Nights In

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Yes

What's it called?: 
Relayer CD/DVD-A/Bluray
What does it sound like?: 
If ever there was a Yes album likely to benefit from remixing then Relayer springs to mind, and here it is to coincide with its 40th anniversary. The only album to feature the more jazz/fusion influe
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Sam Smith

What's it called?: 
In The Lonely Hour
What does it sound like?: 
BBC Sound of 2014 winner Sam Smith has been tagged "the male Adele" more than once, but where her emotional outpourings stemmed from a real traumatic love life, Sam admits to not yet having
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Jane Weaver

What's it called?: 
The Silver Bowl
What does it sound like?: 
I'd not heard anything by Jane Weaver at all until 'The Silver Bowl'. I put on yesterday and now I can't stop playing it.

Films

Metropolis

The spectacle of Fritz Lang's SF masterpiece in this recently restored version - using a damaged 16mm print to restore much of the missing material takes it from the savagely cut 95ish minutes ba

Snow In Paradise

Selected for the London Film Festival after competing at Cannes, I had looked forward to this film as a fan of gritty British drama by the likes of Shane Meadows and Andrea Arnold.

Hannibal (Seasons 1&2)

First off, this is not for everybody it is very, very, very gory and really hard to watch in places.

Noticeboard

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Free Kindle horror novel for Halloween

Until Saturday morning this novel will be free. Downloads will work on any devices with a Kindle app.

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Friedman freebie

Gone.

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Dexys Bootleg Runers play London!

There is but one band that plays ALL the music from ALL the Dexys era.

Nights Out

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Elvis Costello, Steve Nieve & Georgie Fame

Where: 
Royal Albert Hall
Comment: 
Had a hunch EC’s final date this year might yield surprises, so saved my money for it. Firstly EC jaunted thru Point of No Return with the marvelous Georgie & band.
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The Sadies and the Howling Brothers

Where: 
The Tunnels, Bristol
Comment: 
For anyone who hasn’t come across the band before, they’re from Toronto and have been coming over here for, oo, about 12 years now.

Oysterband

Where: 
Only Lichfield bloody cathedral!
Comment: 
And to think I wasn't even going to go until SteveT asked if I was! Past it, eh? Dropping members carelessly, relying on past glories etc etc. Must have seen them too many times? Wrongity wrong.

Reads

The Martian

Author: 
Andy Weir
It's about: 
An astronaut stranded on Mars, and how on earth (or Mars) one person left behind when the manned mission he was a part of returns home can possibly survive and be rescued.

So This Is Permanence

Author: 
Ian Curtis
It's about: 
The late Joy Division singer’s ‘lyrics & notebooks’ in his own hand and printed.

Great Lost Albums

Author: 
Mark Billingham, David Quantick, Martyn Waites & Stay Sherez
It's about: 
The Great Lost Albums that hardly anybody knows about but should be much better known.

Features

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Paul Simon - Paul Simon (January 1972)

In December 1971, our house acquired its first stereo. My dad had obviously planned it for a long time. He bought separates and wall furniture to rest them on, including a large record cabinet. The speakers were placed high on the wall on either side of the front window.

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I call it Weatherallism

My friends! I have made an important musical discovery. I have uncovered a movement that came and went unremarked and worse -- unforgivably -- unnamed.

The Scottish Referendum: Head, heart and gut.

I was on a training course the other day. At the end of the course, the participants had to fill in one of those monitoring forms where they ask about your age, gender, ethnicity and all the rest of it.

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