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Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition

Read "Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Deluxe Edition" reviewed by Doug Collette

Close on the heels of Pearl Jam's explosive induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's obviously no coincidence an expanded twenty-fifth anniversary edition appears of the soundtrack to Singles, the (third) film by Cameron Crowe, focused on the ascendant grunge scene of the early 1990s in Seattle.

Available in super deluxe ...

Van Morrison: The Authorized Bang Collection

Read "The Authorized Bang Collection" reviewed by Doug Collette

The casual listener who marvels at the apparent distance Van Morrison covered between “Brown Eyed Girl" and the moody mystical atmosphere of the next year's Astral Weeks (Warner Bros., 1968) will no doubt be astounded to hear The Authorized Bang Collection. As much guidance as the young 'Belfast Cowboy' was absorbing from mentorand label founder Bert ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Erroll Garner: Ready Take One

Read "Ready Take One" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Erroll Garner (1923-1977) played the piano like all was well with the world, with a flashy and elegant panache. And sometimes that's just what we need. With a swinging style that bubbled up from the stride and ragtime traditions, and nudged into the bop arena, Garner's was an ebullient sound--virtuosic and embellished with ornamental phrasings and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miles Davis: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5

Read "Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol. 5" reviewed by Doug Collette

If ever a band of Miles Davis' deserved the high-intensity inspection/dissection represented by The Bootleg Series Vol. 5, it is his second great quintet. With that man with the horn as the great catalyst, the rapport between pianist Herbie Hancock, saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams is virtually unparalleled in the history ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Van Morrison: It's Too Late to Stop Now - Volumes II, III, IV & DVD

Read "Van Morrison: It's Too Late to Stop Now - Volumes II, III, IV & DVD" reviewed by Doug Collette

The announcement of the archiving of Van Morrison's considerably lengthy discography through Legacy Music no doubt generated cautious optimism among his fans and musiclovers in general. Previous reissue initiatives consisted of straight remasterings with minimal bonus additions in any form, while the retrospective of thirty unreleased recordings called The Philosopher's Stone (Polydor, 1998) seemed like a ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues

Read "Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette

The absolutely splendid Buddy Guy box set Can't Quit the Blues is worth (re)visiting on a number of fronts, the most immediate of which is that this icon of the blues has once again elevated his contemporary profile opening for Jeff Beck on tour during the summer of 2016 . But El Becko is only one ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Roger Waters: The Wall Live

Read "Roger Waters: The Wall Live" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Roger Waters and Sean Evans
Roger Waters the Wall
Universal
2014

It is interesting how things from a distant past still resonate deeply with people even decades after they were first made and introduced. Pink Floyd's seminal album The Wall (EMI, 1979) was the pinnacle of this ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

Read "Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981" reviewed by Doug Collette

The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981 is a stellar package of Weather Report concert recordings focusing on that phase of this groundbreaking group's career where they were truly rock stars visiting from a jazz world. It stands as further affirmation of the constant change implied in their name as much as their continual transcendence of the jazz-rock ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Bob Dylan: Bootleg Series Volume 12, The Cutting Edge

Read "Bob Dylan: Bootleg Series Volume 12, The Cutting Edge" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The Bob Dylan's ongoing bootleg series have proven to be a real treasure trove for fans of this renowned singer and songwriter. Not even his most optimistic and devoted fans could have foreseen the breadth and depth of his past catalog which so far has brought to the light things buried deep in the vaults. After ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981

Read "Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981" reviewed by John Kelman

While live documents from Weather Report's 16-year run continue to be unearthed, and while live albums have previously documented the group's 1978 tour, there's been precious little from its final tours of 1980/81, when the group returned more decidedly to its jazz roots with one of the best albums in its discography, 1980's Night Passage. Only ...


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