Posts From Jeff Burger

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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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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Fleetwood Mac ‘1969 to 1974’ Revisited in New Boxed Set: Review

The collection includes seven complete studio albums featuring the early lineups of the band, before they became a household name.

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Jesse Colin Young Gets it Together on New Acoustic Solo Album

The recent material is excellent, but longtime fans will likely be most interested in the re-recordings of Youngbloods classics and early Young solo tunes.

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The Grateful Dead’s ‘American Beauty’ @50: The Expanded Edition

At least half of its songs are recognized as Dead classics: “Box of Rain,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Truckin’” and “Ripple.”

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Jerry Jeff Walker: More Than ‘Mr. Bojangles’

The outlaw country singer was also a first-rate songwriter, capable of sweet, evocative folk tunes of memorably iconoclastic characters

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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 Jimi Hendrix Experience Live in Maui 1970: Review

Thanks to today’s studio technology, the original, elusive hour-and-40-minute concert recording has been enhanced and released on a two-CD set.

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