Friday , June 5 2020

Rock

Music Reviews: The Band: ‘The Band (Anniv. Ed.)’ Plus Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Kelly

The inevitable 50th anniversary edition of the Band’s classic second album offers reasons to upgrade. Plus, vintage live material from Simon & Garfunkel and an anthology from Australia’s Paul Kelly.

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Cabaret/Theater Review: Sven Ratzke, ‘Where Are We Now’ – Songs of David Bowie

Where Are We Now Sven Ratzke Hanneke Wetzer

Cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke and brilliant pianist Christian Pabst's 'Where Are We Now' is an ardent tribute to David Bowie and a vivid efflorescence of two towering artistic personalities.

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Music Reviews: Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs for Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’ Plus Rebecca Turner, Modern English

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Nearly half a century after Hendrix’s historic two-night stand at the Fillmore East, the performances have been released in full. Plus, Rebecca Turner and reissues from Modern English.

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Music/Book Reviews: The Doors: ‘Soft Parade’ (50th Anniv. Ed.) Plus Jerry Leger, Swans, Specialty Records

A 50th anniversary edition of the Doors’ ‘The Soft Parade,’ plus albums from Jerry Leger and Swans and a book about Specialty Records.

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Music/Film Reviews: Tim Buckley – ‘Live at the Electric Theatre Co.’ Plus Chuck Berry, Elliott Murphy, Gene Clark

Tim Buckley

An exceptional Tim Buckley concert surfaces and a Chuck Berry film comes to Blu-ray. Plus material from Elliott Murphy’s archives and a Gene Clark cult favorite.

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Music Reviews: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Western Stars’ (Songs from the Film), Plus Rampart Records, the Revelers, New Riders of the Purple Sage

Bruce Springsteen releases live versions of the songs on his recent ‘Western Stars’ CD. Also: an anthology collects singles from the defunct Rampart Records label; Cajun music from the Revelers; and a 1972 concert from New Riders of the Purple Sage.

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Music Reviews: Rolling Stones – ‘Let It Bleed’ (50th Anniv. Ed.), ‘Bridges to Buenos Aires’

It’s safe to say that most Stones lovers already own 'Let It Bleed'; but it’s also a good bet that if your copy is vinyl, it’s rather worn and scratchy after half a century. If that’s the case, the new 50th anniversary edition offers lots of reasons to upgrade.

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Music Review: Bob Dylan – ‘Travelin’ Thru, 1967–1969, Bootleg Series, Vol. 15,’ Plus Kinky Friedman, Moody Little Sister, Steve Goodman

The latest volume of Bob Dylan's bootleg series features must-hear collaborations with Johnny Cash. Also in today's column: new albums from Kinky Friedman and Moody Little Sister, and a Steve Goodman reissue.

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