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

When Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Were ‘Lost in the Ozone’ (Again)

There was much more to this genre-defying band than “Hot Rod Lincoln.” Here is the back story of a truly versatile and unique group.

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Genesis Opens 2021 North American Tour

The audience was treated to a mix of hits and album cuts, and the spectacular light show that has always been one of the band’s live hallmarks

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Petula Clark Treats Audience to Her Big Hits

The English singer performed many of the hit singles that delighted radio listeners in the ’60s, displaying an air of confidence befitting her 7 decades as an entertainer

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Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Heart Like a Wheel’ Breakthrough

After her first four albums, followers of country-rock knew there was something special about her. On her fifth, they found out what it was

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Traffic’s ‘The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys’: Rock on the Fusion Frontier

What had begun as post-‘Sgt. Pepper’ psychedelia turned toward a darker, more idiosyncratic synthesis of jazz, blues, world music and English folk elements.

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The Rolling Stones’ ‘Tattoo You’ Expanded Edition: Review

Though not as focused or satisfying as their 1960s-’70s classics, the recording is often cited as the group’s last great album.

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The Moody Blues’ Masterpiece, ‘Days of Future Passed’

It was a new concept: a rock band would play its new songs, read some poems and be backed up by an orchestra. Today it’s considered a landmark recording

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Rickie Lee Jones’ Debut: Hipster Chic, Beyond Laurel Canyon

She reached beyond folk, rock and blues influences then dominant among Los Angeles’ singer-songwriters, looking to earlier generations of songsmiths.

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Bonnie Raitt Rebounds in the ‘Nick of Time’

Just when her career needed a boost, Raitt switched labels and came up with her biggest hit album, which took her all the way to number one

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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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