Acoustic Presents… Playlist: Introducing your new monthly music appreciation supplement, launching February 12, given to Acoustic readers free-of-charge
Acoustic Presents… Playlist is your new monthly music appreciation supplement, given away free-of-charge with each issue of Acoustic magazine. Dishing up the latest album reviews, new music, and classic artist features, Acoustic Presents… Playlist is an educator, an archive and a trusted source of musical distinction. Its audience relies on an independent and authoritative voice to represent the best new music, music that is timeless, and for trusted album reviews.
Acoustic Presents… Playlist features five pages of album reviews, three pages of new music interviews, monthly gig listings, and eight pages of classic artist content from Fleetwood Mac to Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan to Leonard Cohen – and beyond. For the ultimate immersive experience for the music lover, cutting edge content teamed up with classic retrospective insights, Acoustic Presents… Playlist digs deeper than just music appreciation – it provides a backdrop to luxuriate in with quality being the constant.
With an eclectic range of tastes catered for (everything from country, roots, Americana, folk, blues, singer-songwriter, world), this is a supplement squarely aimed at those obsessed with music. Acoustic Presents… Playlist helps readers choose what music to buy, what records and artists to revisit, and celebrates music that will stand the test of time, choosing excellence over popularity. For us, and our readers, it’s the quality that counts and that is why Acoustic Presents… Playlist will be packed with the best music features.
In the first issue of Acoustic Presents… Playlist, included with Acoustic issue 102 March, we take a look back at Fleetwood Mac’s seminal album Rumours ahead of their world tour and headline appearance at the 2015 Isle of Wight Festival.
‘With Rumours, it is that in-built sense of naked emotion that runs through the entire record that reaches out to generations of music fans. It’s that timeless feel for love and loss that makes Rumours one of the greatest albums about romance and loneliness that has ever been made. Its success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon.’
We also take a look back at the career of one of the world’s greatest guitar players, Eric Clapton. 2015 marks his 70th birthday, so to honour that, he’s playing seven nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
‘I spent all of my mid to late teens and early twenties studying the music; studying the geography of it, the chronology of it. The roots, the different regional influences and how everybody inter-related and how long people lived and how quickly they learnt things and how many songs they had of their own and what songs were shared around… I mean I was just into it, you know? I was learning to play it as well and trying to figure out how to apply it to my life. I don’t think I took it that seriously, because when we’re young we don’t; it was only when other people showed an interest that I realised that I could make a living out of it,’ says Clapton.
Also in the March edition of Acoustic Presents… Playlist, there’s the latest new albums from Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Jack Savoretti, Bella Hardy and more reviewed, our suggestions for new music, and Andy McKee tells us about the albums that changed his life.
The first edition of Acoustic Presents… Playlist will launch with the March edition of Acoustic magazine, hitting the newsstands on February 12. Acoustic Presents… Playlist will also be available with Acoustic magazine via Virtual Newsagent and the App Store.