Posts From Jeff Burger

Little Richard’s ’70s Comeback Albums: Review

Though not on a par with his best work, these records leave no doubt that Richard’s flamboyant personality and high energy level remained intact.

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Both Sides of Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight 1970

At first she appears shaken and angry. She asks for some respect. She gets it. The audience begins listening attentively and calls her back for an encore.

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The Explorers Club Channels the ’60s/’70s on 2 New Albums

One disc is so reminiscent of classic rock that you might feel as if you’ve heard the tunes somewhere before. The other pays a more direct tribute.

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‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ Delivers Classic Dylan: Review

It seemed reasonable to suspect that we’d seen the last of his greatest albums. Well, here comes a superb new collection to prove you wrong.

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Iggy Pop’s ‘The Bowie Years’ Box Set: Review

There’s probably enough on ‘The Bowie Years’ to justify its purchase by any Iggy Pop fan—or any Stooges lover, for that matter.

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Dion Sings ‘Blues with Friends’: Review

Dion has periodically dipped into a blues bag. On his new set he teams up with Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison & more for a full album of blues.

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Gordon Lightfoot Goes ‘Solo’ on 1st New Studio Set Since ’04: Review

The new release, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter’s first since 2004, occasionally sounds like a collection of demos.

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Eric Burdon & the Animals: New Box Set is Hit & Miss

Even when the music falls short on this collection of latter-day Animals, it’s worth hearing Burdon, one of the most noteworthy vocalists of 1960s rock.

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Sam Cooke’s Early Years Collected in New 5-CD Set: Review

Cooke’s years at Keen found him taking his first steps away from gospel, including the session that would yield his first smash hit, “You Send Me.”

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Pink Floyd’s ‘Later Years’ Box: We Don’t Need No Roger Waters

‘The Later Years’ isn’t for casual fans. But if you’re a serious Floyd follower, it’s probably time to hand over your credit card.

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