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MOJO 265 / December 2015

The new MOJO magazine is a bumper, bagged package, as an exclusive, super-candid interview with songwriting legend Elvis Costello is amplified by a bespoke, Costello-curated CD featuring the music that inspired him, and augmented by a 52-page book that explores Bob Dylan’s 12-volume Bootleg Series, looking beyond the official album releases to unveil Dylan’s secret history. Also in this issue: inside The Beatles’ new 50-track DVD; Jeff Lynne reboots ELO; Lou Reed’s doomed bid for pop stardom; Richard Hawley interviewed by Roddy Doyle. Plus: Morrissey, Jack White, Phil Collins, The Monkees, Guy Garvey, Gene Vincent, Fairport Convention, Foals, 140 Reviews and a chance to win the extraordinary 18-disc Collector’s Edition of Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Volume 12: The Cutting Edge!

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CONTENTS / MOJO 265

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The cover of our 52-page Bob Dylan book, packaged with MOJO 265.

BOB DYLAN’S BOOTLEG SERIES: 52-PAGE, SEVEN-INCH BOOK! On the occasion of its expansion to a jawdropping twelfth volume of revelatory archive-ology, MOJO presents an excitable exploration of Bob Dylan’s secret history – AKA the Bootleg Series, the groundbreaking release programme that proved to the world what hardcore Dylan fans had known for years: some of Bob’s best work never made it onto the official albums. Enjoy essays and insight on all 12 volumes.

FREE CD! Costello: A Collection Of Unfaithful Music. Personally picked and introduced by Elvis himself, this month we present 15 tracks that figure large in The Man Out Of Time’s memory, many of which provided the soundtrack while he was penning his memoir: Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink. Includes Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Georgie Fame, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, The Unthanks and more, plus previews of his new book.

Elvis Costello Has the self-proclaimed Imposter revealed his true identity? As he publishes his autobiography, Declan McManus speaks candidly to MOJO about his work, his career and more. Plus: the original Napoleon Dynamite’s closest collaborators reveal what it’s like to be in the building with Elvis.

Jeff Lynne The Electric Light Orchestra’s conductor and Travelling Wilburys’ map-reader speaks about a blessed life of studio graft and pop magic in this month’s MOJO interview.

Richard Hawley vs Roddy Doyle The Commitments author gets a lesson in storytelling from Sheffield’s slicked-back son-of-a-gun.

The Velvet Underground In 1970 the world’s first art rockers were on their last legs. David Fricke charts how they went out with a bang.

Phil Collins Reassessment – but no jacket – required as the former Genesis man, actor and pop punchbag’s first solo albums are reissued.

REVIEWED NEW ALBUMS… Bill Ryder-Jones / Roots Manuva / Anna Von Hausswolff / ELO / King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard / Guy Garvey / The Zombies / Public Enemy / Rod Stewart / Lana Del Rey / El VY / Johnny Marr / British Sea Power / Natalie Merchant / Wavves / Don Henley REISSUES… Van Morrison / Underworld / Bob Marley / Fela Kuti / Slade / Sun Ra / Everything But The Girl… and more!

Plus! John Cale reboots his Music For A New Society / Johnny Marr reports on his autobiography / The Coral return / Guy Garvey presents his sonic head-world / Foals on hair dye and Mozzer / Gene Vincent’s 1969 tour to Britain revisited… and much more!

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