Posted: March 22, 2023 in MUSIC

The latest issue – out on Thursday – Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey talk extensively and candidly about The Who live, and their past, present and future as a performing unit. Pauline Black tells us about getting a telegram from Marlene Dietrich and an MBE from the Queen. We go record shopping with Dan from The Black Keys. Peter Perrett relives the making of “Another Girl, Another Planet”. Lewis Taylor gives his first in depth interview for years/decades. Graham Gouldman reassesses 10cc’s mid-to-late 70s output. We reflect on the contribution made by Burt Bacharach. And we review new releases from Depeche Mode and Lana Del Rey.

On the cover of the magazine this month are The WhoPete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, exclusively talking to Record Collector about their history of live performance. Roger talks us through 10 of the band’s greatest, most significant gigs while Pete more generally assesses the impact of The Who’s concerts, making the surprising admission that he doesn’t enjoy being onstage, and considers the past, present and future of The Who. Finally, we have a discography covering The Who’s official live recordings. You won’t want to miss it.

There is, of course, more. Pauline Black discusses the contribution made to British pop by 2 Tone band The Selecter and considers whether it was a good idea for her to accept her OBE. We go record shopping with Dan Auerbach of The Black KeysLewis Taylor, the “lost boy” of 90s psych-soul, explains where he’s been this past decade and a half. We feature an extract from a book about The Only Ones, focusing on the new wave band’s perennially thrilling “Another Girl, Another Planet“. There’s a photo special about the life and career of ELP’s keyboard supremo Keith Emerson. We pay tribute to Burt Bacharach. We spend 33 1/3 minutes with Paul Jones, formerly of Manfred MannJohn McNally of The Searchers discusses the 10 key records of his lifetime. Lieutenant Pigeon are the band Under The Radar this month, Mike Vernon is the producer in the Engine Room and we nominate 10 Of The Best Trad Jazz records. And we have a bumper reviews section: albums by De La Soul10cc, Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach, Depeche Mode and Lana Del Rey are under inspection.

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