Monday , August 2 2021

Pop

Music Reviews: Van Morrison’s ‘Latest Record Project,’ Plus Our Band and Laura Nyro

Van Morrison’s new album—his 42nd studio LP and his eighth record in the last five years—includes a song called “Where Have All the Rebels Gone?” A more pertinent question might be, “Where has Van Morrison gone?” The answer, it seems, is to some strange and at times barely recognizable place. The …

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Music Reviews: An Alligator Records Anthology and Tim Buckley Live plus Johnny Ace and the Four Tunes

An independent blues label showcases highlights from its first half-century. Also, a live set from the late, great Tim Buckley and anthologies from two early vocal acts.

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Music Reviews: ‘Peter Stampfel’s 20th Century in 100 Songs,’ Plus Steve Goodman and Buddy Holly’s Crickets

Longtime folk-music eccentric Peter Stampfel delivers a song for every year from 1901 to 2000. Plus, previously unreleased Steve Goodman demos and star-studded readings of Buddy Holly classics.

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Music Reviews: The Beat Farmers, James Holvay, Will Porter, and Mary Karlzen

The Beat Farmers' 1985 debut resurfaces in a deluxe edition and Will Porter's overlooked 2015 gem is reissued. Plus, fine new music from James Holvay and Mary Karlzen, two artists who haven't been heard from in ages.

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