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The Velvet Underground

With four CDs and 42 songs, The Complete Matrix Tapes is a vital anthology of one of the finest rock bands at their best by Richie Unterberger On November 11, 1969, the Velvet Underground began a series of shows at the small Ma...
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Quiero Creedence


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The Review 3.5 / 5 - Good
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The Sound and the Fury

Unmasked: the Platinum Collection pulls together the best of Andrew Lloyd Weber; and new reissues for Sister Rosetta Tharpe fans BY GILLIAN G. GAAR THERE IT WAS, WAITING FOR ME when I came home from camp in the summer of 1971:...
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Pentangle (1969)

1960s British folk quintet, Pentangle, get a new boxed set

Cherry Red release includes all six LPs and 45 bonus tracks By Richie Unterberger Along with Fairport Convention, Pentangle were the top British folk-rock group of the late 1960s and early 1970s. True, folk-rock was a label Pen...
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Best CDs of 2016

In case you missed them, here’s a look at some of last year’s best CDs and boxed sets   Loud Hailer – Jeff Beck (Atco/Rhino) Guitarist Jeff Beck has been 
an influential force since the 1960’s. Hi...
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The Who Times Two

The Who Live at the Fillmore East 1968 and the 45th anniversary expanded edition of Pete Townshend’s Who Came First BY RICHIE UNTERBERGER From the time Keith Moon joined the band in 1964, the Who were renowned as one of the m...
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Nina Simone: The Colpix Singles

The singer’s stint at the label (1959 to 1963) was a strange and frustrating period BY RICHIE UNTERBERGER NINA SIMONE’S STINT at Colpix Records, taking in the years 1959 to 1963, was a strange and frustrating period f...
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THE BEST OF 2015

The Year’s Premier CDs and CD Boxed Sets By Richard Antone Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival (Experience Hendrix/Legacy) Anyone who’s seen the concert documentary Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church knows ...
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2017’s Standout CDs

By Richard Antone As a tumultuous year for our planet comes to a close and we plan ahead, let ‘s take a look at some of the best CDs and boxed sets of 2017. The Singles The Doors (Elektra /Rhino) Perhaps you first heard T...
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