Posts From Jeff Burger

George Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass Uber Deluxe’ Box Set: Review

The new edition, which adds nearly 50 previously unreleased tracks, offers numerous reminders that the album deserves its sterling reputation.

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Live on Copacabana Beach’: Review

The Stones are in fine form at the Brazilian show as they tackle classic material, none of which should need any introduction to anyone.

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Laura Nyro ‘Live in Japan’: Previously Unreleased Concert Set Reviewed

The set embraces some of Nyro’s best-known compositions, including “Wedding Bell Blues,” “And When I Die” and “Save the Country,” plus terrific covers.

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The Grateful Dead’s Eponymous 1971 Live LP—‘Skull & Roses’—Expanded: Review

The album, now doubled in length, includes nods to country, but paints a picture of a more versatile group via funky rock and a return to psychedelia.

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Crowded House Returns With ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’: Review

With several personnel changes, they sound somewhat different, but the album recalls Neil Finn’s lush, richly textured, understated solo work.

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Tim Buckley Recorded Live in San Francisco, 1968: Review

The singer-songwriter was at his creative peak–his vocals and guitar work are fine throughout–and his band is compelling.

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‘Zappa ’88: The Last U.S. Show’: A Versatile, Career-Spanning Farewell

No musician alive or dead has ever been more versatile than Zappa, and this concert set, featuring everything from classical to Zeppelin, proves it.

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Lulu’s ‘Gold’ Reviewed: More Than ‘To Sir With Love’

Her material is mostly excellent and certainly diverse. The compilation does her justice, although it skimps on the visuals and annotation.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s ‘Déjà vu’ Deluxe: Review

The set offers an opportunity to reappraise this classic album and also peek behind the curtain, see how it came together.

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Live’ (Deluxe Edition)—Going Their Own Way

‘Live’ presents a generous helping of hits from a band at the peak of its powers, plus several more obscure tunes from the band’s catalog.

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