Five years since they split, R.E.M. take us back to the dawn of the ’90s to assess the impact of their landmark Out Of Time album and its aftermath, while our customary covermount CD celebrates the Golden Age of alternative rock with songs by Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, Pavement, Galaxie 500 and more. Also in the issue: Brian Wilson writes of the fear that haunted The Beach Boys’ greatest music; we tell the definitive inside story of Bowie’s last act – Lazarus; Roy Harper emerges from hell; Pink Floyd and Bob Dylan box sets come under the microscope; Metallica’s Lars Ulrich gets (back) on the couch; Syd Arthur psych out Paul Weller; Paul Simon contemplates the end; gay rock and more!
BOB DYLAN’s BLONDE ON BLONDE album is a landmark in music: the ultimate combination of rock’n’roll thrills and lyrical mysteries. 50 years since its inception, MOJO devotes 19 pages to its wonders, with all-new interviews with the men who made it, plus an in-depth look at Dylan’s brand new album, Fallen Angels. Meanwhile, our free CD is a specially commissioned tribute to Blonde On Blonde, with covers by contemporary stars including Phosphorescent, Ryley Walker and more. A LIMITED EDITION package, with the album on double ‘blonde’ vinyl and a Dylan art print, is also available. Drill down for a 10-page celebration of the music of PRINCE; the wild and tragic tale of The Associates; Sean Lennon in his own right; 122 Reviews – including Radiohead, Laura Mvula, Paul Simon and The Beach Boys; and finally… Fat White Family meet Lady Gaga!
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!