RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE: November 2022 contents

70 YEARS OF THE UK CHARTS - The UK singles chart has been with us for 70 years, which gives Bob Stanley the chance to pick his entirely subjective list of favourite top entries to the hit parade for each year since 1952
SIMPLE MINDS - After emerging from the Glasgow punk scene, Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill built one of Britain’s most singular acts. Forty-five years later their frontman tells RC how “success blew up in our face”
HOT CHIP - Over the course of 20 years since meeting at school as teenagers, these West Londoners have quietly become 21st-century UK synthpop greats. We explore their album catalogue
VALERIE CARTER - In the late 70s, this songwriter with a stunning voice looked set to follow her Laurel Canyon peers into the superstar bracket. A combination of bad luck, bad decisions and bad habits put paid to that...
MEAT LOAF - The story of the Dallas behermoth’s pre-fame years, his stints in musicals, and the album he made with blues rocker Stoney
FROM THE VAULTS - Reissues including The Beatles’ Revolver and Dexys Too-Rye-Ay are given a thorough rinsing
NEW ALBUMS - Autumnal waxings from the Unthanks, Dry Cleaning and others
BOOKS - Graham Coxon, Helen O’Hara, Mogwai and Blixa Bargeld all have new volumes we’ve been delving into
SINGLES - Dinosaur Jr, Neil Young and Chapterhouse 45s given an airing
LIVES RC - correspondents have been out watching all kind of attractions, from Nick Lowe to Michael Schenker and Pearl Jam

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