"Discover, Collect, Spin at Now Spinning Magazine - For All Collectors of Physical Music

‘Celebrating music in all its physical forms’

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.

“Visiting Now Spinning Magazine is like visiting your favourite record shop and bumping into your pals”. Jim Wood 

“Now Spinning has the atmosphere of those halcyon days of my youth when we would meet up at a friend’s house with an armful of LPs to listen to and discuss into the early hours of the morning”. Bill Wallace

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Latest Reviews & Features

Dickey Betts Tribute - 1943 - 2024 The Allman Brothers & Great Southern

Dickey Betts Tribute – 1943 – 2024 The Allman Brothers & Great Southern

Remembering Dickey Betts: A Giant in the World of Southern Rock We recently received the sad news that Dickey...

Average White Band A 50th Anniversary Celebration - Box Set Review

Average White Band A 50th Anniversary Celebration – Box Set Review

Celebrating Five Decades of Funk: The Average White Band 50th Anniversary Collection This year marks a significant milestone in...

Black Francis: 07 - 11 Deluxe Edition Box Set - Unboxing and Review

Black Francis: 07 – 11 Deluxe Edition Box Set – Unboxing and Review

Black Francis: 07 - 11 - Deluxe Edition - Box Set Review In the vast expanse of rock music,...

David Hepworth : Deep 70s - Part Two - The 4CD Box Set Review - This is the One to get!

David Hepworth : Deep 70s – The 4CD Box Set Review – This is the One to get!

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of the 1970s with "Deep 70s: Underrated Cuts from a Misunderstood Decade" The 1970s, often...

Big Big Train - The Likes of Us - Album Review

Big Big Train – The Likes of Us – Album Review

Album Review: "The Likes of Us" by Big Big Train In the latest chapter of their storied career, Big...

The Who Live Winterland 1968 and 1976 : Teenage Wasteland : Edoardo Genzolini : Book Review

The Who Live Winterland 1968 and 1976 : Teenage Wasteland : Edoardo Genzolini : Book Review

Teenage Wasteland: A Journey Through The Who's Iconic Live Performances In the pantheon of rock and roll, few bands...

Motörhead : The Lost Tapes : 8CD Box Set - review

Motörhead : The Lost Tapes : 8CD Box Set : Unboxing Review

Unleashing the Thunder: Motörhead's "The Lost Tapes" 8CD Box Set In the realm of rock and roll, few names...

D'Virgilio, Morse & Jennings : Sophomore - Vinyl Album Review

D’Virgilio, Morse & Jennings : Sophomore – Album Review

The musical collaboration of D'Virgilio, Morse, and Jennings has delivered another sonic masterpiece with their sophomore album, enticingly titled...

ortishead : Roseland NYC Live : 25th Anniversary Edition - Red Vinyl Review

Portishead : Roseland NYC Live : 25th Anniversary Edition – Red Vinyl Review

In the sprawling landscape of '90s music, few albums have etched as deep and enduring an impact as Portishead's...

Music Biz Chat & Release News

CD Revival Starts as Music Shops & Labels See New Interest

CD Revival Starts as Music Shops & Labels See New Interest

Vinyl and CD Sales: A Snapshot of the Physical Music Market in Early 2024 As we progress through 2024,...

Psychotic Waltz – Announce Back Catalogue Re-issues

Psychotic Waltz – Announce Back Catalogue Re-issues

After releasing their 5th studio album “The God-Shaped Void” in 2020 via InsideOutMusic, US Progressive Metal band PSYCHOTIC WALTZ...

YES : Talk - the 1994 Album Get's The Deluxe Treatment

YES : Talk – the 1994 Album Get’s The Deluxe Treatment

Celebrating 30 Years of YES's "Talk": A Pioneering Journey in Progressive Rock On May 24, 2024,"Talk." originally released in...

Oliver Wakeman New Album “Anam Cara” Due May 17, 2024

Oliver Wakeman New Album “Anam Cara” Due May 17, 2024

Oliver Wakeman Unveils "Anam Cara": A Journey Through Celtic Rock and Progressive Soundscapes Oliver Wakeman, the award-winning keyboard virtuoso...

The Resurgence of Physical Music: Vinyl and CD Sales Making a Comeback.

Latest Stats On CD And Vinyl Sales And New Release News

CD and Vinyl Sales - latest Stats and New Release News Music Biz Chat with Phil Aston The Resurgence...

Trifecta / The New Normal / Nick Beggs, Adam Holzman & Craig Blundell

Trifecta / The New Normal / Nick Beggs, Adam Holzman & Craig Blundell

Trifecta Announces Sophomore Album "The New Normal" A Fusion of Prog, Jazz, and Whimsy Instrumental virtuosos Trifecta are set...

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“I’ve been a big music fan, music collector and DJ for over 50 years. My tastes are extremely broad and eclectic, including anything from Motown to Motorhead to Mozart! When I first discovered Now Spinning Magazine, I found a place where my interests could be supported and expressed without prejudice. Now Spinning is far more than just a website and a Facebook group – it is a community of like-minded, passionate and welcoming music lovers and collectors. With Phil Aston at the helm, the magazine delivers a wide variety of news and information about both past classics and new releases, both individual albums and box sets. Phil often shares his own personal memories, related to particular artists and albums, as do other community members. These range from daily ‘Now Spinning’ posts, to unboxing videos, to regular themed articles about the music scene. Phil’s videos about the changing landscape of music formats are particularly interesting and are already starting to influence industry movers and shakers. This is such a refreshing development, as Phil is very honest, extremely objective, and his leadership, at last, gives us music fans a long-needed voice that is getting attention. Now Spinning hold regular zoom meets, which are the modern equivalent of meeting your mates and sharing new musical discoveries, plus there is a mutual regard and convivial atmosphere, amongst members, that is unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere in digital social spaces. As Phil often says, “Music is the healer and the doctor”, and Now Spinning members exemplify and epitomise this idea. I’m proud to be a member and I love interacting with the community.” Andy J Old

“Your style of presentation, your enthusiasm, it’s always a joy to watch, and your honesty, your views and opinions, are respected and appreciated. I love the diversity of Now Spinning Magazine, love how things have progressed here over the past couple of years. Along with the big names we come to expect, you often catch us by surprise and throw in something refreshingly different (Sarah McQuaid being a good example). And even when I think the content isn’t quite my cup of tea, I’ll still watch it and, more often then not, feel enlightened in some way. It’s always enjoyable to hear your personal stories, to hear how – and when – you first discovered certain albums or bands. How old you were, where you were living, what you were doing, memories of old friends, concerts, music papers, etc. This all adds something very special and uniquely individual to your videos. You are sharing your own musical journey or adventure with us, sharing the love and passion for records both new and old, and that makes this channel special. So keep doing what you’re doing. And always follow your heart”. Clive Snowden