Showing posts with label Mojo magazine. Show all posts
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Friday, March 4, 2022

Beatles Essentials Mag Coming from Mojo

You can order it here.


In the first of a brand-new series of deluxe bookazines, MOJO’s experts guide you through The Beatles’ essential albums, songs, films and books.

The Beatles are for many the greatest band of all time, the charismatic young musicians from Liverpool who changed the way music sounded in the 1960s and laid the foundations for the five decades of rock and pop music that have followed in their wake. But how best to navigate the maze of Fabs studio albums, rarities compilations, live recordings, mono and stereo mixes and deluxe remasters – not to mention the feature films, promo videos, documentaries and books?

        In the first of a brand-new series focusing on MOJO’s favourite artists, The Beatles Essentials tells you everything you need to know about the Fabs’ must-have music, movies and reading material. Of course, the 12 studio LPs they made between 1963 and 1970 – or 13 if you include the American album version of Magical Mystery Tour – have become a vital part of music and cultural history, but there are also many unfamiliar US variations of these records, together with exhaustive millennial anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper, The White Album, Abbey Road and Let It Be, featuring crucial extra discs of demo recordings and unheard mixes and outtakes.

       Then there are all the audio-visual Beatles delights. John, Paul, George and Ringo famously starred in their own feature films – A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Magical Mystery Tour and, in cartoon form, Yellow Submarine – but we also appraise their collection of promo films, their new Get Back docu-series and myriad other Fabs-related documentaries and biopics. Plus, we recommend the best Beatles books with which to line your reading shelves.

        Written by a team of expert MOJO writers – including Peter Doggett, Dave DiMartino, Paul Du Noyer, Mark Ellen, Pat Gilbert, David Fricke, John Harris, Patrick Humphries, Martin O’Gorman, Jon Savage, Charles Shaar Murray, Sylvie Simmons, Mat Snow, Neil Spencer, Richard Williams, Lois Wilson and more – and illustrated throughout its 132 pages with dozens of rare and iconic photographs, The Beatles Essentials is an indispensable purchase for all serious music fans.

Friday, September 17, 2021

November Mojo mag puts focus on Beatles' "Get Back"

The Fabs cover Mojo once again, and get their tunes covered on the CD that comes along with the magazine this November.


PAUL McCARTNEY, PETER JACKSON, Glyn Johns and Michael Lindsay-Hogg deliver the truth behind the legend of the Beatles’ notorious January 1969. Includes: the inside track on Jackson’s upcoming Get Back films and new angles on the Fabs’ Let It Be LP. Also this month: Charlie Watts – an in-depth tribute; Genesis – the comeback!; Patti Smith by Lenny Kaye; the secrets of The Meters’ voodoo funk; Screamadelica at 30. Plus: Tori Amos; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry; Steve Van Zandt; Endless Boogie; Joni Mitchell; Don Everly; Johnny Marr; Roger Taylor; Shane MacGowan; The War On Drugs; Shel Talmy; and everything you always wanted to know about Ethiopian pop but were afraid to ask.

THIS MONTH’S COVERMOUNT CD is Fab Gear: 15 hand-selected Beatles covers by artists including The Black Keys, Swamp Dogg, Jim James, Judy Collins, Richard Thompson, James Booker, Bettye Lavette, The 13th Floor Elevators and more!

PLUS: BEATLES ART PRINT! Purchasers of our bagged newsstand edition also get a posh art print, featuring a rare shot of the band at their Apple headquarters, recording Let It Be.


COVER STORY: THE BEATLES How the upcoming Get Back films, and a brand new audio package, will make you rethink Let It Be, the album and its context. With Paul McCartney, Peter Jackson, Glyn Johns, Michael Lindsay-Hogg and more.

CHARLIE WATTS R.I.P. In-depth tribute to the eternal gentleman who made the Stones roll. Plus: an intimate encounter and an exploration of Charlie’s greatest beats.

GENESIS Exclusive interviews with Mike, Tony and Phil. How they survived Peter Gabriel’s exit to become stadium stars. Why their latest tour is likely their last.

TORI AMOS From piano prodigy to subversive star to cultdom in Cornwall, she’s gone her own way: “Just because you can fill a slot, doesn’t mean that you should...”

THE METERS The New Orleans funk pioneers thrived on telepathy and fell out over business. Now lost music from their midst is a reminder of their bewitching genius.

PATTI SMITH Her irresistible rise, punk rock, Dylan and Hendrix, by bandmate Lenny Kaye. An extract from his new book about rock’s most incandescent flashpoints.

PRIMAL SCREAM Thirty years on, how Screamadelica got on one, turned ‘indie’ upside down... but exacted a high price. “It goes to show just how fragile we all are.”

ENDLESS BOOGIE The rock riff as atavistic prayer, as mastered by an über-record junkie and his pals. “It’s crude,” they tell David Fricke, “and very difficult to do.”

REVIEWED The War On Drugs / Joni Mitchell / My Morning Jacket / Circuit Des Yeux / Bob Dylan / Parquet Courts / Hawkwind / Nancy Sinatra / Howlin Rain / Brandi Carlile / Grateful Dead / Elvis Costello / Small Faces / Clinic / Billy Bragg / Shannon Lay / The Charlatans / Neil Young / Shane MacGowan / The Velvet Underground

PLUS Bye Bye Don Everly, Lee Scratch Perry, Nancy Griffith... / Stevie Van Zandt on why his new memoir is “like a detective novel” / Johnny Marr’s double album looms / Hand Habits and BadBadNotGood are on the rise / A catch-up with Queen’s Roger Taylor / In the studio with Big Thief / ’60s production legend Shel Talmy looks back, and forward / The Bug buzzes on Never Mind The Bollocks...

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

John Lennon covers the latest issue of Mojo magazine



COVER STORY: JOHN LENNON Forty years since Lennon’s murder, John Harris revisits a world in mourning, while Klaus Voormann, Earl Slick and MOJO’s writers remember the times and the ways his greatness changed the world: “He was unique. He was a fucking anomaly.”

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Upcoming issue of Mojo mag puts focus on the Beatles' "Rubber Soul"

The October 2020 issue of Britain's excellent Mojo magazine features a cover story on the Beatles' "first masterpiece," Rubber Soul. 


DRUGS, GAGS, SITARS, and the loos at Buckingham Palace: visit them all on our deep dive into Rubber Soul, The Beatles’ masterpiece that changed music and culture forever.
The Fabs’ first masterpiece said goodbye to Beatlemania, hello to drugs and weirdness. Paul Du Noyer, John Harris, Rob Sheffield and more celebrate a watershed for music and culture, 55 years on.
ALSO: Marvel at a rare chat with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, as the Rolling Stones relive the “hairy” creation of Goats Head Soup; get sucked into the byzantine machinations of Prince’s Sign ‘O’ The Times; be inspired by a fitting tribute to Peter Green and a revealing interview with James Taylor. Meanwhile, a new school of singer-songwriters is explored on our Covermount CD, with tracks by Waxahatchee, Blake Mills, Ren Harvieu, Bright Eyes and This Is The Kit, while two of its brightest stars – Sufjan Stevens and Phoebe Bridgers – explain themselves inside. Plus: Idles return; Ennio Morricone is saluted; The Fall reach their peak; Dan Penn; Michael Rother; Joachim Cooder; Bill Callahan, Afel Bocoum; the birth of Glastonbury, and… Penetration!

Friday, August 17, 2018

Paul featured in new Mojo magazine

Is it just me or is there something on about Macca's mouth in this pic?

Anyway, here's what Mojo has to say about its new cover story:

PAUL MCCARTNEY OPENS UP about the doubts and fears that fed into songs on his latest album, Egypt Station.

“Sometimes in your life, you’re not a god on Olympus,” he tells Keith Cameron in the new MOJO magazine, in UK shops from Monday, August 21. “You’re a real person walking round the streets. I’m a grandfather, a father, a husband, and in that package there’s no guarantee that every minute’s gonna go right. In fact, quite the opposite.”

Not known as a confessional songsmith, the Beatle talks about his writing as “a therapy session”, citing the Let It Be album’s The Long And Winding Road as a song underestimated for its emotional heft.

In an in-depth interview he delves into the making of his new album and tackles many other topics besides – including reflections on his cannabis-wreathed past. He even reveals a recurring dream where he’s on stage with the Beatles and everything’s going wrong…

“We’re playing a dreadful gig somewhere and the audience are walking out. That happens a lot. But I get to meet John, and George. So that’s kinda good.”

And in an intimate portfolio of shots by his daughter Mary, MOJO readers are afforded an unprecedented glimpse off-duty Macca – captured at the ‘Magic Piano’ on which he wrote Fixing A Hole, posing in front of Beatles wallpaper and in the middle of a yoga move.

If you dig the Beatles, and/or you’re interested in Paul McCartney (“one of the greatest melodists who ever lived,” as Harold Goodall claims elsewhere in the feature) it’s a must-read.

Moreover: our covermount CD is a Macca-inspired collection of Liverpudlian pop and rock, including classic tracks by Deaf School, The Coral, OMD, The La’s and The Liverpool Scene.