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“I Can Hear Music” – Hot Space

Hot Stats Release date: 21 May 1982 UK chart peak: #4 Running time: 43:29 Singles: Under Pressure (#1), Body Language (#25), Las Palabras de Amor (#17), Calling All Girls, Staying Power, Back Chat (#40) Though it’s often looked back on unfavourably, Hot Space still managed to reach the top 10 in most territories across the […]

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Sixty-Seven

“The people you work with are just people you were thrown together with. Y’know, you don’t know them, it wasn’t your choice. And yet you spend more time with them than you do your friends or your family – but probably all you’ve got in common is the fact that you walk round on the […]

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Shake The City

“Equality isn’t a moment!” Shake The City tells the forgotten story of the Leeds clothworkers strike of 1970, as four women band together in their own makeshift Women’s Liberation Movement in Harehills. Equal pay is a concept that people struggle with today, so you can imagine the hostility with which these perfectly reasonable demands were […]

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Henry VI: Wars of the Roses

Running in rep alongside Henry VI: Rebellion (a.k.a. Henry VI, part two), the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre is also currently home to Henry VI, part three. As with the previous part, this third play in Shakespeare’s first Henriad has been renamed – going under the title Henry VI: Wars of the Roses. It picks […]

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Henry VI: Rebellion

Following a successful open dress rehearsal project developing Henry VI, part one, the Royal Shakespeare Company is now mounting full productions of Henry VI, part two and Henry VI, part three in its Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Rather than sticking to the traditional numerical names, this second part of Shakespeare’s first Henriad has been renamed Henry VI: […]

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#MindTheBand 2022: round-up

Continuing the tradition of rounding things up in a belated fashion… I’m finally drawing a line under this year’s #MindTheBand! I’m still keeping everything crossed that they might decide to mark the 25th anniversary of Word Gets Around in concert fashion, but I’m well aware that this is quite unlikely; Stereophonics are well booked up over […]

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#MindTheBand: “I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio” – Scream Above the Sounds

Performance (& Cocktails)Release date: 27 October 2017UK chart peak: #2Running time: 46:29Singles: All In One Night, Caught by the Wind Scream Above the Sounds had a mixed response from critics, but was still a hit with fans. It had a varied international performance, reaching the top ten in three other countries: Ireland (#9), New Zealand […]

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#MindTheBand: “I Wouldn’t Believe Your Radio” – Word Gets Around

Performance (& Cocktails)Release date: 25 August 1997UK chart peak: #6Running time: 42:02Singles: Looks Like Chaplin, Local Boy in the Photograph (original release – #51, re-issue – #14), More Life in a Tramp’s Vest (#33), A Thousand Trees (#22), Traffic (#20) Though Word Gets Around ended up performing incredibly well in the UK, eventually going 3x […]

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