❉ As a breakthrough piece for Third Ear Band, Alchemy truly lives up to the promise of its title, writes C.J. Newman.
❉ Talking ‘bout my jilted generation: We celebrate The Prodigy.
❉ This November sees the release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of The Moody Blues’ classic third album.
❉ Doctor who? Doctor Omega! We chat with writer John Peel about the new series of books based on Arnould Galopin’s 1906 novel.
❉ Kara Dennison visits Galopin galaxies in Peel and Skilleter’s first Doctor Omega novel.
❉ This week: Writer and keyboardist for Scritti Politti and Dream Themes, Rhodri Marsden. He’s not really into films.
❉ Veteran inkslinger Jon Wilde pays tribute to the inimitable, irreplaceable M.E.S.
❉ The story of music that couldn’t have been made anywhere else but Manchester.
❉ Stephen T Porter picks his favourite tracks of 2017.
❉ A book about growing up in the dark side of the 70s with the darkest, most inappropriate pop culture ever.