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

Eric Clapton Opens 1st Tour Since 2014

After years of playing either brief residencies or a handful of shows here and there, Slowhand is back at age 76 with a real tour, though the set is brief

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Traffic’s ‘Welcome to the Canteen’: Together Again

The front album cover didn’t even call them Traffic; it just listed the names of the musicians. But there was no mistaking who they were.

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John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Turns 50: ‘Ultimate Collection’ Review

The original 10-track 1971 album has been expanded for this release to include…well, more than you could have possibly imagined

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David Crosby/Graham Nash’s ‘Wind On the Water’: And Then There Were Two

In 1975, with CSN&Y in limbo once again, the two banded together to make a followup to their debut as a duo. They landed their 2nd Top 10 LP

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Bob Seger’s ‘Against the Wind’: Rockin’ the Mainstream

It’s difficult to discern any one Seger album that stands out overall. Yet even now, some 40+ years on, ‘Against the Wind’ still ranks as one of Bob’s best.

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Leo Sayer’s ‘Just a Boy’: A Big Leap Forward

The singer-songwriter’s second LP found him at the cusp of a career that would lead to greater glories, while ensuring his stature on the singles charts.

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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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‘The Jimmie Vaughan Story’ Reviewed: A Big Box of Blues

The 5-CD box features music spanning five decades, including collaborations with Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons and, of course, brother Stevie Ray Vaughan

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