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Which Is Your Favourite Sunrise?

With world events on a seemingly inevitable path to world war, and the worst kind of nuclear dawn, let’s take our minds off things with some great music. I Like The Sunrise was written by Duke Ellington for his Liberian Suite in 1947. Commissioned for the Liberian centennial by the African nation to celebrate the […]

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Happy 70th Birthday to Capitol Records!

70 years ago today, Capitol Records opened it’s first office in a second floor room, just south of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Founded by songwriters Johnny Mercer and Buddy DeSylva, along with record store owner Glenn Wallichs, within a few weeks of this humble start it had released it’s first single Cow Cow Boogie, […]

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Record Store Day – Let’s Aim Higher

Saturday 21st April saw the latest annual Record Store Day celebrated here in the UK, and around the world, with a raft of special limited edition vinyl and cd releases (and some tapes!) released especially for the event and available exclusively through participating independent stores. It’s now the busiest day of the year for those […]

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Stevie Nicks vs Christine McVie – You Decide…

Between the two of them, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie seperately wrote many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits, during a phenomenally successful period for the band that saw them sell millions of albums, and singles worldwide. Hits such as Dreams, Don’t Stop, Little Lies, Rhiannon and You Make Lovin’ Fun showcased their talent to great […]

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Glee – Meet The Kids Behind The Paywall

It was announced earlier this week that the next (third) series of US hit show Glee will be moving from it’s current home of E4 to one of BSkyB’s pay channels after Channel 4 backed out of a bidding war for the show. Sources claim that Sky have paid around twice what was currently being […]

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Moonbug – The Film

Moonbug is the new documentary film from Nichola Bruce which follows British photographer Steve Pyke as he journeys across America in a quest to meet and photograph the men who went to the moon and worked on the Apollo space project. It recently won The Special Jury Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival, where […]

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Kate Bush – Director’s Cut

This week saw the release of Director’s Cut, the first new album from Kate Bush since Aerial in 2005. Not a collection of new songs as many fans were hoping for, but a reworking and reimagining of songs taken from across two of her older albums, The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. It also […]

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Big George Webley (1957-2011)

George Webley, known to most as ‘Big George’, sadly passed away on Saturday May 7th at his family home, aged 53. As well as a long career in music as composer and session player, George also became a successful radio broadcaster, and was the presenter of the late night show (2.00 – 6.00 am) on […]

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Songs Of The Sarah Silverman Program

The third series of the Sarah Silverman Program started earlier this month in the States, and to coincide with that comes her first cd on March 2nd, a soundtrack to the show containing music from all three seasons. From Our Rears To Your Ears contains ninety nine tracks, including the songs Cookie Party, Poop Song, […]

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we7 – Premium Music Streaming

Music streaming service we7 have recently launched an ad-free subscription service, offering unlimited music on your PC. And for a limited period you can subscribe to it for only £3.99 a month (it will usually be offered at £4.99). For this you get their usual great service, but will never have to look at or […]

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