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

Bob Dylan’s Masterful ‘Blood on the Tracks’ Revisited

After finishing the recording sessions for his new album, the artist decided he didn’t like some of it and went back into the studio. A classic emerged.

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Barclay James Harvest 50th Anniversary: Review

The quartet does a good job of recreating the original group’s sound, which has often been compared to that of the Moody Blues.

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Harry Nilsson’s Ambitious ‘Schmilsson’ LP Revisited

Noteworthy for its scope and ambition, the album was justifiably rewarded with worldwide success that took Nilsson to the next level of stardom.

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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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Rod Stewart’s Unequaled Masterpiece

Gasoline Alley, his second solo album, showcased an artist who excelled at both rollicking rock ‘n’ roll and tender, emotive ballads

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Elvis Costello: ‘Armed Forces’ @40

The band’s third album was a leap forward in songcraft and sonic ambition, a song cycle weaving the personal and political.

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On the Menu: Supertramp’s ‘Breakfast in America’

The band had enjoyed steady growth with their first 5 albums. That all changed in 1979 with this blockbuster release which became one of the year’s top sellers

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2018 in Review: Best Boxed Sets, Collections & Reissues

It’s that time of year and we’ve ID’d great titles from the Beatles, Dylan, Eagles, Petty and more. Our guide to the year’s best. Happy shopping!

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2018 in Review: The Best Music Books of the Year

We put on our reading glasses and dug in to the year’s best books for fans of classic rock and related music. Happy reading!

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Dr. John’s ‘Gumbo’: A New Orleans Master’s Thesis

For the sessions, instead of his own new material, he breathed authentic life into lively new versions of hometown classics.

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