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Guy Garvey and Peter Gabriel in conversation

Peter Gabriel has made an exlusive version of his New Blood album available to Society of Sound members. Continuing on from the orchestration of his previous album, Scratch My Back,… Read more

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Peter Gabriel exclusive album for Society of Sound members

Available in three stunning high-quality digital formats including 16-bit ALAC (compatible with iTunes) and 24-bit FLAC, Half Blood has been created by Peter Gabriel specifically for Society of Sound members.… Read more

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Boddie Recording Company – possibly the finest boxset in the world?

From 1958 to 1993, Thomas and Louise Boddie’s industrious Boddie Recording Company issued nearly 300 albums and 45s, recorded 10,000 hours of tape, and remained in operation longer than any… Read more

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Thomas Dolby previews first album in two decades on Society of Sound

Electronic music legend Thomas Dolby is back with his first album in almost two decades. A characteristically eclectic mix, the album is his most personal yet and features Regina Spektor,… Read more

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Mahler’s enigmatic Symphony No 7 and South Indian flute maestro Shashank

This month’s albums from Society of Sound encompass two very different forms of classical music. LSO Live’s recording is a seminal interpretation by Valery Gergiev of Mahler Symphony No 7,… Read more

July's Society of Sound albums

Electronica pioneer Bob Holroyd’s new album and Haydn’s The Seasons

This month’s Society of  Sound albums are Haydn’s The Seasons and Afterglow from Bob Holroyd. The great acclaim with which this recording of The Seasons – using the original German… Read more

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Watch new Brit-folk band Urusen recording at Real World plus new LSO Live recording

Urusen are this month’s artists chosen by Peter Gabriel and Real World Studios. Combining intrinsically British folk with contemporary Americana to make wistful yet uplifting music, they also clearly enjoy… Read more

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Stunning interpretation of Shostakovich by Rostropovich from LSO

BBC 3 described Rostrapovich’s performance on this recording as breathing “this music as if it were oxygen…he brings it chillingly to life”. His friendship with Shostakovich gives him a unique… Read more

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JuJu recording the track ‘Djanfa Moja’ fast and live in the Wooden Studio at Real World

“We just came together, plugged in and played,” says Justin Adams of ‘In Trance’, a one-take marvel that begs repeated listening. “We played it exactly as we play it live.… Read more