Nina Simone – Another Spring

As winter sheds its pall and the rejuvenation of springtime’s bloom takes hold, I’ve been moved to dig out a slew of old Nina Simone albums from my collection, particularly her much-admired And Piano! set from 1969. A commercial flop recorded at the … Read more

How To Clean Your Vinyl Records

We look at the best ways to maintain and clean your vinyl records, so you can enjoy their music for years to come. Cleaning your records is vital to maintain sound, maximise the life of your records and keep your entire vinyl … Read more

Top Ten Records of 2016

We take a look at our top ten vinyl releases of 2016, picking out the best music, the best features and the best soundtracks to keep you going before we enter the new year.   What a year 2016 has been … Read more

A Guide To Buying Vinyl As A Christmas Gift

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With the recent resurgence in vinyl, records are going to be on many people’s Christmas list this year. If you know someone who loves their records but don’t know where to begin when buying vinyl as a Christmas gift, this article is … Read more

My Vietnamese Vinyl Adventure

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Recently I took a two-week trip to Vietnam. I’d been desperate to visit for ages, hearing only good things about the country’s friendly people, its amazing scenery and a rich but troubled history. As I’m always up for a bit … Read more