Friday , October 7 2022

Rock

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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Music Reviews: Rolling Stones’ ‘Licked Live in NYC,’ plus ‘Americana Railroad,’ Beach Boys’ ‘Sounds of Summer,’ ‘United Dreadlocks,’ and Paul Winter’s ‘Concert in the Barn’

The Stones issue a 2003 concert. Also, train-themed and reggae anthologies, Beach Boys hits, and a jazz concert at dawn.

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Music Reviews: ABBA’s ‘CD Album Box Set,’ plus Brad Absher, David Newbould, Michael Martin Murphey, and Rod Picott

A 10-CD box delivers all the Swedish pop group's hit-packed albums, including 2021's 'Voyage,' plus a disc of non-LP tracks.

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Music Reviews: The Rolling Stones’ ‘El Mocambo 1977,’ plus Neurotic Outsiders, Railroad Earth, and Asleep at the Wheel

In 1977, the Stones took a break from huge venues to play a tiny club with memorable results.

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Music Reviews: John Fred, Caroline Spence, Abbie Gardner, the Muffs, Delbert McClinton, Abigail Lapell, and Marc Jordan & Amy Sky

A 1960s one-hit wonder, up-and-coming folksingers, a punk-rock reissue, and more new releases.

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