❉ A bruised Brian Wilson may have stood down from the helm after Smile but he was still hugely gifted and capable.
❉ A bracing collection of British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat & Swinging London Nuggets.
❉ Carl Magnus Palm on ‘ABBA – The Complete Recording Sessions’.
❉ There must be more to life than this! Maggie Dunne is in the hot seat this week. Bostin’!
❉ A comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reissue of a compelling snapshot of club life in 1990.
❉ It’s Goldfrapp before Goldfrapp! The complete works of ‘70s band Fox under one roof.
❉ Sea, sand, shorts, shuttlecocks and snogging: A 1984 interview with George Michael, by Neil Tennant.
❉ Ange Chan reports back from a weekend of wall-to-wall eighties electro pop.
❉ We review Simon Matthews’ magical history tour of Swinging Sixties British cinema.
❉ A new book takes a serious look at the Monkees’ significance as a pop culture phenomenon, and the legacy of their cult movie ‘Head’.