Thursday , August 11 2022

Album Reviews

Music Reviews: Expanded Reissues of the Animals’ First Four LPs, plus John Moreland, the SideMen, and Buffalo Romeo

The Animals' long-out-of-print early LPs reappear in remastered, expanded editions.

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Music Reviews: Lorelei Ensemble – James Kallembach: ‘Antigone’ and Plínio Fernandes – ‘Saudade’

lorelei ensemble james kallembach antigone

A new choral suite commemorates Sophie Scholl and the White Rose movement through the lens of Greek myth; a brilliant Brazilian guitarist makes his major label debut.

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Music Reviews: Everly Brothers, Paul Kelly, Todd Sharpville, Matt Lomeo, Willi Carlisle, and the Local Honeys

Everly Brothers-Hey Doll Baby

An anthology showcases the Everly Brothers' rockabilly roots. Plus five more noteworthy new releases.

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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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