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

Graham Nash’s ‘Songs for Beginners’ @50

His stunning solo debut, arriving when CSNY was in flux, exemplified Nash’s ability to navigate the divide between desire and despair.

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Rod Stewart’s ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’: Ha!

The man who one said, “I’m a rock star because I couldn’t be a soccer star,” broke through with his solo third album, which included the smash “Maggie May”

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s ‘Déjà vu’ Deluxe: Review

The set offers an opportunity to reappraise this classic album and also peek behind the curtain, see how it came together.

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Live’ (Deluxe Edition)—Going Their Own Way

‘Live’ presents a generous helping of hits from a band at the peak of its powers, plus several more obscure tunes from the band’s catalog.

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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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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’: A Blue Jean Baby

He was everywhere in 1971 but still hadn’t quite found his way. Then he released the first album that defined his singular gifts.

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Little Feat’s ‘Waiting for Columbus’: The End of the Beginning

How they pulled off one of the best live albums of all time is a heartening story of persistence and a sad, cautionary tale.

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Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’: More Than a Little Help

“We can imagine how exhausted Cocker, Russell and Co. must have been when they got off the road, but from the audience’s point of view, it was worth it.”

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Cher at the MGM Park, Las Vegas: She Got Us, Babe

She bragged she didn’t mind telling folks her age because people would either be amazed she’s still alive or amazed she can still fit in her costumes

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Blonde on Blonde’ @55

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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