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Kieron Tyler

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Kieron Tyler contributes to MOJO. His writing has also appeared in Q, The Guardian, The Independent, Billboard and Music Week. He consults for major and independent labels on catalogue reissues. He is also the editor of theartsdesk's Reissue CDs Weekly. kieron.tyler@theartsdesk.com

Articles by Kieron Tyler

Reissue CDs Weekly: Millions Like Us

 Various Artists: Millions Like Us - The Story of the Mod Revival 1977–1989A “testosterone-fuelled youth movement” is how the opening paragraph of the introductory essay of this box set tags the...

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Kon-Tiki

Nothing proves a theory better than practice, and this is exactly what Norwegian adventurer-archaeologist-ethnographer Thor Heyerdahl did in 1947 when he and five companions sailed a raft from Peru...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: The Czars

The Czars: Best ofQueen of Denmark, John Grant’s first solo album, seemed to arrive from nowhere in 2010. Here was a singer-songwriter with a unique voice evoking disparate wellsprings Eric Carmen,...

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DVD: The Adventures of Antoine Doinel - Five Films by François Truffaut

François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows is a classic. Not only is it one of cinema's best films and a foundation of French New Wave, it also affectingly and rivetingly depicts an anomie-filled childhood....

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Reissue CDs Weekly: 2014 Revisited

With just over two weeks to Christmas, thoughts might be turning to which of the deluge of 2014’s reissues might be suitable as a gift, worth putting on your own wish-list for Santa or even merit...

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DVD: The Possibilities are Endless

The subject of The Possibilities are Endless does not appear until 24 minutes into the film. When Edwyn Collins is manifested, it is as a silhouette, as spectral as he is tangible. Collins is...

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Ian McLagan, 1945-2014

The news that keyboard player Ian McLagan had died of a stroke at 2:39pm today at a hospital in his adopted home of Austin, Texas is tremendously sad. McLagan outlived his former Small Faces...

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School of Babel

“God isn’t in this class, we’ll leave God outside.” Although teacher Brigitte Cervoni declares that matters of religion are not appropriate for her class of non-French children learning the language...

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CD: Dale Cooper Quartet & the Dictaphones + (((witxes))) – Split

Over its 20 minutes, "Le Strategie Saint-Frusquin" colours its dark, funeral declaration with the insistent rhythm of an elephant dragging itself from a tar pit, textures from distorted guitar and...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Native North America

 Various Artists: Native North America (Vol. 1) – Aboriginal Folk, Rock and Country 1966–1985America’s music could be jazz, gospel, blues or rock ’n’ roll. Or all of them. Each has black roots....

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Sci-Fi Week: Space Rock

In 1971, the British rock group UFO released their second album. Titled One Hour Space Rock, its cover bore the subtitle Flying and, yes, images of UFOs in the form of flying saucers and a bald,...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Jon Hassell / Brian Eno

Jon Hassell / Brian Eno: Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible MusicsIts opening is exotic. The music shimmers like heat haze and incorporates a sing-song instrument which might be a treated trumpet, or a...

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theartsdesk in Reykjavík: Iceland Airwaves 2014

A slim 69-year-old man in a rumpled sports jacket looking like a gone-to-seed history lecturer with the colour-clash dress sense of Michael Portillo is gripping a microphone so hard it’s a wonder it...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground Super Deluxe EditionMGM, The Velvet Underground’s label, didn’t have a clue how to promote the band’s third album. The press kit accompanying its March...

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DVD: The Day the Earth Caught Fire

The world is getting hotter. Unbearably so. Along Fleet Street, the centre of British newspaper production, on-the-skids, drink-sodden Daily Express reporter Peter Stenning (a square-jawed Edward...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Cyril Davies, Girls With Guitars

The Cyril Davies' All-Stars: Radio Sounds of Cyril Davies Various Artists: Girls With GuitarsAn escalating side effect of the current vogue for vinyl is that some reissues are being released only in...

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Album of the Year: Jason Moran - All Rise: A Joyful Elegy fo...

A brilliant recasting of the Harlem stride master's music

Reissue CDs Weekly: Millions Like Us

Thought-provoking box-set resuscitation of the mod revival

Madness, O2 Arena

The old hits still dazzle, but fresh infusions of insanity are needed

Widowers' Houses, Orange Tree Theatre

A timely revival of a timeless satire

theartsdesk at the Dubai International Film Festival

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DVD: The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

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Classical CDs Weekly: Jean Barraqué, Haydn, Mozart, Michael...

French modernism, classical piano concertos and a delectable collection of...

Serial Finale: Cul-de-Sacs and Curveballs

The gripping podcast ended on an inconclusive note, but the human drama was...

Big Eyes

Tim Burton's latest leaves you, well, wide-eyed