RECORDS / The IoS Playlist

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Sibelius: 2nd Symphony, Swan of Tuonela etc. Oslo Phil / Mariss Jansons (EMI, CD only). A combination that could hardly fail. Michael White

Hugo Wolf: Moricke Lieder. Brigitte Fassbaender / Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Decca, CD only). Full-bodied readings of sometimes reticent songs. MW

Freestyle Fellowship: Innercity Griots (4th & Bdway, LP / tape / CD). Rewarding rap-apella debut. Ben Thompson

The Cravats: Rub Me Out (on A Sides: Crass Records Singles Pt 2, 1982-84, Crass, LP / CD). Demented Beefheartian genius from Redditch. BT