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

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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Led Zeppelin’s ‘How the West Was Won’: Review

Finally, a quality live Zep album: The chart-topping three-disc set culls the best material from three June 1972 Los Angeles–area concerts.

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‘Let It Bleed’: The Rolling Stones’ Turbulent Masterpiece

The album captures the band at its creative apogee through a dark masterpiece that mirrors the violent ’60s milieu in which it was created.

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Beach Boys Live Package Delivers Fun, Fun, Fun

Some of the recordings differ significantly from ones we’ve heard elsewhere. Besides, there’s no such thing as too much of the Beach Boys.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up the Garden: Review

The rejuventated musician returned to Madison Square Garden for the first time in 4 decades, offering hit after hit and plenty of new memories

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Van Halen’s Debut Album @40: A Turning Point for Rock

It didn’t sound at first listen like something to change the course of rock music, but they opened doors for any number of rock acts.

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Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward: Concert Review

The group’s lead singer, guitarist and writer of many of their favorites offered songs and stories from throughout his career

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Big Brother’s ‘Cheap Thrills’: Behind R. Crumb’s LP Cover

It would be the only rock album for which the cartoonist would do the art. It continues to serve as a psychedelic timestamp of one crazy summer.

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Bob Dylan Rare Performances Live 1962-1966: Review

Dylan’s growth during these years covered is astounding, from traditional folk artist to protest singer to highly original introspective material.

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Greenwich Village in the ’60s: Concert Review

On a lovely summer NYC night, as stellar artists paid tribute to a special time and place, getting together didn’t seem like such a crazy idea at all.

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