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Articles by Jason Draper

Foreign Affair: Behind Tina Turner’s Commitment To Being The Best
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Foreign Affair: Behind Tina Turner’s Commitment To Being The Best

Tina Turner’s ‘Foreign Affair’ album was more than a fling with rock music. ‘She likes being badass,’ says The Best songwriter Holly Knight.

Sunshine On Leith: How The Proclaimers’ Offered Light In The Darkness
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Sunshine On Leith: How The Proclaimers’ Offered Light In The Darkness

A ‘love song to Scotland’ that became an emotion-filled football anthem, ‘Sunshine On Leith’ is The Proclaimers’ defining moment.

Chaos And Disorder: Behind Prince’s Tumultuous Return To Rock
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Chaos And Disorder: Behind Prince’s Tumultuous Return To Rock

The result of one of the most controversial periods in Prince’s career, ‘Chaos And Disorder’ sought to put the music industry in its place.

Under Pressure: How David Bowie Helped Put Queen Back On Top
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Under Pressure: How David Bowie Helped Put Queen Back On Top

The result of ‘a genius moment’ in the studio, Under Pressure found David Bowie helping Queen rise to the occasion.

Purple Rain: How Prince Stormed His Way To Superstardom
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Purple Rain: How Prince Stormed His Way To Superstardom

Creating the zeitgeist, Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ era raised the bars for music, cinema and live performance. No one has come close since.

Batman: How Prince Invented The Blockbuster Soundtrack Album
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Batman: How Prince Invented The Blockbuster Soundtrack Album

A chart smash and a return to Hollywood credibility, Prince’s ‘Batman’ soundtrack album was another game-changing success.

education entertainment recreation: New Order’s Ally Pally Master Class
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education entertainment recreation: New Order’s Ally Pally Master Class

Filmed in 2018, ‘education entertainment recreation’ finds New Order fresh as ever. ‘We’re always thinking of ways to update,’ they tell Dig!

Lovesexy: Understanding Prince’s Spiritual-Sexual Rebirth
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Lovesexy: Understanding Prince’s Spiritual-Sexual Rebirth

Built around a concept of his own devising, the ‘Lovesexy’ album envisioned a state in which Prince’s sexual and spiritual desires could coexist.

Space Oddity: Behind The First David Bowie Song To Go Stratospheric
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Space Oddity: Behind The First David Bowie Song To Go Stratospheric

Perceived by some to be a cash-in novelty song, Space Oddity laid out David Bowie’s longstanding themes of isolation, alienation and fame.

Pet Shop Boys’ Discovery Tour: A Revelation On The Road
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Pet Shop Boys’ Discovery Tour: A Revelation On The Road

With its stripped-back shows, Pet Shop Boys’ Discovery tour found Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe feeling ‘more liberated as people’.

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