Phil Collins is entering an age of critical reappraisal. Name-checked by contemporary stars like Kanye West, Collins’ autobiography Not Dead Yet arrives as he announces a return to the stage and releases a new career-spanning hits collection.
It might not have matched Rumours for sales, but Mirage and its fascinating album sketches combine for a swooning, storming wonder.
Legendary guitarist, Jeff Beck, dares to press reset on expectations
Crossroads Revisited: Selections From The Crossroads Guitar Festivals finds blues god Eric Clapton curating his own impossible festival bill
Backed by discreet production that allows these timeless tunes suitable breathing space, this labour of love sees Lauper’s true colours shining through.
Average joes by day, synth heroes by night, The Cars’ canon will continue to influence music for generations to come.
Collins’ roll-out of deluxe editions of his catalogue has put the music itself back in the spotlight, with his third release No Jacket Required an astute mix of swagger and emotion.
Pharoah Sanders came to town to play and was introduced as Jazz Royalty, which, truly, he is, even if he is now more a king than the joker he once