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

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

Audiences for his 2017-18 “Us + Them” world tour were in for a treat. Waters chose many Floyd favorites. Our review, with 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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Al Stewart’s ‘Year of the Cat’: Musical Cinema

Stewart liked the title track, but didn’t consider it suitable as a single, until producer Alan Parsons and the record company convinced him of its destiny.

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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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Warren Zevon’s ‘Excitable Boy’ LP: Werewolves and Lawyers, Oh My

With songs like “Werewolves of London,” “Lawyers, Guns and Money” and the title track, it was not only his greatest work but a singer-songwriter classic.

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‘Workingman’s Dead’ @50: A 3-CD Celebration of the Grateful Dead’s Commercial Breakthrough

The Grateful Dead’s stripped-down, roots- and country-based music gave the San Francisco band their biggest commercial success to date.

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Little Richard’s ’70s Comeback Albums: Review

Though not on a par with his best work, these records leave no doubt that Richard’s flamboyant personality and high energy level remained intact.

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The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’: Cornerstone of Country-Rock

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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‘Ringo’: His 1973 Solo Breakthrough, With a Little Help From You Know Who

Although he’d had a couple of solo hits post-Beatles, the albums just weren’t happening. Then he reached into his phone book and made a few calls.

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Rush’s ‘Permanent Waves’ @40: Ready for the ’80s

The album marked one of the few times that a veteran rock band managed to remain current without it being a blatant attempt at crass commercialization.

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