Cosmic, angry, soulful, spiritual, political – twelve great soul music album covers

As a music lover and into the visual arts, record sleeves have always been something I’ve taken a lot of interest in. I love classic soul music, and what I like about the way these are packaged, is that in a huge variety

David Bowie is

Thanks to some lovely friends who couldn’t go and kindly passed their tickets to us, we finally got to see David Bowie is, the exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. It’s an outstanding work, essentially about the relationship Bowie has had with popular culture – both feeding from it, and in

Back in early December, the Tate Gallery’s website crashed due to huge demand placed on it by music fans trying to get tickets to the Kraftwerk shows to be held in the Turbine Hall – 8 shows on consecutive nights, each focusing on a different album from their history. With only

Gil Scott-Heron

I’ve long been a fan of the late Gil Scott-Heron, and on my last birthday was lucky to receive this book from my friend Nick. It’s a memoir, both of his upbringing as a black child in the Deep South of the 1950s, and of his musical career – and uses Stevie