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Music Review: Bill Evans – ‘The Complete Fantasy Recordings’ A Nine-Disc Box Set (Remastered)

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Bill Evans is certainly one of the most influential jazz pianists of his era, and his work for Fantasy Records makes why abundantly clear. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Howe – ‘Anthology’

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Rhino’s two-disc retrospective of the Yes guitarist’s solo work is a must-have for prog rock enthusiasts. Read More »

Music Review: Cocteau Twins – ‘Echoes in a Shallow Bay’/’Tiny Dynamine’ EPs and ‘The Pink Opaque’ [2015 Vinyl Reissues]

Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque (2015 Vinyl Reissue)

4AD's remasters of the legendary Scottish shoegazer/dream pop pioneers' two 1985 EPs and long out of print 1986 compilation on 180 gram vinyl are each a "treasure" to behold. Read More »

Music Review: Little Richard – ‘Directly From My Heart: The Best of the Specialty & Vee-Jay Years’

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Most of the rock and roll from Little Richard's early career is collected here on three discs, including all the big hits. Read More »

Music Review: Tony Bennett and Bill Evans – ‘The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings’ [Vinyl Box Set]

The Complete Tony Bennett-Bill Evans Recordings [4 LP Box Set]

The music these two men made together is timeless, and 'The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings' truly does it justice. Read More »

Music Review: ‘The Complete Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Recordings’ [40th Anniversary Edition]

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I can’t speak for the vinyl set, but the two-CD album is a joy. Read More »

Music Review: Bananarama – ‘Megarama’ [3-CD Set Reissue]

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The internationally renowned Brit girl group's deep remix catalog is chronicled in a new 3-CD set of dance/club hits and rarities. Read More »

Music Review: Les McCann – ‘Invitation to Openness’ [Remastered]

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'Invitation to Openness' is one of those albums that speaks not only to jazz enthusiasts, it is an album that will bring a smile to all lovers of intelligent music. Read More »

Music Review: Simple Minds – ‘Sparkle in The Rain’ [4CD Deluxe Boxed Set]

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Simple Minds big grab for the brass ring back in 1984, gets the 30th anniversary treatment on this deluxe boxed set. Read More »

Music Review: Count Basie and His Orchestra – ‘Basic Basie’ [Remastered]

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Great soloists, tight ensemble work. Classic big bands are the crowning glory of the middle of the last century. Read More »