Wednesday , July 6 2022

Music Genres

Music Reviews: A Deluxe Edition of U2’s ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ Plus Elliott Murphy and a Ska Anthology

A deluxe edition of one of U2's best albums features an excellent concert recording. Plus, poetry from Elliott Murphy and a multi-artist ska collection.

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Music Reviews: ‘The Harry Smith B-Sides’ and a Bee Gees Live Collection, Plus Johnny Nicholas and Flamin’ Groovies

An anthology of early American folk, country, blues, and gospel answers an obvious question that no one previously asked. Plus, Bee Gees, Johnny Nicholas, and the Flamin' Groovies.

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Concert Review: China Philharmonic Orchestra – Beijing Music Festival Closing Concert, ‘We Were Born in 2000’ (20 October 2020)

Beijing Music Festival 2020 China Philharmonic Orchestra

The 2020 festival's impressive closing concert by the China Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Long Yu featured soloists all born in the year 2000.

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Book & Music Reviews: A History of TV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ Plus Solomon Burke, Sensational Country Blues Wonders!, Paul Winter, Felix Hatfield

A book documents the history of an influential 1960s British TV music show. Plus, CDs from Solomon Burke, Sensational Country Blues Wonders, Paul Winter, and Felix Hatfield.

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Music Review: ‘Diana Ross & The Supremes Sing and Perform “Funny Girl”‘ (The Ultimate Edition)

A two-CD reissue of an oft-forgotten Supremes album finds the group taking on the famed musical in soulful style—with never-before-heard vocals.

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Music Review: Sabine Devieilhe and Alexandre Tharaud – ‘Chanson D’Amour’

sabine devieilhe

Devieilhe's vocal quality and interpretive sensibility suit these songs marvelously well, whether it's Fauré's grave melodicism, Debussy's gossamer textures and fringe weirdness, Ravel's hypnotic mysteries and childlike play, or Poulenc's lighthearted colors.

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