THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON AT 50 - To celebrate a half-century of one of rock’s landmark releases, we talk to many of those that were there on its release, revisit (often underwhelmed) contemporary reviews and look at the most collectable incarnations of a record that, well, eclipsed all before it on its release in March 1973.
ALAN PARSONS - Working on Dark Side Of The Moon would be enough to keep most people in after-dinner anecdotes for life. But when you’ve also worked as an engineer for The Beatles and presided over your own string of multi-platinum albums, we consider you ripe for The RC Interview treatment...
THE JAM - In 1982, there was arguably no British band bigger than The Jam, and photographer Neil ‘Twink’ Tinning was a fly on the wall on their final UK tours. Rick Buckler offers his memories of these candid shots, now collected in a new book.
SAM BROWN - After shooting to prominence in 1989 with Top 5 hit Stop!, the singer’s impressive pipes were never under-employed... until that voice gave up on her. Yet it hasn’t stopped her returning with a technologically assisted new album.
IMAGINATION - In the Britfunk scene that blossomed in the early 80s, Imagination frontman Leee John was never a figure you could ignore easily. As a new 17-album retrospective is released, he tells their story.
FROM THE VAULTS - Reissues and box sets reviewed including the Stones in Mono, The Auteurs and Neutral Milk Hotel
NEW ALBUMS - Van Morrison and Sleaford Mods are among those with new LPs waiting eagerly to be rated
BOOKS - New tomes focus on Paul Brady, Some Bizzare, Def Leppard among others
LIVES - Reports from shows including The Cure, Rod Stewart and Billy Nomates