FREE CD! LET IT BE REVISITED: The Beatles’ final album from 1970 re-interpreted exclusively for MOJO by Beth Orton, Phosphorescent, Judy Collins, Wilko Johnson, Pete Molinari, The Amorphous Androgynous, The Besnard Lakes, John Grant, The Jim Jones Revue and more. PAUL McCARTNEY: Follow that! What to do after The Beatles? For Paul McCartney it meant boozing, battling, then rebuilding and rediscovery in the playful freedom of Wings and the arms of Linda. “I survived,” he tells Tom Doyle.
THE BEATLES: 1970 and all that. As part of MOJO’s 23-page Beatles and McCartney Special, Jon Savage puts Let It Beunder the microscope and Mark Paytress returns to the corridors of Apple Corps.
BOB MARLEY: A stunning picture portfolio of the reggae legend Kim Gottlieb-Walker.
BRIAN WILSON: The West Coast harmonist had his world changed by the music of George Gershwin. Now he’s paying tribute to the giant of American music.
HERBIE HANCOCK: He could have been an engineer, or a postman. Instead he became a jazz legend, a 22-year-old piano prodigy who repeatedly revolutionised the genre.
THE JIM JONES REVUE: The Frankenstein’s monster of turbo-charged gangster rock’n’roll open up.
SHERYL CROW: What is soul? The much-garlanded singer-songwriter finds inspiration in Otis, Aretha, Sly and Curtis.
33 PAGES OF REVIEWS! INCLUDING… Eric Clapton / Grinderman / Black Mountain / Toots And The Maytals / Mavis Staples / Manic Street Preachers / Mark Ronson And The Business Intl / Roots Manuva / Edwyn Collins / Smoke Fairies / Swans / David Bowie / Lee Hazlewood / Chet Baker / Smokey Robinson / PiL and many, many more!
PLUS! Hendrix: rare picture archive unearthed / Barney Bubbles exhibition launches / Arcade Fire Live / Viv Stanshell’s Stinkfoot / Duane Eddy returns / in the studio with the Zombies / Soloman Burke’s Self Portrait / 30 years of Gaz’s Rockin Blues / Introducing C.W. Stoneking / The Pop Group are back
AND FINALLY… which electro pioneer told MOJO this month that “we were all smoking drugs”?