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  1. Soul Jazz are just the very best at that kind of thing, I think. I still rate their % Dynamite series as among the very best reggae + compilations. On a similar note, digging around in my record collection the other day, I came across Blue Note's Blue Juice and Blue Breaks & Beats comps - which were equally well curated. Easy enough, I guess, if you have access to everything in the cupboard. Let us know what you think of Cafe Exil and the Cuba comp!
  2. I'd love to do a 'transitional' Mac feature, Rob. So who knows...
  3. Scott -- unsubstantiated rumours persist that the VU doc will be in Berlin on maybe Cannes, so expect that possibly in mid-2021. I'm prepared to be wrong about that, of course. We printed a letter in Uncut recently from an American reader who'd seen LIB at a US Library of Congress screening. It was filmed for television in 4 x 3 format, but had to be adjusted to widescreen for theatrical presentation; not entirely successfully, I gather. There'd be a close-up of John singing, for instance, but you could only see his chin. I'm hopeful that if/when LIB is re-issued it's shown in the ori
  4. I think the reunion footage from the Council doc was withheld from press screeners, so it was a genuine surprise on broadcast. I can imagine certain PW fans grumbling that he'll reform the Style Council, but he won't reform the Jam! There's Peter Green news coming very soon, I think; both for the cinema release of the film and also the boxset. I was at the concert, as it goes; an amazing night for many reasons. Gilmour just walking on, unannounced, for "Oh Well, Pt 2" was mindblowing, of course. But away from that kind of marquee moment, Billy Gibbons was a pretty spectacular, though d
  5. Thanks, Scott - the Deutsche Elektronische Musik comp is excellent. On a similar tip, you should keep an eye out for Cafe Exil - New Adventures In European Music 1972 - 1980, which is due on Ace in a week or so's time. It features a lot of familiar names - Amon Duul II, Faust, Eno, Michael Rother, Cluster, Popol Vuh etc - as well as people like Annette Peacock, Piero Umiliani, Tony Esposito. I can happily eat this stuff for breakfast. I can also heartily recommend Soul Jazz's Cuba: Music And Revolution comp, Experiments In Latin Music: 1975 - 1985 Vol 1.
  6. In the last month or so alone, we've had David Byrne's American Utopia concert film, Julien Temple's Shane Macgowan doc and the Sky Arts' Style Council film and the Delia Derbyshire feature - all of which have been very strong. Looking ahead, I can't wait for Todd Haynes' Velvets doc. But what are your favourite music films - documentaries or dramas? And what forthcoming pics are you looking forward to?
  7. Hopefully, you've all had time to digest our Albums and Reissues Of The Year by now. But were there any glaring omissions in our polls? We'd love you top turn us on to some other records we may have missed, so please post your own favourites/charts/recommendations etc below. Thanks!
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