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

The Doors’ ‘Soft Parade’ @50: Still Rockin’

The album’s pop leanings notwithstanding, the Doors were still very much a rock and roll band at the time of its release.

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James Taylor’s Seminal ‘Sweet Baby James’

It ushered in the singer-songwriter era and has endured as a beacon to listeners and like-minded musicians for half a century.

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Review: Chuck Berry’s 1987 Concert Film with 7 Hours of Bonus Material

The classic film features the master rock pioneer joined by Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James and more.

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Billy Idol Recounts Dancing With Danger

Idol recalls his punk-rock past, wild years on booze & drugs plus English family background to give an honest look at the star and the man behind the sneer

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Gene Clark’s ‘No Other’: An Underrated Country-Rock Gem

The album by the former Byrds member, over the years, has attracted enough of a cult following to prompt the recent release of a boxed set.

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‘Astral Weeks’: Van Morrison’s Masterpiece

A “feverish poetic intensity persists” throughout the cycle of songs that comprise Morrison’s 1968 work, even as those songs shift in pace and tone.

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Steve Miller Band’s ‘Welcome to the Vault’ Reviewed

The album’s less-commercial and less-familiar material may prove revelatory to those who know Miller solely or primarily from the hits.

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The Beatles’ White Album: Facts and Trivia

At the same time they were maturing, they were leaving behind the Beatles. Here are some fascinating details on all 30 tracks on their ’68 masterpiece.

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Queen’s A Night at the Opera: Wonderfully Uneven

Their fourth album was “a showy spectacle that revels in its bombastic production” and gave us “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It’s also an indisputable classic.

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Jeff Lynne’s ELO Lights Up NYC Stage: 2015 Review

It was a triumphant night for the Maestro as he played to an enthusiastic sold-out crowd at NYC’s Irving Plaza for his first U.S. comeback show

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