This GIGsoup article was written by Adam Mallaby. Edited by Stephen Butchard.

To celebrate 40 years of their iconic music business, Rough Trade have launched a special journal, told through the stories of over 100 contributors from the world of music, literature, art and film.

The journal features exclusive content from Brian Eno, Viv Albertine, Josh T Pearson, Jarvis Cocker, Mark Ronson, Bill Drummond, John Grant, Kate Tempest,The Raincoats, David Shrigley, Green Gartside and many more.

London based art collective Le Gun provided the jacket illustration and a foreword has been written by Thurston Moore, whose Ecstatic Peace Library imprint are co-publishers. 

The journal includes a 7″ with an exclusive track featuring John Grant, Will Burns and John (Arthur) Webb, and is available now to pre-order. 

Rough Trade celebrates 40 years with journal launch

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