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‘Chicago: VI Decades Live: This Is What We Do’ Makes Case For Band’s Early Greatness (BOX SET REVIEW)

Since Chicago’s 2016 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, there’s been a flurry of activity around the group. This five-disc set and the subsequent multi-format release of a 2018 concert performance on ...

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Vintage Stash: Rediscovering The Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Catalog (ALBUM REVIEWS)

Even if the names Delaney and Bonnie may not sound readily familiar to modern musiclovers, the style of music they forged during their relatively brief time together certainly should. (Re)discovery of the late Joe Cocker’s ...

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Looking Back at Foghat’s Five Most Essential Albums

Like so many bands of the Seventies and Eighties, Foghat soldier on to this day, currently under the aegis of drummer Roger Earl. Celebrating the fortieth anniversary of their original concert album this year with ...

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Nick Lowe’s Discography Still Shines (VINTAGE STASH)

So it goes!?…Who would’ve thought the smart-ass purveyor of pure pop for now people would go on to an extended career that would morph into something of a musicological expedition? Nick Lowe produced the earliest ...

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Van Morrison: It’s Too Late to Stop Now…Volumes II, III, IV & DVD Box Set (ALBUM REVIEWS)

The announcement of the archiving of Van Morrison’s considerably lengthy discography through Legacy Music no doubt generated cautious optimism among his fans and music lovers in general. Previous reissue initiatives consisted of straight remastering with ...

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Van Morrison’s Early Legacy Re-Documented on ‘The Complete Them 1964-1967 (ALBUM REVIEW)

If Van Morrison’s career had never progressed past his years with Them, he might still deserve his own chapter in the history of contemporary rock and roll. And that’s because his galvanizing presence, transcends the ...

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Faces Remaster All Four Studio Albums, Plus Rarities On ‘You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything’ (1970-1975) Box Set

Compared to the splendidly comprehensive scholarship that is the four-CD hardbound set, Five Guys Walk Into a Bar from 2004,  the five-disc box You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975), (released at least ...

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Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks Archive Series Reissues – Harpur Collage ’70, MSG ’90, Stanley Theatre ’70, Dane County Coliseum ’78, Nassau Coliseum ’81

It’s a tribute to the longstanding appeal of the Grateful Dead that their (and rock’s?) first bonafide archival series is now well into it’s third year of reissues via Real Gone Music. The titles originally ...

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Johnny Winter- True To the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story (BOX SET REVIEW)

As depicted in its chronological delineation of recordings, True to the Blues illustrates how the recently deceased Johnny Winter became one of contemporary blues’ most formidable guitar heroes. Rising above more than a little hype ...

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Eric Clapton Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings (BOX SET REVIEW)

It’s a measure of Eric Clapton’s iconic stature as the prototypical guitar hero that his extended career encompasses so many stellar milestones. The tenure with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers remains a touchpoint in contemporary blues even ...

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