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Tribeca 2022 Review: The DOC

In the rap and hip hop world, it's one thing to have confidence and ego about being one of the ...
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The Beatles and India: An Enduring Love Affair Blu-ray Review

This new feature-length documentary directed by Ajoy Bose was released June 21, 2022 by MVD Visual on DVD and Blu-ray. ...
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The Police: Around the World (Restored & Expanded) Review: An Entertaining Scrapbook from the Band’s Early Days

Originally available on VHS and Laserdisc, The Police: Around The World (Restored & Expanded) is now available on DVD and ...
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How They Got Over: Gospel Quartets and the Road to Rock & Roll DVD Review

Rock & roll’s roots draw from numerous genres—blues, country, and rhythm and blues, to name a few.  However, gospel remains ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: In the Court of the Crimson King

I've seen King Crimson once in concert. It was at the Greek in Los Angeles in 2017, and I went ...
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SXSW 2022 Review: This Much I Know to Be True

Months ahead of its cinematic release in theaters, the SXSW audience had the opportunity to view the new music documentary ...
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The Legend of the Stardust Brothers DVD Review: ’80s Japanese Manic Musical

The Legend of the Stardust Brothers is overlong, amateurishly acted, and schizophrenically directed. It has several scenes that make no ...
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Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché Movie Review: Her Trailblazing Music Career Is Only Part of the Story

“I wasn’t ready to be the caretaker of Poly Styrene’s legacy. I just lost my Mum,” Celeste Bell says at ...
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ABBA Forever: The Winner Takes It All DVD Review: This New Documentary Is Unsatisfying

The TV movie/documentary which hit U.S. television in August of 2019, and now DVD, chronicles the History of ABBA, currently ...
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David Byrne’s American Utopia Movie Review: Beautifully Filmed but Imperfect Concert

David Byrne is one of those typical outsider becoming insider American stories. He set out to make oddball music, and ...
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The Soul of The Midnight Special 10-DVD Set Review: As Chic Says, ‘Good Times’

The Midnight Special ran a bit before my time, but through Time Life’s The Soul Of The Midnight Special I ...
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From the Couch Hole: Come and Join the Living

Previously on FTCH, we doubled up on Vaughn and King, and we went lime, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, and frosted sugar ...
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Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73 Review: A Glimpse at the Legend on the Cusp of Fame

Bob Marley and The Wailers’ The Capitol Session ’73 was lost to history until researcher Martin Disney unearthed a three-minute clip ...
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Album Review: Bob Marley & the Wailers: The Capitol Session ’73

Tuff Gong and Mercury Studios present Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Capitol Session ‘73 (although known as The Wailers ...
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Punk the Capital Blu-ray Review: Building a Sound Movement

If you are a punk or a fan of punk and hardcore, you know the importance of Washington DC in the ...
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From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Live at Knebworth ’76 DVD Review: A Day the Giants of Southern Rock Held Their Own Against the Stones

On August 21, 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd were part of a star-studded lineup at the third annual Knebworth Festival in England. ...
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Austin City Limits: Country (10-Disc Set) Review: A Vital Historical Document of Country Music

Austin City Limits: Country is a music fan's dream. This two-volume set comprised of 10 discs contains 164 live uncut ...
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Sundance 2021 Review: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

During the summer of 1969, a remarkable music festival was held in New York that featured some of the world's ...
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The Go-Go’s Movie Review: Girls Rock. Duh.

The Go-Go's documentary, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won two awards, “Best Music Documentary” and “Most Compelling ...
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review

Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour was in support of his album Desire, released January 5, 1976 between the two ...
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Greendale Movie Review: Neil Young’s Uplifting Musical Novel

In 2003, Neil Young released Greendale, a concept album, or what he called a "musical novel" that found him backed by ...
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Zappa Movie Review: A Compelling Look at One of History’s Most Intriguing Musicians

From director Alex Winter of Bill and Ted fame comes Zappa, a deep dive into the life and career of ...
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Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan Movie Review

Do you listen to the Pogues? If your answer is "no" or "I'm not sure", as the holidays are upon ...
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Dolly: The Ultimate Collection 19-Disc DVD Review: The Queen of Country Conquers TV

The first four volumes of Dolly: The Ultimate Collection from Time Life contains a massive amount of TV appearances across 19 discs ...
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Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind DVD Review: Something Very Special

Named after Canadian troubadour Gordon Lightfoot's 1970 breakout hit in the United States, Martha Kehoe and Joan Tosoni's biographical documentary ...
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Burt Sugarman’s The Soul of The Midnight Special: Volume 1 (1973-1976) DVD Review: A Soulful Nostalgia Trip

Long before MTV, if you wanted to see your favorite artist perform their latest hits, you had limited choices: see ...
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The Rolling Stones: Steel Wheels Live (Atlantic City, NJ, 1989) DVD Review: Sucking in the ’80s

In 1989, the Rolling Stones returned to the stage from a seven-year touring hiatus. They needn't have bothered. Ok, so ...
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The B-52’s: Live at US Festival DVD Review: Will Make You Feel a Whole Lot Better

In 1982, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, with the help of concert impresario Bill Graham, spearheaded the US Festival, a three-day ...
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Suzi Q Movie Review: Looks at the Groundbreaking Career of Rocker Suzi Quatro

Australian director Liam Firmager spent four years working on Suzi Q, the definitive documentary of Detroit-born rock star Suzi Quatro, who rocketed ...
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When We Were Kings Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Marvelous Time Capsule of Muhammad Ali in 1974

Leon Gast's When We Were Kings documents the "Rumble in the Jungle," the legendary boxing match between undefeated heavyweight champion George Foreman ...
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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band Movie Review

Even before learning that the film was based on Robbie Robertson's memoir Testimony, his name separate from “The Band” in ...
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The Vinyl Revival DVD Review: A Loving Look at the Resurgence of Vinyl Records

In 2011, director Pip Piper read Last Shop Standing (Whatever Happened to Record Shops) by Graham Jones and it struck a nerve. ...
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Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice DVD Review: A Fantastic Appreciation

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice is a biographical documentary that Ronstadt was involved with as she introduces the ...
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Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: Live at the Roundhouse Movie Review

Pink Floyd was formed in 1965 by Syd Barrett (guitar, lead vocals), Nick Mason (drums), Roger Waters (bass guitar, vocals), ...
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ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas Blu-ray Review: The Rise of ZZ Top

ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas is a documentary that tells the story of the band, from their ...
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Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll Blu-ray Review: It’s Good to Be the King

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll pays tribute to the man many consider the King of Rock 'n' Roll, through ...
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I’ll Never Forget You: The Last 72 Hours of Lynyrd Skynyrd DVD Review

I'll Never Forget You: The Last 72 Hours Of Lynyrd Skynyrd is the second recent documentary about Southern rock band Lynyrd ...
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Concert Review: Art Alexakis – The Wayfarer, Costa Mesa, CA – 11/15/19

I've been an Everclear fan since the beginning. I have all the albums, a ton of rare singles, and even ...
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The Cure: 40 Live – Curætion-25 + Anniversary Blu-ray Review: A Black Ruby Jubilee

The Cure: 40 Live collects two outstanding concerts performed in the summer of 2018 as founder Robert Smith, bassist Simon Gallup ...
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Mountaintop Movie Review: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Reunite in ‘Colorado’

At Studio in the Clouds, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, 8750 feet above sea level, Neil Young reassembled his backing band Crazy ...
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Blade: Original Motion Picture Score Review: Hauntingly Unclear

Written by Michael Frank Blade is a cult classic for a reason. It features a jacked-up Wesley Snipes, loads of vampires, ...
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Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019 Movie Review: They Will Choose Farewell

In 2014, Rush (guitarist Alex Lifeson, vocalist/bassist Geddy Lee, and druumer Neil Peart) released R40, a collector's box set that ...
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The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration Blu-ray Review: Armed with Will and Determination and Grace, Too

As I wrote in my review of the documentary The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running, "On May 24, 2016, it ...
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The Tragically Hip: Long Time Running Blu-ray Review: Beating the Inevitability of Death Just a Little Bit

On May 24, 2016, it was announced that The Tragically Hip's lead singer Gord Downie had incurable brain cancer.  In ...
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Festival (1967) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Better Than Woodstock

In the early part of the 20th Century, various folklorists, including John Lomax, wandered about the country documenting the songs ...
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Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Glimpses into the Heart of the Artist

By the time Bob Dylan toured England in the Spring of 1965, he’d released five albums (two of which went ...
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The Other Side of the Mirror: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 Blu-ray Review

Murray Lerner filmed the performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, ’64, and ’65, and from those concerts created ...
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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack Review

This volume of Dylan’s Bootleg Series is the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese’s documentary No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, which debuted ...
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Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Deluxe Edition) DVD Review: Star-studded, Jam-packed, Mid-career Celebration of One of Rock’s Greats

The 1980s were not particularly kind to Bob Dylan.  There were a few highlights including successful tours with Tom Petty ...
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Vince Guaraldi Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Snoopy’s Doghouse Edition) Soundtrack Review

Written by Greg Barbrick I look forward to the holiday season for a few reasons, and one of them is ...
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Concert Review: Michael Nesmith, The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI, 4/7/13

For years, Michael Nesmith famously avoided the concert stage, both as a solo artist and as a member of the ...
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Concert Review: An Evening with The Monkees, Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 11/10/12

The Monkees 12-date tour this past fall was a bittersweet affair.  No doubt many were delighted to see the return ...
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Best of Bond…James Bond: 50 Years – 50 Tracks Review: An Outstanding Collection

Bond. James Bond. For some, it's the man itself that makes them jump up and down with delight -- personal ...
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Reflections on Paul McCartney’s ‘Live and Let Die’

James Bond films are known for many things, especially the gadgets, the girls, and the music.  John Barry's "James Bond ...
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The Beatles: Their Golden Age DVD Review: A Short, but Information-packed Documentary on the Fab Four

It’s not possible to thoroughly cover the Beatles’ unparalleled career in an hour, but The Beatles: Their Golden Age attempts ...
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The Raconteurs: Live at Montreux 2008 Blu-ray Review: A Consoling Set of Modern Rock

When James Brown died in 2006, the title of “hardest working man in show business” was vacated. Jack White might ...
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Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones: Live at the Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981 Review: The Students Join the Teacher On Stage

In November 1981, fans attending the Muddy Waters show at Buddy Guy’s old club, the Checkerboard Lounge, were in for ...
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Pink Floyd: The Story of Wish You Were Here Blu-ray Review: Their Musical Talents Shine On

At the Live 8 concert in London, England, in 2005, Roger Waters joined his old mates in Pink Floyd for ...
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Stone Temple Pilots: Alive in the Windy City Blu-ray Review: They Still Deliver

While the members of Stone Temple Pilots have often made for a volatile mix off the stage, there is no ...
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Kasabian Live!: Live at the O2 Blu-ray Review: A Spirited Performance

British indie rockers, Kasabian, took the UK and Ireland by storm with a sold-out arena tour at the end of ...
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Duran Duran: Live 2011: A Diamond in the Mind Blu-ray Review: They’ve Lost Nothing to Time

Duran Duran has always been as much a visual experience as an audio one. During the 1980s, their songs dominated ...
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Van der Graaf Generator: Live at the Metropolis Studios, London Review: Who Doesn’t Love the Prog?

Written by Greg Barbrick Van der Graaf Generator were one of those groups who could have only flourished in the ...
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Bill Nelson and the Gentlemen Rocketeers: Live at the Metropolis Studios, London Review: An Electrifying Set Spanning Nelson’s 40-Year Career

Written by Greg Barbrick I must admit that when I heard that Bill Nelson was planning to revisit some classic ...
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Jimi Plays Berkeley DVD Review: Flawed but Fascinating

Written by Greg Barbrick The newly re-mastered film Jimi Plays Berkeley (1971) is an incredible document of its time. Back ...
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Duran Duran: A Diamond in the Mind: Live 2011 Blu-ray Review: A Virtually Flawless Live Performance

As the instrumental “Return to Now” plays over the black-and-white opening sequence to Duran Duran’s first live release in nearly ...
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LAFF 2012 Review: A Band Called Death Rises from Obscurity

While attending the Joey Ramone Birthday Bash in 2009, I noticed the headlining band was called Death. That doesn’t make ...
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John Lee Hooker: Cook with the Hook: Live in 1974 DVD Review: It’ll Serve You Right to Watch This

Cook with the Hook: Live in 1974, a restored film version of a John Lee Hooker concert in Gardner, Massachusetts, ...
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Kasabian Live!: Live at the O2 Blu-ray Review: Proof the Accolades Are Deserved

If you’ve not seen Kasabian live for several years, prepare yourself for a show with a lot more flash, loads ...
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Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003 Blu-ray Review: The Beginning of Their Rebirth and the End of the Line

For 25 years, Simply Red offered their British take on American bluesy, blue-eyed soul. Driven by the powerhouse vocals of ...
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The Beatles: Yellow Submarine DVD Review: A Great Movie with an Even Better Soundtrack

Written by Greg Barbrick For their third film, The Beatles kind of phoned it in. Their first, A Hard Day’s ...
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Simply Red: Live at Montreux 2003 DVD Review: At the Peak of Their Creativity

For most Americans, the words “Simply Red” conjure images of a man bearing a shock of red, curly hair, earnestly ...
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Book Review: Music on Film: The Rocky Horror Picture Show by Dave Thompson

Written by Greg Barbrick As Roger Ebert so memorably put it a few years ago, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show ...
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Book Review: Music on Film: Purple Rain by John Kenneth Muir

Purple Rain was the first R-rated film I watched as a kid. It was also the first movie I ever ...
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Book Review: Music on Film: Purple Rain by John Kenneth Muir

To this day, Prince remains an enigma. He grants few interviews, once changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, and ...
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Strange Fruit: The Beatles’ Apple Records DVD Review: Gets to the Core of the Company

On May 11, 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney arrived in New York to announce a new business venture. Three ...
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Phil Collins: Live at Montreux 2004 Blu-ray Review: Nice Overview of His Long Solo Career

As Phil Collins embarked on his “First Final Farewell Tour” in 2004 and 2005, it occurred to him that he ...
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The B-52’s: With the Wild Crowd!: Live in Athens, GA Blu-ray Review: The Emphasis is on Fun

For more than 30 years, the B-52’s have delivered their own quirky brand of retro-influenced new wave. From the bee-hive ...
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SXSW 2012 Review: Paul Williams Still Alive

Written by Leo Sopicki “We usually save this surprise for after the movie”, explained director Stephen Kessler. Kessler, who was ...
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The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Making of L.A. Woman DVD Review: The Story of a Truly Great Album and Band

Written by Greg Barbrick The final album The Doors recorded with Jim Morrison was L.A. Woman in 1970. It may ...
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Public Image Limited: Live at Rockpalast DVD Review: A Must for PiL Fans

Written by Greg Barbrick When John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd. in 1978, nobody knew what to make of it ...
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Santana: Greatest Hits Live At Montreux 2011 DVD Review: An Artist Still on Top of His Game

In 1970, Carlos Santana and his band, Santana, made their first appearance at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival. Nearly 42 ...
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Talking Heads: Chronology DVD Review: More Videos About Buildings and Food

Since the mid-’70s, Talking Heads have defied easy categorization. Are they rock? Punk? Avant-garde? The band raised themselves above labels ...
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The Richard Thompson Band: Live At Celtic Connections Blu-ray Review: Something for Everyone

Richard Thompson’s most recent studio album, Dream Attic, was recorded live in front of a series of American audiences before ...
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Styx: The Grand Illusion • Pieces Of Eight Live Blu-ray Review: Music to Soothe an Angry Young Man

The trend for classic rock acts over the last decade or so is to revisit a classic album in its ...
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The Rolling Stones: Some Girls: Live In Texas ’78 Blu-ray Review: It’s Live Rock ‘n’ Roll and I Like It

I am not sure the reasoning behind The Rolling Stones’ recent decision to go through their vaults and unleash some ...
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Queen: Days of Our Lives Blu-ray Review: A Definitive Look at the Legendary Band

Before Queen released their first album in 1973, the late Freddie Mercury already had lofty ambitions for his musical career, ...
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Queen: Days of Our Lives DVD Review: They Made the Rockin’ World Go Round

Written by Greg Barbrick As good a documentary as Queen: Days Of Our Lives is, it is also a bit ...
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The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin’: The Story of L.A. Woman DVD Review: A Look at One of Their Most Enduring Works

By the end of 1970, The Doors were done as a live act. Jim Morrison still had the legal ramifications ...
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From Straight to Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper, and LA’s Lunatic Fringe DVD Review: A Must for Zappa-philes

Written by Greg Barbrick They called Frank Zappa “The King of the L.A. Freak Scene,” and it was definitely a ...
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Glee: The Concert Blu-ray Review: Fun Performances, Lame Interludes

The Glee concert film captures a moment in time of a pop-culture phenomenon that had already started its slow march ...
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Peter Gabriel: New Blood – Live in London Blu-ray Review: The Power of the Orchestra

In 2009, Peter Gabriel came up with a very intriguing concept where he would cover an artist’s song with the ...
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Some Kind of Monster DVD Review: A Fearless Portrait of Metallica

What started out as promotional piece detailing the recording of Metallica’s next album ended up becoming not only a fearless ...
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The Love We Make DVD Review: Paul McCartney Leads the Charge to Heal a City and a Nation

When the tragedy of 9/11 occurred, Paul McCartney was sitting in an airplane on the tarmac at JFK airport. He ...
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Deep Purple with Orchestra: Live In Montreux 2011 DVD Review: They All Came out to Montreux Again

Written by Greg Barbrick It certainly makes sense for Deep Purple to record a concert live at Montreux, Switzerland. After ...
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD Review: Pulling Back the Persona to Reveal the Man

Ozzy Osbourne has become something of a cartoon character in recent years. The reality show, The Osbournes, portrayed him as ...
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God Bless Ozzy Osbourne DVD Review: A Side of Ozzy We Have Never Seen Before

Written by Greg Barbrick It has been nearly a decade since The Osbournes debuted on MTV, and since that time ...
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Ray Charles: Live in France 1961 DVD Review: The Genius in His Prime

In 1961, it’s safe to say Ray Charles was at the peak of his powers. His albums and tours were ...
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Cream: Live at Royal Albert Hall London 2005 Blu-ray Review: I’m So Glad This Was Recorded

Cream is a legendary rock trio from the late ’60s featuring bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, and drummer Ginger ...
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Book Review: Music on Film: A Hard Day’s Night by Ray Morton

Back in 2000, Miramax Films reissued the classic A Hard Day’s Night in movie theaters. Since I was unable to ...
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Electric Daisy Carnival Experience Movie Review: Experience It…If You Can Find It

America’s largest dance music festival has been under fire for the last year after massive fallout from the 2010 edition ...
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AC/DC: Let There Be Rock Limited Edition Blu-ray Review: Bon Scott’s Last Tour

AC/DC’s 1980 concert film Let There Be Rock captured the Bon Scott-led version of the band at what would unknowingly ...
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U2 3D Movie Review: Almost Better Than the Real Thing

U2 3D raised the bar for concert films to a whole new level. Captured during U2’s Vertigo tour of 2005/’06 ...
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The Cure: Trilogy Blu-ray Review: A Wonderfully Draining Experience, Musically and Emotionally

Recorded live on November 11th and 12th in 2002 at the Tempodrom Berlin, The Cure played a concert that had ...
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The Who: Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 DVD Review: Absolutely Brilliant

Throughout the ages, humanity has struggled to find the answers to great philosophical questions in the hopes of making sense ...
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Ladies & Gentlemen…The Rolling Stones DVD Review: A Great Introduction to the Band

The year 1972 was a pivotal one for The Rolling Stones. They spent the summer as tax exiles in France, ...
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Elvis on Tour DVD Review: Presley Goes out on a High Note in his Final Film

In 1972, Elvis Presley was still riding high from the commercial and critical rebirth that started with the ’68 Comeback ...
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Elvis: That’s The Way It Is (Special Edition) DVD Review: It’s Good to be the King

Elvis Presley was riding a major wave of success in 1970. Free of his movie obligations of the 1960s, Presley ...
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Shine A Light DVD Review: The Rolling Stones and Martin Scorsese Deliver Satisfaction

Longevity in the arts can be a double-edge sword. Artists no doubt appreciate having long careers in the endeavors they ...
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Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music (Director’s Cut) Blu-ray Review: The Beginning of the End of the ’60s

The Woodstock Festival of 1969 was much more than a concert, unintentionally becoming the symbol of the decade’s youth/hippie movement ...
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The Complete Monterey Pop Festival Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Marvelous Time Capsule

During the Summer of Love, the weekend of June 16-18, 1967 to be specific, the Monterey International Pop Music Festival ...
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Album Reviews: The Jayhawks: Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass (Legacy Edition)

During the '90s as country music was getting a pop polish and alternative rock was becoming mainstream, the Jayhawks were ...
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Sucker Punch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review

Zach Snyder’s latest directorial effort has had a heavy marketing effort touting its impressive visuals in advance of its theatrical ...
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Various Artists: The Best Of Bond… James Bond Music Review

Written by Chris Smits James Bond films are among my favorites. I consider myself more than a casual fan but ...
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ZZ Top: Double Down Live DVD Review: Two Shows, One Band

While not listed as an official commemoration of their 40th anniversary, Double Down Live celebrates ZZ Top and makes clear ...
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ZZ Top: Live From Texas DVD Review: Keeping the Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers Happy

Heading in to their 40th year, that little ol' band from Texas, ZZ Top continues to rock the house with ...
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Album Review: Pearl Jam: Live on Ten Legs

Pearl Jam begins the celebration of their 20th anniversary with the compilation album Live on Ten Legs, the title playing ...
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