Sunday , August 1 2021

Rock

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 Expanded Edition of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Skull & Roses’ LP, plus Crowded House and Reigning Sound

A previously unavailable San Francisco concert augments an anniversary edition of a Dead LP. Also, the return of Crowded House and new music from Reigning Sound.

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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: Frank Zappa’s Final US Concert, plus Ashley Riley, Richard X. Heyman, Raoul Vignal, and Nefesh Mountain

A previously unreleased live set from Zappa, one of rock's most versatile and idiosyncratic performers. Also: Ashley Riley's gorgeous CD and more new releases.

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Music Reviews: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s ‘Déjà Vu’ (Deluxe Edition), Plus Rob Lutes, Greta Gaines, and Rod Picott

An expanded edition of a CSNY classic offers an opportunity to reappraise it, see how it came together, and pick through some of the considered material that didn't wind up on the original release. Plus, three more noteworthy new albums.

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