Saturday , May 21 2022

Holiday Music

Music Reviews: Lucinda Williams and John Sebastian, Plus Marshall Crenshaw, Wild Rivers, Michael Veitch, and Kate MacLeod

Lucinda Williams covers Rolling Stones and Christmas songs, and John Sebastian revisits the Spoonful songbook. Plus four more new releases.

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Music Reviews: A Deluxe Edition of the Band’s ‘Cahoots,’ plus ABBA and Paul Kelly

The Band's fourth LP reappears as a 50th-anniversary box set, plus ABBA's first album in 40 years and a noteworthy Christmas CD.

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Music Reviews: The Doors’ ‘L.A. Woman’ (50th-Anniversary Edition), plus Rod Stewart and a Holiday-themed Anthology

The sixth and final studio album by the original Doors has been expanded to include more than two and a half hours of previously unavailable material.

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Music Reviews: Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ (Super Deluxe Ed.), plus Elvis Costello’s ‘Spanish Model’ and New Holiday Music

The Rolling Stones' 'Tattoo You,' now available in a greatly expanded deluxe edition, could have easily ended up as a mess. Instead, it's often regarded as the group's last great album.

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Music Reviews: Eric Andersen’s ‘The Writer Series’ and ‘Woodstock Under the Stars,’ Plus Al Stewart and Kelly Finnigan

The veteran folksinger continues his adventurous half-century career with a pair of three-CD sets. Also, an expanded reissue of Al Stewart's '24 Carrots' and a soulful holiday CD.

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Music Reviews: A Deluxe Edition of the Doors’ ‘Morrison Hotel’ Plus Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, Beth Lee, Sweet Lizzy Project

A 50th anniversary edition of the Doors' 'Morrison Hotel' includes a remaster of the original album and rough but interesting works in progress. Plus, releases from Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, Beth Lee, and Sweet Lizzy Project.

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Music Review: Katie Melua’s ‘In Winter’ Is a Captivating Journey

One could view 'In Winter' as a stylish stopgap between Melua's last recording 'Ketevan' and her next album. However, one should embrace it as an inspired seasonal concept album that ties 'The House' as her most ambitious undertaking yet.

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