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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: The Ramones ‘It’s Alive’ 40th Anniversary Set Delivers a Shot of Adrenaline, Plus Nilsson and More

It's Alive 40th Anniversary Edition

The 40th anniversary of the Ramones live album 'It's Alive' will get you out of bed, into the shower, and dancing down the street.

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Three Reasons to Take Another Stroll Down the Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ on Its 50th Anniversary

The latest anthology version of The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' delivers amazing sound quality, demos and outtakes, and a 100-page book.

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Music Review: On Clara Schumann’s 200th, Lara Downes Plays the Schumanns and More on CD and in Concert

Lara Downes Bridget Kibbey Magos Herrera National Sawdust

More than a fine pianist, Lara Downes is a cultural curator of top rank, illuminating the tradition of female composers from Clara Schumann to today.

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