Posts From Jeff Burger

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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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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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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