HERALDING THEIR FEVERISHLY anticipated homecoming shows, MOJO embraces all of Fleetwood Mac’s stellar phases, celebrating their 50 Greatest Songs while interrogating Mick and Christine about their latest incarnation, and why Lindsey had to go. A 15-track covermount CD mines priceless nuggets of Detroit soul – including The Temptations, The Miracles and Jackie Wilson – while inside the mag we relive the hard-scrabble birth of the storied Motown label. Plus! The oral history of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures; Status Quo’s Francis Rossi ’fesses up; a tribute to Talk Talk’s hermit genius, Mark Hollis; the explosion of new British jazz; and an introduction to the extraordinary kiwi singer-songwriter Aldous Harding. And! We run the rule over unmissable new releases by Marvin Gaye, Fat White Family, David Bowie, JJ Cale, Weyes Blood, Lee Fields, Chris Forsyth and zillions more.
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COVER STORY: FLEETWOOD MAC The 50 Greatest Songs from every incarnation of The Band That Refused To Die, from heart-rending blues to solid gold pop. Plus: their latest unbelievable chapter told with exclusive new interviews. “It was a really bad time,” admits Christine McVie.
COVERMOUNT CD: MOTOR CITY SOUL Detroit soul and R&B nuggets from The Temptations, The Miracles, Jackie Wilson, The Isley Brothers, The Contours, Marv Johnson and more.
MOTOWN Launched 60 years ago on a wing, a prayer and a loan from his family repayable at six per cent, success for Berry Gordy’s soul startup was no shoo-in, writes Adam White.
JOY DIVISION An Eyewitness Special on the making of Unknown Pleasures, extracted from Jon Savage’s five-star oral history. Plus: Stephen Morris with news of his memoir.
FRANCIS ROSSI Status Quo’s eccentric boogie burgher on flying in the face of fashion, his poor old hooter, and life without Rick. “The show has to go on,” he tells Mark Blake.
UK JAZZ EXPLOSION Something is stirring in the empty warehouses of east London: the most exciting generation of UK jazz musicians in decades. MOJO profiles its air-movers and rump-shakers.
ALDOUS HARDING The oddball kiwi singer-songwriter comes of age on her brilliant new album. Now will people stop doubting her motives? “People say things like, ‘It’s a gimmick’!”
REVIEWED Fat White Family / JJ Cale / Weyes Blood / Marvin Gaye / Kevin Morby / The Chemical Brothers / David Bowie / George Faith / Edwyn Collins / T Bone Burnett / Matthew Herbert / Chris Forsyth / Ibibio Sound Machine / Lee Fields / Craig Finn / Glen Hansard
PLUS Farewell, Mark Hollis / Frank Zappa goes 3D / Faye Webster reboots country soul / Steve Hillage gets busy / How To Buy Serge Gainsbourg / Low and Casey Musgraves hit the stage / Billy Bragg remembers Riff Raff / Punk face Jordan’s hair-raising Self Portrait / All Back To Yngwie Malmsteen’s!