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

‘John Barleycorn’: From Winwood Solo Project to Traffic Reunion

The 1970 album morphed into a full-blown Traffic reunion with the addition of Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to the fold.

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Little Feat: ‘Feats Don’t Fail Me Now’ Expanded Edition Reviewed

Highlights include several alternate versions and outtakes, plus an hour-long 1975 concert recording.

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Revisiting the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Super Deluxe Edition

For many it’s the crowning achievement of the Beatles and rock itself. You want to believe these mixes are new recordings

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The Band and Their Pioneering ‘Music From Big Pink’: Review

The album offered quiet songs of experience bathed in a rustic glow, with no hints of the futurism and none of the kilowatt drama then prevalent elsewhere in rock.

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Bob Dylan ‘Blonde on Blonde’: Twice As Good—Review

In many ways, it’s still Dylan’s defining album, one that helped to affirm his lingering largess. Its iconic standing remains as indelible as ever

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A Box Set Collects Four Joni Mitchell Asylum Albums: Review

She followed her muse in multiple directions, taking one chance after another, and most of the time, succeeding brilliantly.

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1974’s Bad Company Debut Album: When Rock Fans Couldn’t Get Enough

Arising from the ashes of Free, Bad Company pursued a more stripped-down hard-rock vision. By the end of 1974, they had a #1 LP and were headlining arenas.

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‘I See You Live on Love Street’ Samples the Abundant Laurel Canyon Music Scene: Review

The set includes Frank Zappa, the Mamas and the Papas, Love, the Turtles, Warren Zevon, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Poco, Linda Ronstadt and many more.

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Elvis Costello & the Imposters Live: 2024 Review

His band was well-oiled, ready to pivot when he changed up some of the arrangements on the fly.

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The Rascals’ ‘Time Peace’: A Greatest Hits LP That Foretold the Future

While the collection could be considered a document detailing the end of an era, it also marked a makeover: Time was marching on for the band.

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