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Our passion for physical music in Vinyl and CD formats is at the heart of everything we do, providing you with independent and honest reviews that cover the world of the latest releases, timeless reissues, and classic albums.

At Now Spinning Magazine, we celebrate the tangible connection that physical music brings, understanding that the tactile feel of CDs and vinyl, along with the immersive experience of box sets, not only enhances your listening experience but also brings you closer to the artist’s vision. Our in depth video reviews cover a wide spectrum of genres, from Rock, Metal, Prog, and Soul to Pop, Jazz, Folk, and Classical music, ensuring that no matter your taste, you’ll find content that resonates with you.

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Latest Reviews & Features

SNAFU: The Complete Anthology of 70s British Rock Legends | Box Set Review

SNAFU: The Complete Anthology Box Set Review

SNAFU: The Complete Anthology of 70s British Rock Legends | Box Set Review This collection, titled It Ain't Easy:...

The Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid (Super Deluxe Box Set) Unboxing

The Alan Parsons Project – Pyramid (Super Deluxe Box Set) Unboxing

Unboxing the Alan Parsons Project: Super Deluxe Edition of "Pyramid" I am very happy to share my personal journey...

Unboxing and Reviewing the John Entwistle Ox Box Set: A Journey Through the Solo Works of The Who’s Legendary Bassist

John Entwistle: The Ox Box Set (6CD) Unboxing Review

Unboxing and Reviewing the John Entwistle Ox Box Set: A Journey Through the Solo Works of The Who’s Legendary...

AC/DC Powerage: My First Listen in 1978 and Why It's Still the Best AC/DC Album for me

AC/DC Powerage: My First Listen in 1978

AC/DC Powerage: My First Listen in 1978 and Why It's Still the Best AC/DC Album for me As part...

Nick Simper Warhorse Complete Recordings (1970-1972) 2CD

Nick Simper Warhorse Complete Recordings (1970-1972) 2CD

Deep Purple Connections: Nick Simper Warhorse Complete Recordings (1970-1972) | 2CD Remastered Set This set holds a special place...

Horslips: More Than You Chew 33CD / 2DVD Super Deluxe Box Set Review

Horslips: More Than You Chew 33CD / 2DVD Super Deluxe Box Set Review

This is a colossal box set from Madfish Records: Horslips: More Than You Chew. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of...

Waysted: Won’t Get Out Alive 4CD Box Set Review

Waysted: Won’t Get Out Alive 4CD Box Set Review

Waysted: Won’t Get Out Alive 4CD Box Set Review This Box Set covers the period from 1983 to 1986....

Wheel: Charismatic Leaders - Finnish Progressive Heavy Metal | Album Review

Wheel: Charismatic Leaders – Finnish Progressive Heavy Metal | Album Review

Formed in 2015 in Helsinki, Finland, Wheel are a progressive metal band that has quickly risen from local underdogs...

Unboxing Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965: A 4LP Box Set

Unboxing Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story 1959-1965: A 4LP Box Set

Unboxing Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965: A 4LP Box Set Tribute "SAR Records Story 1959-1965," is a tribute...

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Rory Gallagher's Legendary BBC Performances: 18CD / 2 Bluray Set

Rory Gallagher’s Legendary BBC Performances: 18CD / 2 Bluray Set

Rory Gallagher's Legendary BBC Performances: A Definitive Collection Release Date: October 11, 2024 Pre-order Now Available Fans of the...

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe - 50th Anniversary Box Set

Frank Zappa – Apostrophe – 50th Anniversary Box Set

New Release: Celebrating 50 Years of Frank Zappa's Landmark Album "Apostrophe (')" On September 13th, 2024, Zappa Records/UMe will...

Faces At The BBC — Complete BBC Concert & Session Recordings 1970-1973

Faces At The BBC — Complete BBC Concert & Session Recordings 1970-1973

New Release: Faces At The BBC — Complete Concert & Session Recordings (1970-1973) On September 6th, 2024,  the "Faces...

Steve Howe Solo Album Guitarscape Due 27th September 2024

Steve Howe Solo Album Guitarscape Due 27th September 2024

Steve Howe's "Guitarscape" - A Masterclass in Guitar Innovation Legendary guitarist Steve Howe is set to release his new...

Vinyl Records Surge and the CD Makes an Unexpected Comeback" Physical Music Sales on the Rise for the First Time in Two Decades

Physical Music Sales Rise in 2024 as the CD Joins The Vinyl Revival

Vinyl Records Surge and the CD Makes an Unexpected Comeback" Physical Music Sales on the Rise for the First...

Wishbone Ash 'No Easy Road' Photo Book & CD 6th September

Wishbone Ash ‘No Easy Road’ Photo Book & CD 6th September

Exploring the Legendary Wishbone Ash: A New Photo Book by Madfish Here at Now Spinning Magazine, we've had the...

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