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Elvis Presley - Elvis: That's The Way It Is Deluxe Edition

Elvis Presley - Elvis: That's The Way It Is Deluxe EditionEarly '70s touchstone, expanded to 10 discs...

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary Edition

Pink Floyd - The Division Bell 20th Anniversary EditionAfter the legal case, the musical one. Strong second from the Waters-less Floyd, expanded into a 6...

Big Boys - Lullabies That Help The Brain Grow / No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There's Always A Seat

Big Boys - Lullabies That Help The Brain Grow / No Matter How Long The Line Is At The Cafeteria, There's Always A SeatTexas' idealistic, punk/funk avatars finally get their due: "Now go start your own band!"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974CSNY's "Doom Tour" exhumed, and reconstructed into an ideal show from their stadium excursion...

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete CollectionThe Python catalogue, repackaged and remastered. Lovely plumage...

John Fullbright - Songs

John Fullbright - SongsSecond album confirms a major new Americana voice...

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your BusinessI know it’s not over… The Moz enters a gripping new, possibly climactic, career phase...

King Creosote - From Scotland With Love

King Creosote - From Scotland With LoveFresh from the acclaimed Diamond Mine collaboration, the prolific Fifer pushes forward on his own...

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic EyePetty and band return with their hardest-rocking album in 25 years. Oh yeah, all right!

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers

Willie Nelson - Band Of Brothers"It's good to be writing again..." A rare letter home by the Red Headed Stranger...

Reigning Sound - Shattered

Reigning Sound - ShatteredSoul-saturated, heart-tugging, Memphis-celebrating offering from Greg Cartwright’s latest line-up...

John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender

John Hiatt - Terms Of My SurrenderThe past, present and future intertwine on the veteran’s latest effort...

The The - Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The The - Soul Mining 30th Anniversary Deluxe EditionThe '80s angst classic reissued as a vinyl boxset...

Led Zeppelin - Remasters I - III

Led Zeppelin - Remasters I - IIIThe first three albums plus extra material from the Page archives...

The Felice Brothers - Favourite Waitress

The Felice Brothers - Favourite WaitressThe Felice Brothers refine their sound...

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

First Aid Kit - Stay GoldSinging sisters' major-label debut is a glittering folk-pop tapestry of Scandi-angst... When they...

Bob Mould - Beauty And Ruin

Bob Mould - Beauty And RuinWarhorse: Songs and Stories – Hüsker Dü veteran makes peace with the past...

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill BroonzyOne of the highlights of Dave Alvin’s last solo album, 2011’s Eleven Eleven, was a track called “...

The National - Mistaken For Strangers

The National - Mistaken For StrangersMatt Berninger's awkward little brother creates a strange and moving documentary...

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen Hanna

The Punk Singer: A Film About Kathleen HannaHeart and teeth bared in a vivid portrait of the riot grrrl spearhead...

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Editor's Letter

Reviewed: Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo, August 27, 2014


There is a song on "Aerial", Kate Bush's eighth and possibly best album, called "Bertie". "Here comes the sunshine," it begins, "Here comes that son of mine/Here comes the everything/Here's a song and a song for him." Nine years later, here, perhaps is a show for him: an unexpected comeback; a...