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Music Reviews: An Expanded Edition of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Skull & Roses’ LP, plus Crowded House and Reigning Sound

A previously unavailable San Francisco concert augments an anniversary edition of a Dead LP. Also, the return of Crowded House and new music from Reigning Sound.

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Music Reviews: 50th Anniversary Releases Celebrate Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty,’ Plus Duke Robillard and Jesse Colin Young

The Grateful Dead's 'American Beauty' reappears with a bonus concert and a companion release offers outtakes and demos. Plus, Jesse Colin Young and Duke Robillard.

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Music Reviews: A Deluxe Reissue of the Grateful Dead’s ‘Workingman’s Dead’ Plus Bonnie Whitmore, Sugar Ray

The Grateful Dead made a U-turn on their fourth album, which is being celebrated with a 50th anniversary edition. Plus, new releases from Bonnie Whitmore and Sugar Ray.

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Music Review: Bob Weir Releases His Cowboy Album ‘Blue Mountain’

If 'Blue Mountain' represents a new, more prolific era for this music legend, Weir fans of all stripes have a lot to look forward to. Even if he takes another 16 years to complete another album, listeners can take comfort in the rich tones of this mature work. Now more than ever, the world needs the comforting, self-assured songs of Bob Weir.

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Music Review: Holly Bowling – ‘Better Left Unsung’ (Solo Piano Tribute to the Grateful Dead)

On the surface, you might think that limiting the songs of a band that thrived on the interplay between various parts – most importantly the lead and rhythm guitars of Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir – wouldn't work, but you’d be mistaken. There is power and subtlety in these reinterpretations that I think Garcia would have admired, as his own personal tastes seemed to range to the more subdued and authentic soul of acoustic performances.

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