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

‘Sgt. Pepper’ Super Deluxe Edition: Review

For many it’s the crowning achievement of the Beatles and rock itself. You want to believe these mixes are new recordings

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Quicksilver Messenger Service’s Shining Debut

Years of playing and professionalism produced one of the era’s best records, whose sheer musicality shines as brightly today.

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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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John Fogerty and All Those Hits: 2018 Review

That voice, his guitar playing, those incredibly descriptive lyrics, and the experience of seeing the legend perform CCR and solo favorites, made for a great night

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Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ Revisited

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

She bragged she didn’t mind telling folks she’s 73 because people would either be amazed she’s still alive or amazed she can still fit in her costumes.

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Maria Muldaur’s Solo Debut: Smart, Sassy and Seductive

The album, which included the top 10 hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” is a potent blend of country, blues, folk and pop, and it still sounds fresh.

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‘Wildflowers’: Tom Petty’s Heartbroken Solo Masterpiece

Petty called it his favorite album. Its generous song list only hinted at the virtual torrent of material he was creating during this period.

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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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The Guess Who’s ‘American Woman’ @ 50

The Canadian band had been scoring with ballads like “These Eyes” and “Laughing.” Now they wanted to rock. American Woman introduced a new Guess Who.

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