SuperDeluxeEdition / 2012 Highlights: Interviews

Although we enjoying reviewing reissues and box sets, we also love chatting to artists about their work. Here’s some of our highlights from this year:

Nik Kershaw / Human Racing 2CD Reissue / superdeluxeedition interviewWe chatted to Nik Kershaw back in March about the Human Racing reissue. He was very open and entertaining about those early days…

Nik Kershaw:it really wasn’t until I stood on stage on the first night of the tour that I found out who was buying my records (laughs). It was a hell of a shock, it really was!

Read the full interview here.

Stephen Street and MorrisseyStephen Street talked to us about his work on Morrissey‘s Viva Hate and was unable to hide his irritation at Mozza’s fiddling with the album, removing tracks and adding a demo.

Stephen Street: “I know he’s going to be upset over my comments about the reissue, but what can I do?”.

Read the full interview here.

We tried to persuade World Party‘s Karl Wallinger to release some ‘deluxe’ editions of his albums when we chatted to him in June, but he was having none of it…

Karl Wallinger: ” I don’t like it when you go to buy a CD and it’s got five other tracks at the end that are basically rubbish versions of other tracks on the album. I hate that.”

Read the full interview here.

Win a signed copy of Swing Out Sister's It's Better To TravelAlso in June, we took an entertaining trip down memory lane, with a modest Swing Out Sister as they remembered their debut album It’s Better To Travel.

Corinne Drewery: “We just didn’t know what we were doing…”

Read the full interview here.

Mark King Interview / Level 42 and Running In The FamilyFinally, Mark King reminisced about the commercial success of Level 42 in the mid-eighties and reflected on how ‘Boon’ Gould handled the pressure different to himself…

Mark King: “…he was really going through the wringer. So much so, that three months later he left the band!”

Read the full interview here.

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