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Issue 104

October 1992

Now’s The time
All the unusual news/dates, plus JVC Northsea Festival

Mike Westbrook Pt 2
Brian Morton unloads the canon

New Directions From London
Our cassette guide to the capital’s hottest music

John Cage
The Great Man silent? Mark Sinker and James Nye don’t think so. All Futures and Pasts begin here

Brian Eno
The Ambient One talks culture with Mark Sinker

Gerry Mulligan
Kenny Mathieson cools out with the baritone master

Ancient Music
Brian Morton talks to Radio 3’s Graham Dixon about yesterday’s sounds today

Great Lost Recordings
Greil Marcus examines Bob Dylan’s “Blind Willie McTell”

WOMAD/Real World
Jonathan Romney drops in on their recent sessions

Future Pop
David Quantick wonders what’s next

The Charts
Some points of order in a chaotic world

Invisible Jukebox
Kenny Mathieson tests Humphrey Lyttelton and Acker Bilk

Bob Marley
Timothy White’s legendary 1975 interview

Plastic proposes; the reviewer disposes

The Wire Index
Our history A-Z can now be yours

John Cage
The world pays tribute