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 Monkees’ ‘Farewell Tour’ Review: ‘1966 All Over Again’

Credit is due Dolenz and Nesmith for keeping alive the spirit, as well as the sound, of the Monkees. Their televised impishness continues to translate well.

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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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Genesis Opens 2021 Reunion Tour

The Last Domino, delayed for a year, is the first reunion tour for Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks since 2007

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‘Smiley Smile’: The Beach Boys Album That Wasn’t Supposed to Be

Their followup to ‘Pet Sounds’ was a quick replacement for an abandoned masterpiece-to-be. Some fans didn’t love it, but in time its reputation has grown.

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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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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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