FREE CD! ECHOES: A compendium of modern psychedelia starring Tame Impala, Animal Collective, Django Django, Wooden Shjips, Toy, Moon Duo, Temples & more! PINK FLOYD: Forty-five years ago this month, Pink Floyd cut Syd Barrett adrift and struck out for the unknown. Mark Blake tells Floyd’s survival story and rebirth with Echoes, while Wayne Coyne hymns Meddle and director Adrian Maben takes us behind the scenes at Pink Floyd: Live At Pompeii.
ADAM ANT: Raised on Sinatra and The Beatles, fired by punk, by the early ’80s Stuart Goddard had transformed himself into the swashbuckling post-punk Errol Flynn of the Top 40. Now, following a very public breakdown in 2002, he’s back in the fight and, discovers Andrew Perry, very ready to talk.
THE EVERLY BROTHERS: Following their work on an Everlys covers album, Will Oldham and Dawn McCarthy talk to Andrew Male about high harmonies, deep emotions and the dark subtext of Don and Phil’s most truly captivating songs.
GRAM PARSONS: At last, the untold story. Chris Campion unearths the bizarre matter of Gram Parsons’ legendary, lost sci-fi movie, Saturation 70. Plus: Barney Hoskyns speaks to Emmylou Harris and others about the making of Gram’s first solo masterpiece, GP.
ALICIA KEYS: “God gave me a piano,” the classically trained R&B wonder tells Stevie Chick, looking back on her Hell’s Kitchen upbringing, how song-writing saved her, and what it’s like to work with Jack White and be name-checked by Bob Dylan.
124 REVIEWS: Atoms For Peace / Johnny Marr / Jim James / Foals / Adam Ant / Nick Cave / Caitlin Rose / Richard Thompson / Fleetwood Mac / Marcos Valle / Mary Wells / New Order / Etta James / Julian Cope / Conny Plank / The Action / Dave Grohl’s new documentary / The Prodigy, The Fall, James Blake – live!
PLUS! David Bowie returns – the full inside story! / Farewell, Ravi Shankar / In the studio with The Specials and The Flaming Lips / Joe Cocker’s Self Portrait / Introducing: Temples & K-X-P / Lloyd Cole’s Mindblowers / The New York Dolls at Biba Revisited / On the road with Mumford & Sons…