The Wire

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Issue 88

June 1991

Now's The Time
News, Marc Cohn, Andy Hamilton

New York, New York
Manhattan clubbing by Howard Mandel

Invisible Jukebox
Mark Springer takes the ear test!

Chris Parker in the reel world

Abdullah Ibrahim
Back to Africa, via Brian Priestley

HMV Competition
Win 50 jazz and blues CDs!

Hard Wire
Tom Corbin meets a prehistoric Walkman

Michael Jackson
He's bad, but is he great? Richard Cook thinks so

Popular singers and novel jazz

John Coltrane
Steve Lake takes the last blow of our CD survey

Mozart on CD
Graham Lock presents the Wire guide to budget genius

David Byrne
From The Forest to buildings on fire, with Mark Sinker

Elvis Costello
Barney Hoskyns meets The Beloved Entertainer

Our bigger, better reviews section - music all ways from Adams to Zappa

Teldec Competition
Win 42 Mozart CDs