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

‘John Prine’: A Debut for the Ages for a Songwriter’s Songwriter

The album is a quiet masterpiece, a portrait of a young singer-songwriter already fully formed and crafting songs for the ages.

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Stephen Stills & Judy Collins in 2017 Concert, At Last

The former lovers and longtime superstars finally made an album together and tour as a pair. Our reviewer says it was worth the wait.

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‘All Things Must Pass’–George Harrison’s Crowning Solo Set @ 50

Released in 1970 as the Beatles officially split and all four dropped solo albums, Harrison’s mammoth boxed set was a dark horse.

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Chicago’s Eclectic Debut Album: With Authority

Chicago’s speedy ascent was fueled by a landmark debut that made an immediate splash with critics and listeners, but it was more than a hit record.

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Electric Light Orchestra’s ‘Eldorado’: Broader Borders

For their fourth LP, ELO moved past the uncertainties of their early years and took listeners on a journey into the future.

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Badfinger ‘Straight Up’: A Power Pop Masterpiece

They began as proteges of the Beatles, then became power pop heroes. The story behind one of the classic Apple Records albums.

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Aerosmith Triumphs at Jazz Fest 2018: Watch

The band’s first performance of the year treated the Crescent City to a 17-song set

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Dr. John’s ‘Gumbo’: A New Orleans Master’s Thesis

For the sessions, instead of his own new material, he breathed authentic life into lively new versions of hometown classics.

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Rolling Stones Defy Age at Spectacular 2019 MetLife Concert

They remain the undisputed world’s greatest rock and roll band. Our review of their No Filter North American tour when they refused to show their age

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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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