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

Both Sides of Joni Mitchell at the Isle of Wight 1970

At first she appears shaken and angry. She asks for some respect. She gets it. The audience begins listening attentively and calls her back for an encore.

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The Supremes at Their Peak With A’ Go-Go: Review

The expanded edition of the Motown trio’s first–and only–studio album to hit #1 includes mono and stereo mixes plus loads and loads of covers

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‘Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful’ & The Evolution of Their Good-Time Music

For their third studio album, the band knew that it wanted no two songs to sound alike. The result: no two songs sounded alike.

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Kinks’ Masterful ‘Show-Biz’ LP Gets a 2nd Act

The Kinks returned to America in 1972 after a ban to become the arena rock band they deserved to be. This expanded reissue catches them at that juncture

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Pete Townshend/Ronnie Lane’s ‘Rough Mix’: An Overlooked Gem

The collaboration between the Who mastermind and Faces great was sadly overlooked at the time of its release, but is now considered a minor masterpiece.

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Arlo Guthrie’s Free 2019 Concert at Woodstock Site

“Fancy being here. I sort of remember this,” said the folk singer-songwriter as he took the stage 50 years to the day of when he played the original ’69 fest

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‘Who’s Next’: Plan B Yields a Career Blockbuster

Born from the ashes of an abandoned project Pete Townshend called ‘Lifehouse,’ the band’s 1971 masterwork triumphed through songcraft and performance.

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‘David Crosby: Remember My Name’ Doc: Review

His frankness and honesty drive the documentary, one of the most intimate portraits of a major rock star ever committed to film.

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Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Hasten Down The Wind’: Right Songs, Right Singer

The 1976 release became Ronstadt’s third platinum album in a row, and earned her the second of her eventual 13 Grammy awards.

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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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