REVIEWS:

What’s the read on the latest reissue releases and live performances by classic rock artists? What biopics, movies or documentaries are worth seeing in theaters and at home? What books about rock music and the people who make and work with it are worth reading. Our team also takes a fresh look at notable works in our Album Rewind series

Moody Blues’ John Lodge 2017 Solo Tour: Review

It was a big year for the Moody Blues with a tour + expanded edition of their masterpiece, and selection for the Rock Hall

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Buckingham and McVie 2017 Tour Opener: Rewind

The Fleetwood Mac mainstays launched their first tour as a duo in Georgia, performing a mix of classics from the band’s catalog and their own new songs

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Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Shine in the Rain: 2015

A downpour & mists didn’t dampen spirits at the Red Rocks tour debut of Steely Dan & Elvis Costello. And the unusual bill works well, says our reviewer, with both acts delivering superb sets to delight the crowd

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‘Astral Weeks’: Van Morrison’s Masterpiece @ 50

A “feverish poetic intensity persists” throughout the cycle of songs that comprise Morrison’s 1968 work, even as those songs shift in pace and tone.

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The Eagles Live in Denver: Different, But the Same

After a lot of healing, the band unreeled hit after hit in their 23-song set. All anyone was thinking about was singing along

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Dire Straits’ Breakthrough Debut Album @40

“Sultans of Swing” was immediately distinctive in both sound and story. The album proved the band to be one of the most refreshingly creative of its day.

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Brian Wilson + ‘Pet Sounds’ Shine at 50th Bash: 2016

Brian Wilson led a 12-piece band in a “wonderful” golden anniversary celebration of his masterpiece at the Hollywood Bowl

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The Blues Project’s Determined ‘Projections’

Their second album marked them as a formidable and creative force, incorporating elements of other genres ranging from folk to jazz and tossing it all into a psychedelic blender.

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When Johnny Cash Did Time ‘At Folsom Prison’

Performing for prison inmates was nothing new for the legendary singer, but his record label was nervous about making an album at one. Good thing they did.

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‘Dixie Chicken’: Little Feat’s Secret Southern Sauce

The group drew on Lowell George’s versatile command of blues, country, folk and R&B for its third–and many feel finest–studio album.

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