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Magazine – Real Life
(Virgin Records  1978  V2100)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
– a little rubbing on the back cover

Magazine are an English post-punk group active from 1977 to 1981, then reformed in 2009. Their debut single, “Shot by Both Sides”, is now acknowledged as a classic and their debut album, Real Life, is still widely admired as one of the greatest albums of all time. The band was formed by Howard Devoto after leaving punk band Buzzcocks in early 1977. Devoto had decided to create a more experimental and less punk band. Their style and lyrical preoccupations later influenced many musicians.

Magazine reunited in 2009 for a UK tour, with almost all the remaining and “classic” line-up, with the exception of guitarist John McGeoch who died in 2004. He was replaced by Noko, who played with Devoto in Luxuria. Magazine released an album of new material, No Thyself, in October 2011, followed by a short UK tour.

Real Life is the debut studio album by English new wave band Magazine. It was released in June 1978 through Virgin Records.

The album received critical acclaim across the board; Melody Maker declared, “no one that has the slightest interest in the present and future of rock’n’roll should rest until they’ve heard Real Life“, and it is included on several “best of” lists.

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Definitive Gaze” Howard Devoto, John McGeoch 4:25
2. “My Tulpa” Devoto, McGeoch 4:47
3. “Shot by Both Sides” Devoto, Pete Shelley 4:01
4. “Recoil” Devoto, McGeoch 2:50
5. “Burst” Devoto 5:00
6. “Motorcade” Devoto, Bob Dickinson 5:41
7. “The Great Beautician in the Sky” Devoto, McGeoch 4:56
8. “The Light Pours Out of Me” Devoto, McGeoch, Shelley 4:36
9. “Parade” Barry Adamson, Dave Formula 5:08


  • Howard Devoto – vocals
  • John McGeoch – guitar and saxophone
  • Barry Adamson – bass guitar
  • Dave Formula – keyboards
  • Martin Jackson – drums
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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