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Music Review: Christina Friis – ‘The Quiet of Knowing: Joni Mitchell Unknown’

Christina Friis

My wife and I were standing on a corner in New Orleans admiring some items in a shop window. Then we heard a voice singing. Memories from my youth flashed through my brain – Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Joan Baez – and I was sure this was a recording. Then we looked toward the source of the sound and saw Christina Friis strumming on her guitar and supercharging the New Orleans air.

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

richard thompson rockpalast

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’

black sabbath - the end

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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DVD Review: ‘Gospel According to Al Green’ by Robert Mugge

For insight you'll get nowhere else into one of the most interesting artists of his era, pick up this re-release of Mugge's 1984 profile of the born-again singer.

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Movie Review: ‘Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America’ with The Rolling Stones

'Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America' is the most gorgeous tour documentary I've ever come across. It's a religious experience for Rolling Stones fans and a testament to what they mean to people all over the world.

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Music CD/DVD Review: The Who – ‘Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 2004’

Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey took the stage at the 2004 Isle of Wight Festival to show us what they still had, and a new box set brings us the concert on two CDs and one DVD that show there was plenty of life in the old boys yet.

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