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

2019 in Review: The Best New Albums by Classic Rockers

Our comprehensive guide to this year’s newly recorded albums by classic rockers, including The Who, Santana, Chrissie Hynde, Bruce Springsteen and others.

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Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus Deluxe: Review

Rock may today seem less likely to take over and remake the world, but most of this music still sounds just as good as it did in 1968.

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The Band’s 2nd Album: A Rustic Masterpiece

Following up their debut Music From Big Pink, Dylan’s former backup band made a transcendent, self-titled masterpiece in 1969. Here’s the story.

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‘Echo in the Canyon’: Quiet Yet Tectonic Shift in Music History

The documentary tells the story of how the improbable concentration of musicians in Laurel Canyon spawned the California sound of the 1960s

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‘Running on Empty’: Jackson Browne’s Romance of the Road

The 1977 LP was Browne’s most surprising, least typical album, a game-changer that updated his identity from folk-rock troubadour to rock headliner.

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Band on the Run: The LP That Saved McCartney

The recording sessions were plagued with problems, but Paul McCartney and Wings made the best of it. The result: one of his most beloved LPs.

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Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ @50 Live: Review

They didn’t dare bill it as a Byrds reunion, but to those fans who caught a show on one of the year’s most talked-about tours, that’s exactly what it was.

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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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