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Music CD/DVD Review: Richard Thompson Band – ‘Live at Rockpalast’ Box Set

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These 1983-84 concerts feature a mix of uptempo originals, dark ballads and slow rockers, and traditional folk numbers. Taken together, they showcase Thompson's brilliant songwriting and aggressive, sometimes psychedelic guitar wizardry.

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Music DVD Review: Black Sabbath – ‘The End’

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Other than The Beatles, Black Sabbath is perhaps the most influential band in rock history. February 4, 2017 is forever marked as the final date of their last ever tour. It was a one of a kind celebration of their enduring legacy. And the Angelic Sessions is a bonus treat.

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Concert Review: Gerard Schwarz Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra with Violist Jordan Bak (NYC, Oct 26 2017)

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Jordan Bak, a marvelous young violist, helped remind us that 20th-century American composers kept audiences in mind even as they created original, boundary-breaking concert music.

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Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel 1951-1965’

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Concord Music assembled this blast of classic gospel from the 1950s and '60s expressly to show the direct and multifaceted influence of gospel music on secular soul and rock 'n' roll. In addition to its historical and musicological interest, it's pure enjoyment any old way (but if you have a record player, get the 3-LP vinyl edition.)

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