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Johnny Cash - Out Among The Stars

Spotlight: Johnny Cash – Out Among The Stars

by Ross Horton

‘Hello, I’m Johnny Cash…’ Archive releases, as a general rule, are marketed to ‘the fans’. But to try and pin down what it means to…



Track-By-Track: Ed Harcourt – Time Of Dust


Ed Harcourt follows his sixth album, 2013’s Back Into The Woods, into the New Year with a mini album of new material called Time Of...

Track-By-Track: Son Of Dave – Blues At The Grand


Excellent blues man Son Of Dave – aka Winnipeg-born, London-dwelling Benjamin Darvill – releases his new, fifth, album Blues At The Grand on 4th November – just...

Spotlight: Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium


Over the last couple of years in particular, there’s been an overwhelming wave of good music films that go beyond traditional concert footage. Shut Up...

Obituary: Lou Reed


Whilst he could be aggressive and adversarial, many of the bands he influenced and his friends spoke of him as a supportive, encouraging figure.

Spotlight: Morrissey – Autobiography


Morrissey‘s Autobiography was always going to attract attention. Yet the amount it received still surprised. That thought is one of a typical Morrissey fan. He belongs...

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Black Hearted Brother – Stars Are Our Home


Neil Halstead, solo artist with three albums to his name and founder member of Slowdive and Mojave 3, is now part of a new trio....

Spotlight: Tears For Fears – The Hurting


As Tears For Fears’ album The Hurting is wheeled out in 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition trim, Graeme Marsh looks back at a work that remains to...

Spotlight: Scott Walker – Scott: The Collection 1967-1970


Listening to the early solo career of Scott Walker with the benefit of hindsight, with full knowledge of the artist he has since become, presents...

Spotlight: Record Store Day 2013 – What’s On


Ahead of Record Store Day 2013 on 20 April, musicOMH’s live editor Helen Clarke takes a look at some of the special appearances scheduled for...

Spotlight: Record Store Day 2013 – Releases


Record Store Day, which this year falls on 20 April, gets bigger and bigger every year. This year it seems like just about everyone’s getting...

Spotlight: Dry The River on the HMV dilemma


Be you a clued-up music aficionado, suited and booted City trader, or just your average ‘5-CDs-a-year’ Joe, we imagine you’ll have heard quite a bit...

Spotlight: MTV Brand New For 2013


As far as ‘Ones to Watch’ lists go – MTV’s annual ‘Brand New’ line-up has good form. Previous years have seen them giving nods to...

Spotlight: Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights


A decade on, Interpol’s Turn On The Bright Lights is being re-released. Tim Lee feels old, then gets all misty eyed and remembers why he...

Spotlight: LCD Soundsystem – Shut Up And Play The Hits


Closure. It’s one of those very American words that’s snuck into the English lexicon of late. We all need closure, otherwise we’re doomed to hark...

Spotlight: Blur – 21


Call it a baby sonic boom. For the hordes of Blur megafans taking delivery this week of the mammoth retrospective 21 box set, it will...

One For Keeps: Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run


One For Keeps is a features series in which musicOMH writers wax lyrical on albums they’d just not be able to cope without. Tim Lee’s...

Obituary: Jon Lord


Many have tried but few have succeeded in bridging the gap between rock and classical music as well as Jon Lord, the Deep Purple keyboard...

Spotlight: Van Dyke Parks reissues – Song Cycle, Discover America and The Clang O...


There is a sense that Van Dyke Parks is only now getting full recognition for his contribution to pop music as a solo artist. As...

One For Keeps: Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral


One For Keeps is a features series in which musicOMH writers wax lyrical on albums they’d just not be able to cope without. Max Raymond...

Spotlight: Can – The Lost Tapes


We live in a world where far too many bands burble on about their love of Krautrock. The number of Oasis albums and Kasabian songs...