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Ultimate Music Guide: Small Faces & The Faces

“It was chaos, chaos, chaos!” Uncut’s latest Ultimate Music Guide tells the compelling story of The Small Faces and The Faces. Over 148 packed pages, we stitch together the tale of an extraordinary musical dynasty, with roistering interviews from the NME and Melody Maker archives and in-depth new reviews of all their records. Plus, there are extensive new pieces on Rod Stewart, Ronnie Lane, Steve Marriott and Humble Pie, and an introduction from Ian McLagan… “We did so many stupid things,” he says. The Small Faces and Faces Ultimate Music Guide – it’s all too beautiful!

Ultimate Music Guide: Depeche Mode

Uncut's latest Ultimate Music Guide is a 148-page special dedicated to the planet-conquering genius of Depeche Mode. From the depths of the NME and Melody Maker archives, we've dug out revealing, hilarious and harrowing interviews with the band, unseen for decades. We've commissioned in-depth new reviews of every Mode album by the best contemporary writers. Oh, and Martin Gore has provided an exclusive introduction. "We're survivors, we're like brothers," he says. That's Depeche Mode: The Ultimate Music Guide - it's a black celebration!

Ultimate Music Guide: Nick Cave

Nick Cave is back with his stunning new album, Push Away The Sky, and what better way to celebrate than with a 148 page special revisiting his incredible music and wild times with the Birthday Party, the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. The Ultimate Music Guide features revealing interviews from the Melody Maker and NME archives alongside amazing photos and in-depth new reviews of all Cave’s albums to tell the complete story behind Cave’s remarkable rise to become one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation.

Ultimate Music Guide: Paul Weller

Wake up the nation! Over the past 35 years, Paul Weller has asserted himself, time and time again, as one of the most potent figures in British music: impassioned, tireless, single-minded, brilliant. In the latest Uncut Ultimate Music Guide, we tell Weller's complete story, from the seismic arrival of The Jam, through the inventive subversions of The Style Council, and on to his rich and varied two decades as a solo artist.

Ultimate Music Guide: The Kinks

Give the people what they want! The 12th Uncut Ultimate Music Guide tells the compelling story of The Kinks! An epic saga of warring brothers, wild concepts, worldwide hits and long sojourns in the wilderness. As usual, we've pored over old copies of NME and Melody Maker to locate revelatory interviews with Ray Davies and his fractious bandmates. Reprinted in full in this Ultimate Music Guide, most of them have been lost for decades. Uncut's current writers, meanwhile, have produced new reviews of every single album in the Kinks' catalogue, uncovering a few long-neglected gems in the process.

Ultimate Music Guide: The Smiths

Uncut presents our latest 148-page special, telling the complete story of The Smiths, and tracing Morrissey and Johnny Marr's careers to the present day.

Ultimate Music Guide: Led Zeppelin

Uncut presents Led Zeppelin: The Ultimate Music Guide Issue 10. Just as Robert Plant returns with a new band, and Jimmy Page releases his great lost album from the archives, Uncut celebrates their incredible band, Led Zeppelin.

Ultimate Music Guide: REM

Uncut presents REM: The Ultimate Music Guide. In the wake of their split, we celebrate the greatest American rock band of the past 30 years.

Ultimate Music Guide: David Bowie

Ch–ch–ch–ch–Changes! The latest Ultimate Music Guide, from the makers of Uncut, is our biggest yet: a 180–page extravaganza dedicated to the charismatic, shape–shifting genius of David Bowie.

Ultimate Music Guide: Pink Floyd

Track the band's history from its early days as psychedelic pioneers and cult favourites of London's hippy underground to multi-million selling super-brand they became with Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall.

Ultimate Music Guide: The Rolling Stones

“Sometimes I feel that my whole career with The Creation, Jeff Beck and The Faces was one long audition to join The Rolling Stones,” writes Ronnie Wood, in his introduction to our latest Ultimate Music Guide.

Ultimate Music Guide: John Lennon

2010 marks the seventieth anniversary of John Lennon’s birth, and the thirtieth of his death. To commemorate those events, the latest in Uncut’s series of Ultimate Music Guides is an essential 148 page magazine dedicated to the Beatles genius.
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