six of the best buys this weekend
Saturday 30 September 1995
1. John Coltrane: The Heavyweight Champion (Atlantic) Seven CDs in a box, documenting the great tenor saxophonist's heady experiments after leaving the Miles Davis quintet.
2. Blur: The Great Escape (Food/Parlophone) Modern life continues to be rubbish, as Colchester's top band demonstrate.
3. Eusebe: Tales from Mama's Yard (EMI) Eusebe take rap and make it parochial, British and real.
4. David Bowie: 1. Outside (RCA) A concept to conjure with - a Bowie album you can actually listen to.
5. Joshua Redman: Spirit of the Moment (Warner Bros) Splendid, double, live CD from this spirited tenor sax contender.
6. The Flaming Lips: Clouds Taste Metallic (Warner Bros) Continuing their voyage to the outer reaches of mutant pop.
1. Verdi: Rigoletto (Sony) Renato Bruson, Roberto Alagna, Andrea Rost/ Orchestra of La Scala Milan cond. Riccardo Muti. Powerfully gripping.
2. Strauss: Don Quixote & Lalo Cello Concerto. (EMI) Jacqueline du Pre cond. Boult and Barenboim. A miraculous performance of the Lalo.
3. Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ (Hyperion) cond Matthew Best. A choral masterpiece well served.
4. Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Op 46 & 72 (Supraphon) Karel Sejna and the Czech Philharmonic. A prize-winner in 1959 and still fresh and energetic.
5.The Lily and the Lamb (Harmonia Mundi) Anonymous 4. Gorgeously inauthentic womens' voices in chart-topping early monody.
6.Michelangeli: The Vatican Recordings (Memoria) A four-CD set with peerless performances including Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.
SIX GOOD CLASSICAL CDS
MusicThe band accidentally called Londoners the C-word
Film 'I've never been comfortable on-screen', she says
Review: One Direction, Fourmusic
Review: The World of Ice and Firebooks
Film More romcom than S&M
Review: The Imitation Gamefilm
Comedy...to show her mastectomy scars
TVNetflix gets cryptic
TV review A moving film showing kids too busy to enjoy their youth
Books Not even a Man Booker prize could save Richard Flanagan from a nomination
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 American-born Boris Johnson refuses to pay hefty US tax bill
- 2 Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
- 3 John Smid: Former leader of US ‘gay cure’ group has just married a man
- 4 These grandmas smoking weed for the first time are wonderful
- 5 Pastafarian former porn star Asia Lemmon allowed to wear colander in driving licence photo
Lee Evans announces his retirement from comedy on The Jonathan Ross Show
No Good Deed, film review: Sadistic and nonsensical
Willow and Jaden Smith talk duality of apples, holographic realities and the melancholia of the ocean in incredible New York Times interview
Winnie the Pooh banned from Polish playground for being 'inappropriate hermaphrodite'
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine