Posts From Jeff Burger

Steve Forbert’s Tunes—An Interview with the Singer-Songwriter

“As you get older, you might want to express yourself through things you see around you, since you’re not out raising hell.”–Forbert

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Mark Knopfler’s ‘The Studio Albums 1996–2007′: Review

The music is well recorded, but if you’re looking for the arena rock and guitar pyrotechnics that characterized Dire Straits, you may be disappointed.

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Judy Collins’ 1st-Ever Album of All-Original Songs: ‘Spellbound’ Reviewed

After more than half a century and 55 albums, the singer has finally released a full album of her own compositions. Our reviewer approves.

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‘The Trogg Tapes’: Beyond ‘Wild Thing’

The newly reissued 1976 LP, featuring original lead singer Reg Presley, showcases both the rocking side and the gentler tunes of the British band

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Elvis Costello Pumps It Up on ‘The Boy Named If’: Review

Costello is in fine form and his backup band, the Imposters, still cooks. His trademark vocals and colorful vignettes continue to fascinate

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David Bowie’s ‘Brilliant Adventure’ Box Set: Review

While the new collection is not the high point of the recent series of Bowie boxes, it does have a lot to recommend it including a BBC Radio concert from 2000

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Zappa’s ‘200 Motels’ Soundtrack 50th Anniv. Box Set: Review

if you’re a serious fan, you’ll be glad to hear that ‘200 Motels’ has been dramatically expanded. But prepare to wade through a lot of silliness.

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The Band’s ‘Cahoots’ Deluxe Edition: Review

‘Cahoots’ was not a step down from its predecessors, but those records set a high standard. The new expanded edition adds plenty of value.

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The Doors’ ‘L.A. Woman’ 50th Anniversary Edition: Review

On their final LP with the original quartet, the band returned to the blues, delivering such classic hits as “Love Her Madly” and “Riders on the Storm”

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The Pretenders’ 1st 2 LPs Reissued: Review

If, you own only the original 1980 and 1981 albums—or for some crazy reason don’t even have those—the decision to buy these new editions should be easy

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