Posts From Jeff Burger

Cameo-Parkway Records’ ’60s Dance & Soul Compilations: Review

A trio of new collections highlight the dance crazes that emanated from artists like Philly’s Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp, plus classic soul.

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The Doors’ ‘Morrison Hotel’: Deluxe Edition Reviewed

You get a good sense of the atmosphere in the studio with the Doors: fun, creative, and—thanks largely to Morrison—more than a little bit wild.

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U2’s ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ Deluxe Edition: Review

Two decades after its release, it still sounds great. There’s more terrific music in this one box than in many artists’ entire catalogs.

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Bee Gees’ Rare Performances Collected in New Box Set: Review

The sound quality and performances are excellent, many different from the well-known studio versions. And the set lists cover lots of territory.

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‘Ready Steady Go!’—Britain’s Groundbreaking Rock TV Series Celebrated in New Book

A new book chronicles the show that featured the Dave Clark Five, the Beatles, the Hollies, Manfred Mann, the Kinks, Rod Stewart and many others.

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Lou Reed’s ‘New York’ Dramatically Expanded: Review

People say write about what you know, and man, did Reed know New York’s undercurrents, which serve as the subject of some of this album’s best tracks.

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

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

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Nick Mason Re-Psychedelicizes Early Pink Floyd on New Live Release: Review

Don’t come here looking for ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ or ‘The Wall.’ The drummer’s focus is solely on the earlier, more trippy Floyd material.

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Rolling Stones’ ‘Goats Head Soup’ Deluxe Edition: Review

Rock critics slammed it and even Mick Jagger later said it wasn’t a great one, but fans made the ‘Exile’ followup a huge seller. We take a fresh listen.

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A New Set Offers a Magical Mystery Tour of Trippy Beatles Covers: Review

The program begins with a big built-in advantage: because these are Beatles covers, it delivers one great number after another.

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