Wednesday , August 10 2022

Music DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Music Reviews: A Deluxe Edition of the Band’s ‘Cahoots,’ plus ABBA and Paul Kelly

The Band's fourth LP reappears as a 50th-anniversary box set, plus ABBA's first album in 40 years and a noteworthy Christmas CD.

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Music DVD Review: ‘The Soul of the Midnight Special’ – 10-Disc Set

Oh yeah, the motherlode of 1970s soul and R&B, performed live by dozens of the era’s top artists on Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special. Spread over ten discs, The Soul of the Midnight Special doesn’t offer complete episodes of the late-night TV show (with an exception, more on that later). This …

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Music Reviews: The Monumental ‘R&B in DC’ plus Bob Marley, Gene Pitney, the Faux Paws, and Brad Vickers

The latest gargantuan box set from Germany's Bear Family label showcases seminal rhythm and blues–related music from the Washington, D.C. area.

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Music Reviews & More: Hope Dunbar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wild & Blue, the Dinallos, and Allen Ginsberg

New music from three artists, plus a 1976 Lynyrd Skynyrd concert and Allen Ginsberg's first recorded reading of "Howl."

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Music Reviews: A Superlative 1989 Rolling Stones Concert, Plus Rudy De Anda, Darlingside, and Radio Receiver

A 1989 concert recording finds the Rolling Stones in fine form through a set list of classics. Also, Darlingside and newcomers Rudy De Anda and Radio Receiver.

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Music Reviews: The Band: ‘The Band (Anniv. Ed.)’ Plus Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Kelly

The inevitable 50th anniversary edition of the Band’s classic second album offers reasons to upgrade. Plus, vintage live material from Simon & Garfunkel and an anthology from Australia’s Paul Kelly.

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