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

‘Disraeli Gears’: When Cream Rose to the Top

On their second album, the trio honed their virtuosic interplay to a sharper edge and added a more modern sensibility spiked with psychedelia.

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Prince ‘Purple Rain’ Deluxe Reissues Review

Says our reviewer: “It is both a welcomed arrival and a mixed bag, delivering some very desirable material and some far less so.”

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Traffic’s ‘Mr. Fantasy’ Debut Album: In Your Mind

In the hands of a lesser group than Traffic, the various musical styles represented on ‘Mr. Fantasy’ may well have been a mishmash.

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Rolling Stones 2019 Tour Begins, At Last

With a limber Mick Jagger looking as fit as ever, the Stones finally kicked off the 2019 edition of their “No Filter” tour, at Soldier Field in Chicago

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Jeff Lynne and Dhani Harrison Sing Wilburys’ Favorite: Watch

Jeff Lynne’s ELO opened their 2019 North American tour with a 20-song set of favorites. He was joined by his former bandmate’s son on “Handle With Care”

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Rolling Stones Wrap Up 2018 Tour: Look Back

The final gig of the 2017-18 #NoFilter tour saw the band surveying their career, pumping out hit after hit and a handful of surprises.

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Joey Molland’s Badfinger: 2017 Concert Review

Joey Molland, the lone surviving member of the band’s defining era, spun through their hits and more at a Connecticut gig. We were there!

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Glen Campbell ‘The Legacy’ Box Set Review

He scored no fewer than 20 pop hits in a 10-year period that began in 1967, and, in 1969, he actually outsold the Beatles.

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Harry Nilsson’s Ambitious ‘Schmilsson’ LP Revisited

Noteworthy for its scope and ambition, the album was justifiably rewarded with worldwide success that took Nilsson to the next level of stardom.

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Western Stars’: Review

Every number on this disc is ear candy, thanks partly to indelible melodies and to the moody, perfectly attuned instrumentation.

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