❉ Martin Ruddock traces the genesis of Space Oddity, released 50 years ago today.
❉ Andrew Hickey takes a closer look at Lennon’s most popular album, one that’s talked about rather less than it’s listened to.
❉ The renowned producer and arranger tells We Are Cult’s Eoghan Lyng about working with Percy Thrillington, aka Paul McCartney.
❉ The Beatles’ Christmas records were as as joyous as anything they produced, if much sillier.
❉ A bruised Brian Wilson may have stood down from the helm after Smile but he was still hugely gifted and capable.