This was a 3xLP box set issued to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the New Musical Express – which ran in print from 1952 to 2018 when it went digital-only (though it is said to be coming back).

The compilation was full of contemporary artists covering songs that had been covered in the NME during those forty years – and it’s one of my favorite cover compilations (alongside Rubaiyat, which was Elektra’s 40th anniversary compilation on 4xLPs in 1990).

Unfortunately I only have LPs one and two – though I have the tracks from LP3 in digital format (used to have it on CD). Found these two in Reykavik Record Shop in Iceland.

I love Tears for Fears’ take on Ashes to Ashes and Tori Amos’ take on Ring My Bell – if you’re into cover albums this is a collection to look out for.