Welcome To Now Spinning

This is a website that celebrates music in all it’s physical forms. 

Here you will find reviews of classic albums, box sets, discover rare releases and get recommendations on which CD remasters or vinyl editions you might like in your collection..

Many of our reviews are in video form so you can see the actual vinyl albums and CDs being discussed. Our visitors love this as you get a look inside the box sets to see the extras included.  Where we can we also include memorabilia and the stories behind the album and what was going on at the time the album was released.

If you want us to feature or review a specific album / Box Set just get in touchPhil Aston 

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Judas Priest - Defenders of The Faith

Judas Priest Defenders Of The Faith (3CD) Review

Heavy metal pioneers Judas Priest are one of England’s leading exponents of heavy metal and have influenced many, since…

Have I Seen the Beatles Live?

Just before Christmas I went to see Paul McCartney in concert. It was a great concert he played Beatles…

UFO Lights Out Side Two Vinyl

Looking Back at UFO’s Light Out Album

UFO : Lights Out : 1977 UK Vinyl Edition Chrysalis Records 1977 Alone Again Or / Electric Phase 7″ Vinyl Single CD…

The Who Maximum As & Bs Boxset Review

I was asked at the weekend if I’d do a review of The Who A & Bs box set…

April Wine Classic Album Set (6CD box)

Think of Canadian rock bands and Rush probably spring to mind, as would Steppenwolf and Triumph. All fantastic bands….

Black Sabbath: Technical Ecstasy: 1976 – Video Review

Black Sabbath: Technical Ecstasy: 1976 Does this album deserve the bad press it gets? A Video Appraisal -: Duration 5.5mins I’ve recently…

Dear HMV Administrators – An Open Letter to the Owners of HMV

What started out as a discussion in the private Facebook group “Now Spinning” I have turned into a blog….

The Doors: Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine: 1972 (Video Review)

Video Review (9 mins) The best ‘Doors’ compilation ever and one that did not get a CD release until 2015. This…

Deep Purple: Listen Learn Read On: 2002 – Video Review

Deep Purple 6CD Box Set (now out of print) (Video Review 10mins) The intro music is by ‘The Government’ featuring…

Metallica – Ride The Lightning

Star Date : Sometime in 1984 In 1984 Rock and Metal were huge (the hair was just starting to get…

How It All Began

Music started to filter into my life in the very late 60s. The time I was about 10 it…

Pink Fairies : What A bunch of Sweeties : Video Review

What a Bunch Of Sweeties: 1972 Video Review (5 Mins) Another example of the Alan Freeman Show introducing me to music…