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MOJO 283 / June 2017

MOJO celebrates the 50th Birthday of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – rebooted in 2017 with a thrilling new stereo mix. Paul McCartney tells us how they “vibed” it; Jon Savage on the songs and the significance; Nigel Hartnup relives THAT sleeve shoot; Giles Martin defends his Pepper for the new millennium; and more! Meanwhile MOJO’s covermount CD, Children Of Pepper, brings together mind-blowing tracks by psych inheritors including Ty Segall, Apples In Stereo, Pond, Thee Oh Sees and The Moonlandingz. Also in a bumper issue: remembering Jeff Buckley; saluting Chuck Berry; interrogating Christine McVie; moshing to At The Drive In. Plus: Jack White; Jane Birkin; Paul Weller; Loudon Wainwright III; Otis Redding and Slowdive. MOJO: Fixing A Hole in your record collection since 1993.

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CONTENTS MOJO 283

COVER STORY: THE BEATLES SGT. PEPPER REBORN! Celebrating the album that invented the album, at 50, as it re-emerges in a massive box set with a new stereo mix and oodles of outtakes. Paul McCartney on how they “vibed” it; Jon Savage on the songs and the significance; Nigel Hartnup relives that sleeve shoot; Giles Martin defends his Pepper for the new millennium. Plus: Beatle peers Graham Nash, Justin Hayward, Phil May and more remember when, and how, Sgt. Pepper blew their minds.

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Children Of Pepper: MOJO 283’s Beatles-inspired free CD.

FREE CD: CHILDREN OF PEPPER 15 cracking tracks from the Beatles’ psychedelic offspring. Including Ty Segall, Apples In Stereo, Pond, Thee Oh Sees and The Moonlandingz.

JEFF BUCKLEY 20 years since his death, the poet-rocker’s friends and colleagues remember a talent curtailed just as he planned to make an album “that would scare people”.

CHUCK BERRY No-one did more than he to mint the music and attitude that would define rock’n’roll. David Fricke on a pioneering genius; Keith Richards on “an amazing piece of work”.

CHRISTINE McVIE Fleetwood Mac’s “prodigal daughter” is back, and braced for The MOJO Interview. Lost on stage with Chicken Shack; “therapy” with Fleetwood Mac; the new songs and more.

AT THE DRIVE IN The splenetic Latino punkers look back on a history of spats, splits, label shenanigans and producer weird-outs. Somehow, they’re friends again. Or mostly

REVIEWED Paul Weller / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Otis Redding / Slowdive / Leftfield / Alice Coltrane / Sleaford Mods / The Sneetches / Mac DeMarco / Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy / Blondie / Perfume Genius / Jane Weaver / Endless Boogie / Gorillaz / Chastity Belt / Hawkwind / Oumou Sangaré

PLUS Jack White helps make an American Epic / Jane Birkin considers a career in nursing / Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli blows his own mind / Kasabian’s Serge hymns the life-changing power of Portishead / Ryuichi Sakamoto on Bach and Bowie / Nina Simone’s annus mirabilis / Loudon Wainwright III reassessed / Vinegar Joe: how Robert Palmer shafted Elkie Brooks (and pals) / and… Buggles’ Pop Babylon!

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