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ARTICLE: THE VINYL POST

The Atlantic Years

Read "The Atlantic Years" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Now that the vinyl boom has officially become big business, it is not surprising that major labels are scrambling to put together reissue projects from their back catalogs that will benefit from this cash cow. Rhino has already successfully tapped their holdings for superb mono boxed sets from both John Coltrane and Ray Charles. For their ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Chicago: Chicago II

Read "Chicago II" reviewed by Doug Collette

Chicago II deserves its stereo remix and mastering by British audiophile extraordinaire Steven Wilson for any number of reasons, the most prominent of which is that, at this early juncture in the band's career, its creativity was at full flower, minus the pedantic tendencies or self-conscious pretension that would arise on later records.

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ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix)

Read "Chicago II (Steven Wilson Remix)" reviewed by John Kelman

It's rare that an opportunity presents itself to directly compare a high resolution remaster with a high resolution remix, but with last year's Quadio (Rhino) box set containing Blu Ray Audio versions (at 24-bit/192KHz) of its first nine studio recordings (including, curiously, a completely superfluous, early Greatest Hits package) and the recent, single-disc reissue of Chicago ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen: Poetry For The Beat Generation

Read "Poetry For The Beat Generation" reviewed by Sacha O'Grady

Jack Kerouac is most famous for his iconic novel On the Road, a book which helped define an entire generation of drifters, hitchhikers, poets and musicians (although not exclusively in that order), all of whom Kerouac collectively coined as “The Beat Generation." Upon publication in 1957, On the Road was celebrated by The New York Times ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Faces: Stay With Me Anthology

Read "Faces: Stay With Me Anthology" reviewed by Doug Collette

Something of a miniature cross between the 4CD hardbound set, Five Guys Walk Into a Bar (Rhino, 2004) and the five-disc box You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (1970-1975) (Rhino, 2015), this double disc package contains official album recordings, (in recently remastered form), singles and live cuts that, combined with a passionate, insightful essay ...

Yes: Progeny - Highlights From Seventy Two

Read "Yes: Progeny - Highlights From Seventy Two" reviewed by Doug Collette

Progeny: Highlights From Seventy Two consists of ninety minutes of live recordings exhumed from Yes' 1972 tour, some of which were released as Yessongs (Atlantic, 1973). Culled from seven previously unreleased recordings of complete concerts, and sequenced to approximate a setlist of the time, this two package comes adorned in vintage Roger Dean artwork that, vivid ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stephen Stills: Carry On

Read "Carry On" reviewed by Carlo Wolff

Stephen Stills is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has contributed remarkable, deeply human--and humanizing--songs to the rock 'n' roll canon for going on 52 years. An unabashed liberal who has contributed to numerous political campaigns over the years, Stills puts passion and conviction into his artistry. He always has. Remember the first time you heard ...