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Richard Thompson on the flowering of Fairport Convention

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Alan Horne on the resurrection of Postcard Records

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Introducing the Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide to Neil Young

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Madman or genius? Both sides of Lee “Scratch” Perry are on display in the recent interview and live performances captured on In Concert?The Ultimate Alien SECRET FILMSRating Star . For a brief time, Gene were hailed as the best of “the new Smiths” and looked set to lead the Britpop class of ’95. Rising For Sunset SNAPPERRating Star is the DVD of a live album of the same name, and is a bittersweet reminder of what might have been. Yet it fails to explain why they turned out to be such underachievers. Are Ocean Colour Scene the world’s most boring band? The videos and live tracks on Filmed From The Front Row UNIVERSALRating Star offer supporting evidence. But it’s the 40-minute interview with Gary Crowley that provides the proof. Two-tone fans will rejoice over The Selecter?Live From London SECRET FILMSRating Star , although it’s not the band in their early-’80s heyday but a more recent performance. Never mind, for Pauline Black still sounds sexier than Gwen Stefani. Recorded on the same night at the same venue, there’s more classic ska from Desmond Dekker on Israelites?Live In London SECRET FILMSRating Star . Compiled by sometime Uncut contributor Paul Morley, Stuck In The Middle?15 Classic ’70s Videos UNCUT DVDRating Star is an enjoyable if incoherent mish-mash of the decade that ranges from 10cc and Sparks to The Boomtown Rats. Take the likes of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Stephen Stills and stick them in a disused west London factory for two days in 1969 to jam with Roland Kirk, Buddy Guy and the Modern Jazz Quartet and what do you get? A bloody mess if Supershow?The Last Great Jam Of The 60s EAGLE VISIONRating Star is anything to go by. Historic, perhaps. But no wonder the tapes have sat on the shelf till now. BB King?Blues Summit Concert UNIVERSALRating Star finds the great man in fine form back in 1992, duetting with Ruth Brown, Robert Cray, Albert Collins, Lowell Fulsom, Buddy Guy and Irma Thomas. Sin

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