The statement minimalist cover, printed almost entirely white and free of its usual cover lines, hits newsstands later this week.
Launch editor Paul Du Noyer returns to MOJO to provide the full inside story of The Beatles’ radically revamped White Album. Alongside Paul, all the other previous editors of the magazine make contributions – Mat Snow, Paul Trynka, Pat Gilbert and Phil Alexander.
Elsewhere in the magazine, readers can look forward to interviews with Damon Albarn, Neneh Cherry, Elvis Costello, Ray Davies, The Edge, John Fogerty, Ian Gillan, Julia Holter, Roger McGuinn, Krist Novoselic, Yoko Ono, Jimmy Page, Paul Simon, Paul Simonon, Jack White and Ronnie Wood
This special issue also includes an exclusive CD entitled The MOJO Anthology, featuring some of the best-loved artists of MOJO’s lifetime, including U2, Arctic Monkeys, Johnny Marr, Nick Cave, Noel Gallagher, St Vincent and Paul Weller. Of the fifteen rare tracks, six are previously unreleased.
Commenting on the issue, editor John Mulvey said: “Twenty-five years ago, in the very first issue of MOJO, our founding editor Paul Du Noyer wrote that, ‘Our aim is to cover the best music we know, in the best way we know how. We’ll tell some untold stories and make some fresh connections… We’ll try to present it beautifully. We will insult nobody’s intelligence.’ Two hundred and ninety-nine more issues down the line, we’re proud to stand by this mission statement. Great records are still being made. Untold stories remain to be discovered. And a heartening number of people treasure a monthly magazine that invests in the best music with undimmed enthusiasm and commitment.”
Full CD album track list:
01 - U2 – Lights Of Home (Spike Stent Mix)
02 - Arctic Monkeys – You’re So Dark
03 - Noel Gallagher – Alone On The Rope
04 - Robert Wyatt - Invisible
05 - Beck - Green Light
06 - St Vincent - Slow Slow Disco
07 - Paul Weller – What Would He Say? (demo version)
08 - Norah Jones - A Song With No Name
09 - Jim James – Changing World
10 - Gillian Welch - Pocahontas
11 - Teenage Fanclub - Middle Of The Road
12 - Johnny Marr - Exit Connection
13 - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Needle Boy
14 - Anohni - I Never Stopped Loving You
15 - John Grant - No More Tangles