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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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…

Crawler : Crawler : 1977

Startdate, Birmingham TopRank Club sometime in early 1978 (I think). Punk was at is height but with many rock fans…

The Allman Brothers : Dreams 4 CD Boxset : 1989

I’ve been after this Box Set for a long time. And it’s by The Allman Brothers Band, and here…

Deep Purple : Shades 1968 – 1998 : 4CD Box Set (USA)

Quick Video Review (5mins) This came out 3 years before the UK 6CD Boxset ‘Listen Learn, Read On. Both…

Genesis : Seconds Out : 2LP : 1977

Genesis : Seconds Out : 2LP : 1977 Vinyl Charisma Records Also in the photo is the 2CD Mini LP Japanese…

Name A Classic Album Where You Do Not Like Every Track.

Name an album you love (even seen as a classic) but do not like every track. Here is mine -…

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…

Roxy Music : Debut Album Review – Box Set and Memories

Video Review and memories Roxy Music : Roxy Music 1972 Featured in the video Bryan Ferry : The In Crowd /…

Free Tons of Sobs Video Review Vinyl and CD Remasters

Free: Tons of Sobs: Video Review  How I discovered Free, a look at the vinyl album, 2001 remaster and comparison…

12 Albums That Divided Opinions When They Were Originally Released

Sometimes our heroes try something different. Perhaps inspired by new members, new ideas, internal conflict, drugs or just bad…

Tommy Bolin Teaser 1975 – Video Review

This is one of my desert island discs. However, it was not always this way. In 1975 when I…

Black Sabbath: Heaven & Hell: 1980 Video Review

This is a look at the album, single, memories of the concert at The Birmingham Odeon in 1980, my…