REVIEWS:

Informed and inquiring rock fans want to know: What’s the read on the latest albums and reissue releases and live performances by classic and newer artists? What biopics, dramatic movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and on home entertainment formats and sources? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our expert and aesthetically discerning crew of reviewers offer their assessments and also take a second look at notable works in our Rewind reviews.

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins in Concert, At Last

The former lovers and longtime superstars have finally made an album together and are now on tour. Our reviewer says it was worth the wait.

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The Revolution After Prince: Concert Review

They couldn’t replace what was missing, but the show offered an appealing chance to hear that catalog again in a live setting

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The Who Live at San Francisco’s Outside Lands

A few things have changed since Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey played Monterey Pop and the Fillmore, but they proved that they’ve still got it.

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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Anniversary: Review

Celebrating 40 years, the band performed a career-spanning, polished set highlighting their remarkable musicianship. Watch several clips from their June 16 2017 show

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Talking Heads’ Fear of Music: A Transitional Gem

“The first step in David Byrne’s assumption of power, moving Talking Heads from a band to his band… It was dance music that reflected the time.”

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Beach Boys Party! – Fun Time or Waste of Time?

Capitol Records wanted a new album for the holiday shopping season. Brian was busy with ‘Pet Sounds.” Here’s what they got, as did many fans for Xmas 50+ years ago.

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Jeff Beck Live: Around the World in 80 Licks

The Hollywood Bowl crowd was treated to a jaw-dropping display of deep blues, hot licks and dive-bombing Stratocaster forays into the ionosphere of rock with special guests Billy Gibbons and Steven Tyler. It’s coming out on DVD/Blu-ray/CD/LP

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On the Menu: Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’

The band had enjoyed steady growth with their first 5 albums. That all changed in 1979 with this blockbuster release which became one of the year’s top sellers

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Beatles Documentary, Eight Days a Week: Review

A nonstop rush of adrenaline, a comfort-food feast of melodic guitars and impeccable harmonies, unbridled creativity and boundless artistic determination, cheeky wit and newness and wonder and youth. And screams—lots of screams.

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Harry Nilsson’s Ambitious ‘Schmilsson’ LP Revisited

Noteworthy for its scope and ambition, the album was justifiably rewarded with worldwide success that took Nilsson to the next level of stardom.

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