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A daunting prospect… Will Folsom

Vinyl fetishism and exhaustion on Record Store Day

Another April, another Record Store Day. Not sound familiar? This is the one day that, as its website joyfully proclaims: All of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate…
Burt Bacharach. Yui Mok/PA

It’s time to embrace the ageing pop star

When it was announced recently that Burt Bacharach would be headlining this year’s Wilderness Festival, The Guardian were quick to point out the age of the veteran composer turned performer: The 85-year-old…