnished Rooms, Neil Arthur’s insightful lyrics explore the human condition in this modern day and age, writes Ange Chan.
❉ The story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.
❉ “It’s Friday, it’s still number one… it’s Top of the Pops!”
❉ An appreciation of the timeless, cathartic qualities of Bowie’s masterwork, released on this day in 1977.
❉ An alternative Christmas playlist to soundtrack your festivities!