Issue 15 of Long Live Vinyl is now on sale! In this issue, we salute the once mighty 45. Our cover feature profiles 45 7-inch singles that shaped popular music history – from Be My Baby to Pump Up The Volume, and Good Vibrations to Smells Like Teen Spirit, we round up the essential 7s no collector should be without, as well as revealing the UK’s most valuable and most collected 45s. It’s a fitting tribute to the diminutive format. And with our special subscription offer, you can get a free Long Live Vinyl record bag when you sign up for a year for just £50.

Long Live Vinyl issue 15 now on sale
Elsewhere this issue, in our packed interviews section Beach House, Parquet Courts and Gaz Coombes tell us about their excellent new albums, and we meet the three friends who started a label with £1,000 squirrelled away from a student loan. Today, Transgressive boasts a roster including the likes of Foals, Graham Coxon, Alvvays, Young Knives, Let’s Eat Grandma, Marika Hackman and many others. We send obsessive record collector Mark Elliott cratedigging at the greatest show on earth – Utrecht’s Mega Record & CD Fair – and catch up with Brian Cannon, the man who designed so many iconic 90s indie record sleeves, including Oasis’ Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? and The Verve’s Storm In Heaven and Urban Hymns.

You’ll find an exclusive book extract from Garth Cartwright’s ode to UK record shops – Going For A Song; our Classic Album is Nick Cave’s brooding masterpiece Murder Ballads; we round up 40 Essential The Clash classics to add to your collection, plus you’ll find the most comprehensive range of new album, reissue, turntable and accessory reviews anywhere on the newsstand.

Long Live Vinyl is THE magazine for vinyl lovers. Pick up your copy today from WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, HMV, Easons and independent newsagents and record shops. Alternatively, get your copy delivered direct to your door or subscribe online and get your free Long Live Vinyl record bag.

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