Saturday , October 1 2022

Classic Rock

Music Reviews: The Kinks’ ‘Muswell Hillbillies/Everybody’s in Show-biz – Everybody’s a Star’ plus John McCutcheon, Collective Soul, Mick Kolassa, and Brian Lisik

The Kinks--Muswell Hillbillies - Everybody's Show-biz, Everybody's a Star

A big box set marks the 50th anniversary of the Kinks' "Muswell Hillbillies" and "Everybody's in Show-biz – Everybody's a Star"

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Music Reviews: A Superlative Grateful Dead Album, plus Brother Brothers, Bobbie Gentry, Tom Paxton & Friends, and Triptides

Grateful Dead--Lyceum Theatre

A four-CD set delivers a memorable 1972 Grateful Dead concert at London's Lyceum Theatre—the last show of their first tour outside North America.

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Music Reviews: The Swinging Blue Jeans, plus Bo Diddley, Andrew Duhon, Monica Taylor, Fantastic Cat, and Megan Bee

Swinging Blue Jeans--anthology

An anthology from the Swinging Blue Jeans, who sounded like the Beatles until they didn't. Plus, new releases from Bo Diddley and four other acts.

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Music Reviews: Expanded Reissues of the Animals’ First Four LPs, plus John Moreland, the SideMen, and Buffalo Romeo

The Animals' long-out-of-print early LPs reappear in remastered, expanded editions.

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Music Reviews: Everly Brothers, Paul Kelly, Todd Sharpville, Matt Lomeo, Willi Carlisle, and the Local Honeys

Everly Brothers-Hey Doll Baby

An anthology showcases the Everly Brothers' rockabilly roots. Plus five more noteworthy new releases.

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Music Reviews: ‘Heroes & Villains: The Sound of Los Angeles 1965–68,’ plus the Chantels, Hank Ballard, and Nat King Cole

Heroes and Villains-The Sound of Los Angeles

A three-CD anthology mines the vibrant late-'60s L.A. rock scene. Plus, anthologies from the Chantels and Hank Ballard and previously unheard Nat King Cole.

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Music Reviews: Frank Sinatra’s ‘Watertown,’ plus Frank Zappa, Peter Rowan, James Holvay, and Cowboy Junkies

Frank Sinatra's 'Watertown,' which garnered lukewarm sales and reviews more than 50 years ago, gets a well-deserved second chance in the spotlight.

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