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

Led Zeppelin’s ‘Song Remains the Same’: Review

If you have the previous reissue, you can probably skip the new one. If you don’t, here’s a chance to experience a much better recording than the original.

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Joni Mitchell ‘Live at the Isle of Wight 1970’: Review

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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Ringo Starr–A Star Among All-Starrs: NYC Review

The lineup’s current edition, with Rolie, Lukather, Gouldman and Hay, was as exuberant and polished a concert as an audience could hope for

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Roger Waters Reminds Fans Who ‘Us’ + ‘Them’ Are

Audiences for his “Us + Them” North American tour–and we suspect they will be left-leaning–are in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites; watch some video highlights

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Faces 2015 Reunion Gave Fans a ‘Glorious’ 7 Songs

It was “exactly that shambolic bonhomie” that fans loved about the Faces, as Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones revived the band for one night

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Rolling Stones Ya-Ya’s Still Unrivaled

The late Lester Bangs had “no doubt that it’s the best rock concert ever put on record.” Decades later, our writer feels that’s still true

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Van Morrison at His Finest Live

The enhanced original ‘It’s Too Late to Stop Now’ and the added three discs and DVD are a treasure trove of live in-concert gems.

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Aerosmith Permanent Vacation: The Rejuvenation

They’d lost their way as the ’80s lumbered along. Then, the Boston rockers remembered just who Aerosmith was. We take a look back at their classic comeback.

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The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ @50

Their most consequential stylistic stroke since their pioneering folk-rock debut three years earlier, it ushered in country-rock and Americana.

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Grateful Dead ‘Long Strange Trip’ Documentary: Review

A sprawling collection of transcendent highs and the occasional free-falling low, much like a Dead concert. We review the 4-hour film

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