From Songlines UK magazine (no relation to this site).

Dear Songlines Elisters,

The new issue of Songlines (Jan/Feb #57) will be with UK subscribers later this week and is on its way to overseas subscribers. For a taster of what’s in the issue, including excerpts from the Top of the World CD (featuring Alexei Sayle’s playlist) and our Best Albums of 2008, check out the free interactive sampler at:

The issue also include full details of the Songlines Music Awards for which voting is now open at – all voters will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three pairs of tickets to next year’s WOMAD festival in Charlton Park.

And if you’re running short on Christmas present ideas, there’s still time to order a Songlines gift subscription and claim a free CD for yourself. All UK subscriptions will be delivered before Christmas, and we can also include a personal message with the first issue. For more details please visit or call the Songlines office on +44 (0)20 7371 2777.

Festive greetings,

The Songlines team

PS) The podcast of the issue is also available to download through iTunes, featuring music by Amadou & Mariam, Miriam Makeba, Jim Moray and Baaba Maal: