Posts From Jeff Burger

‘The Who Sell Out’ Goes Super Deluxe: Review

It preceded both ‘Tommy’ and ‘Who’s Next’ but for many fans the group’s third studio LP remains the most creative of their career.

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John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band: ‘The Ultimate Collection’ Review

Those who love Lennon’s music will savor what constitutes one of the most creatively assembled boxed sets of recent years.

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Allman Brothers Band’s ‘Down in Texas ’71’: Review

If you’re hungry for more early-era ABB, this set is worth a look. Its program includes both originals and a handful of classic blues covers.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd at Knebworth 1976: Review

The concert is well preserved on this release, which features 11 numbers, among them “Gimme Three Steps,” “Workin’ for MCA” and “Call Me the Breeze.”

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‘Bob Dylan 1970’—New Treasures from the Vaults: Review

This is your chance to be a fly on the wall and listen in as Dylan explores his options, tries out different voices and delivers a wide variety of songs.

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The Band’s ‘Stage Fright’ Expanded—When ‘3rd Best’ is Still Phenomenal

Sometimes, it’s still easy to imagine that you’re listening to people making music on a front porch a couple of centuries ago.

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Tommy James and the Shondells Complete—Review

With 17 Top 40 hits, and covers by everyone from Springsteen to Dolly Parton, they were a major act. Now, finally, all of their work is in one place.

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Cat Stevens’ ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and ‘Tea For the Tillerman’ Box Sets—Review

If your favorite-albums list includes the original ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and/or ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ it’s time for an upgrade.

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Joni Mitchell’s ‘Archives’ Collected in a New Boxed Set: Review

Like Dylan before her, Mitchell transitioned almost overnight fromimpressive but derivative covers artist to an original singer/songwriter

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Steve Forbert Tips His Hat to ‘The Father of Country Music,’ Jimmie Rodgers

The two Mississippi singer-songwriters share more in common than a birthplace. Forbert brings a contemporary, personal touch to these American classics.

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