Posts From Jeff Burger

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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‘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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