The latest trailer for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything is soundtracked by The National's 'Heavenfaced'. The film follows the life story of the renowned astrophysicist who is played by Eddie Redmayne (Les Miserables).
In this month's Uncut, I reviewed the deluxe edition of The The's Soul Mining, which has been reissued as a box set with additional material. I was fortunate enough to speak to Matt Johnson for a Q&A to run with the review. In the end, we ended up talking for about an hour, so I thought I'd post the full transcript of my interview here. I hope you enjoy it. I'll endeavour to post the review itself in the next week or so; better still, you can find it in the issue on sale now... (apologies for the shameless plug...)
The The have announced the release of a re-mastered and expanded version of their major label debut album, Soul Mining, on Monday June 30 through Sony Music.
The vinyl-only release includes a reproduction of the 1983 release on 180g vinyl, plus an extra 12” gatefold vinyl of alternative versions and remixes.
The box set also includes a ‘news-poster’ containing extensive notes written by Johnson about the making of the album.
The release is available to pre-order here.