Posts From Jeff Burger

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’ Delivered Classic Dylan

It seemed reasonable to suspect that we’d seen the last of his greatest albums. Well, here was a superb 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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Jimi Hendrix @ Fillmore East (Nearly) Complete: Review

The Fillmore shows were the new group’s first live gigs, and they produced the first and only concert LP authorized by Hendrix during his lifetime.

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The Doors’ ‘Soft Parade’ @50: Still Rockin’

The album’s pop leanings notwithstanding, the Doors were still very much a rock and roll band at the time of its release.

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