As a box-set of The Beatles' US albums is released, Andy Gill laments America's cavalier approach to the Fab Four's classics
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Sunday 22 April 2012
They should have stuck a scratch'n'sniff card of rich Norwegian earth in with this intensely bucolic album fronted by composers Tore Brunborg on reeds and Rhodes, and vocalist Kirsti Huke.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Moray – with his bleeps and beats approach to trad folk – has never been afraid to attract attention.
Saturday 07 April 2012
In the mid-1960s, the emergence of the powerful Marshall amplifiers enabled musicians to turn up the volume – and effectively transformed pop music into rock.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Having gained overdue reward in the Champion Hurdle last month, one of the most respected veterans on the circuit has now been given the chance to complete his fulfilment in the John Smith's Grand National itself. If Noel Fehily happens to win on State Of Play at Aintree on Saturday week, however, it would be no less a triumph of patience for the owners and trainer of his mount.
Friday 30 March 2012
Sir Paul McCartney has warned chart sensations One Direction about the "pressure" of being the next big thing.
Sunday 25 March 2012
You have to applaud the restlessness and drive of a talent such as JTE's. At its best (see Harlem River Blues), the results are a beguiling blend of demon-driven countryfied rock-gospel and Earle could easily have stuck in that groove/rut.
Friday 02 March 2012
As the 75-year-old crooner steps up as this year's hopeful, we take a look at the UK's hits and misses
Monday 27 February 2012
Cheering news for fans of elaborate eye makeup who are shaky of hand or just butter-fingered.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Why, Paul, why? The flinch-inducing title, lifted from Fats Waller's "I'm Going to Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter", suggests that McCartney lacks anyone to tell him when he's had a terrible idea.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Some of music's biggest rebels eat their words and graduate as OAPs this year
Wednesday 23 February 2011
On 23 February 1964 The Beatles returned from the US to to UK to be greated by what the press dubbed 'Beatlemania'.
Saturday 11 December 2010
The son of Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour has apologised for climbing on to the Cenotaph during Thursday's tuition fees demonstration.
Tuesday 18 October 2005
Thursday 13 October 2005
Tuesday 11 October 2005
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
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