Category Archives: Music

Magical Mystery Tour – why the Beatles’ first failure is an enduring success

Critics don’t always get things right, even when they broadly agree with each other. The history of the arts in the twentieth century is littered with works which were panned, dismissed or subject to lukewarm contemporary reviews which have gone … Continue reading

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The Bumpy Road to Blonde on Blonde

Here’s an article I did late last year for Record Collector to coincide with the release of Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series Vol. 12 – The Cutting Edge. The focus of the article was the little remembered original sessions for the famous … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan in the Public Domain – Record Collector

Here’s another (very long) Bob Dylan article of mine from Record Collector in 2013 looking at the law governing what is considered public domain in music, Dylan’s record company’s attempts to keep his unreleased work out of the public domain, and the … Continue reading

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Bonnie Prince Billy Article & Interview – Record Collector

Rounding up a few old magazine articles of mine. Here’s one from Record Collector in 2004 – an examination of the first decade of the career of Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham, aka The Palace Brothers) complete with interview. … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Rarities – Record Collector

To celebrate the 70th birthday on the 24th May of the world’s greatest ever singer songwriter here’s an article of mine about the great man’s rare tracks which was published in three parts by Record Collector back in 2008. Just click … Continue reading

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