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Bruce Springsteen Chapter & Verse sleeve

Chart Watch and New Releases: 23 September 2016

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds hold on at number 2 in the album chart with Skeleton Tree, this week outselling Led Zeppelin as well as the Beatles. Bob Marley & The Wailers‘ Legend is climbing again to number 9 … read more


Off The Chart - 24 September 1983

Off The Chart: 24 September 1983

This week on Off The Chart we go back to September 1983! Steve and Julian play some forgotten hits of the week, three tracks from a featured album and the top five in full. They’ll also be droppin’ the letter … read more


Shelley Preston with Bucks Fizz

Tweet Little History: Shelley Preston

Since Twitter lifted its limit on the length of Direct Messages, the idea of succinct 140 character Twitter interviews has kind of gone out the window. Mind you, as far as Shelley Preston’s concerned this is probably for the best … read more


Shakin' Stevens "Echoes Of Our Times"

Review: Shakin’ Stevens, “Echoes Of Our Times”

Shakin’ Stevens has always seemed slightly out of place. Having diligently kept the rock ‘n’ roll flame burning throughout the ’70s, he found enormous chart success at the beginning of the ’80s with revivals of ’50s hits and original songs … read more

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Don't You Want Me sleeve

DON’T YOU WANT ME – The Human League

8 December 1981 – 11 January 1982 · Virgin VS 466 · Writers: Jo Callis, Philip Oakey, Philip Adrian Wright One of the most enduring and instantly recognisable hits of the decade, and easily the Human League’s best known song, … read more