Posts From Jeff Burger

Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Deluxe: Review

Rock may today seem less likely to take over and remake the world, but most of this music still sounds just as good as it did in 1968.

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The Doors’ ‘Soft Parade’ @50: Still Rockin’

The album’s pop leanings notwithstanding, the Doors were still very much a rock and roll band at the time of its release.

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Review: Chuck Berry’s 1987 Concert Film with 7 Hours of Bonus Material

The classic film features the master rock pioneer joined by Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James and more.

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Gene Clark’s ‘No Other’: An Underrated Country-Rock Gem

The album by the former Byrds member, over the years, has attracted enough of a cult following to prompt the recent release of a boxed set.

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Steve Miller Band’s ‘Welcome to the Vault’ Reviewed

The album’s less-commercial and less-familiar material may prove revelatory to those who know Miller solely or primarily from the hits.

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Dylan in Nashville: ‘Travelin Thru’ Box Set Reviewed

Most amazing of all is Dylan’s voice, now a silky baritone. “When I stopped smoking,” he said, “my voice changed…I couldn’t believe it myself.”

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The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Reissue Reviewed: The Anniversary It Deserves

Our reviewer: this latest anthology offers 3 compelling reasons to buy it. The excellent sound quality, the demos + outtakes and the 100-page hardcover book

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When the Moody Blues Found Their ‘Lost Chord’

If you’ve been listening to this music on a scratchy vinyl LP for the last 50 years, you’re bound to find the surround-sound version to be a real trip.

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Ramones’ ‘It’s Alive’ Deluxe Reviewed: Back to Basics

Nobody took rock back to basics more than the Ramones, whose concise, beat-driven tunes hit you over the head with elemental bursts of sound.

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Paul Young Live CD/DVD: Exhilarating and Exuberant

His light shone much brighter in Europe than in the U.S., but most of the performances on this set hold up well, and Young’s vocals remain exhilarating.

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