Tuesday , May 21 2024

Album Reviews

Music Reviews: Jonathan Richman Reissues, plus Dolly Parton, the Smithereens, Peggy Lee, and Fredrik Lundin

Reviews of reissues from Jonathan Richman, plus Dolly Parton, Smithereens, Peggy Lee, and Fredrik Lundin & Odense Jazz Orchestra.

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Music and Film Reviews: Billy Joel’s ‘Live at Yankee Stadium’ and John Mellencamp’s ‘Scarecrow’ (Deluxe Ed.), plus Dee Clark, Luke LeBlanc, the Great Divide, Rick Berthod, and Daniel Sherrill

A hits-filled Billy Joel concert surfaces on CD and Blu-ray, plus reviews of a deluxe reissue of John Mellencamp's "Scarecrow" and more new releases.

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Book and Music Reviews: Bob Dylan’s ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song,’ plus Tommy James and World Party

The Philosophy of Moder Song by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's first book since 2004 offers his quirky take on more than five dozen popular songs. Plus, reissues from Tommy James and World Party.

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Music Reviews: The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ (Super Deluxe Edition) and Lou Reed’s ‘Words & Music,’ plus Trampled by Turtles, a Boston Soul Anthology, Mali Obomsawin, Jonas Fjeld, and Julian Taylor

The Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ Reappears as a Box Set Can we pinpoint the time when the Beatles took their first giant step beyond creating extraordinary pop/rock love songs to chase even loftier ambitions? The answer is yes: It was April 1966, a mere three years after the UK release of their …

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Music Reviews: Leonard Cohen Tribute, Roy Orbison, Joe Ely, Dean Torrence, the Claudettes, and Daphne Parker Powell

Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

A dozen artists interpret Leonard Cohen classics, plus a Roy Orbison reissue, new music from Joe Ely and more new releases.

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Music Reviews: Pink Floyd’s Remixed ‘Animals,’ Mark Knopfler’s ‘Studio Albums 2009–2018,’ and Rory Block’s ‘Ain’t Nobody Worried’

A remix of Pink Floyd's 'Animals' finally appears, plus another box of Mark Knopfler solo albums and covers from Rory Block.

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Music Reviews: Wilco’s ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ (20th Anniversary Edition), plus Gene McDaniels and the Heptones

Wilco-Tankee Hotel Foxtrot

A box set explores the creative process behind Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.' Plus, reviews of CDs from Gene McDaniels and the Heptones.

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Music Reviews: ‘Gotta Get a Good Thing Goin’ – Black Music in Britain in the Sixties,’ plus Elliott Murphy and John Fullbright

A new anthology surveys music by Black artists in the UK in the 1960s. Also: reviews of new albums by Elliott Murphy and John Fullbright.

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Music Reviews: Joni Mitchell’s ‘The Asylum Albums,’ plus Mel Carter, Dr. John, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Mountain City Four

Joni Mitchell Asylum Albums box set

A Joni Mitchell box set contains three early 1970s studio albums and a live set. Plus, reviews of CDs featuring Mel Carter, Dr. John, New Riders, and the Mountain City Four.

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