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CULT ’60s: Van Morrison – ‘Astral Weeks’

One of the most enigmatic and unknowable albums in the pantheon of rock and pop, Van Morrison’s incredible ‘Astral Weeks’ turns 50 years old.

PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Trojan Records

A very brief introduction to Trojan Records, to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

CULT ’60s: The Zombies – ‘Odessey And Oracle’

One of the most sublime works of English psychedelia, The Zombies’ ‘Odessey And Oracle’ has deservedly become a cult masterpiece in the 50 years since its release.

CULT ’60s: The Velvet Underground – ‘White Light/White Heat’

‘White Light/White Heat’ may have been made without Andy Warhol and Nico, but contains six tracks of raw, ugly but compelling garage-rock. Sadly, it would be the last album by the classic Velvet Underground line-up.

CLASSIC ’60s: The Beatles – ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

A double EP in Britain and a full album in the States, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ is an interesting curio in The Beatles’ catalogue, and a full-stop to a brilliant 1967.

CULT ’60s: Love – ‘Forever Changes’

A macabre masterpiece that expanded the palette of acid rock and presaged the death of Sixties idealism, ‘Forever Changes’ remains incredibly powerful 50 years on.

CLASSIC ’60s: Cream – ‘Disraeli Gears’

One of the best psychedelic albums of 1967, ‘Disraeli Gears’ saw the short-lived hard-rock/blues supergroup Cream at the peak of their powers.

CULT ’60s: Nico – ‘Chelsea Girl’

A cult classic that’s influenced generations of female artists, Nico’s debut album ‘Chelsea Girl’ is as compelling and vital in 2017 as it was fifty years ago.

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