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Mercury Studios Presents Marvin Gaye Greatest Hits Live in ‘76 on January 27, 2023

The music of Marvin Gaye transcends time in ways that can’t be described. From relatable songs about romance and heartbreak ...
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Phil Lynott Songs For While I’m Away + Thin Lizzy: The Boys Are Back In Town: Live at the Sydney Opera House October 1978 DVD Review

Mercury Studios has paired the 2020 documentary Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away, which aired on BBC Two,with the ...
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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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TV Review: Country Music: Episode Eight ‘Don’t Get Above Your Raisin”

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
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TV Review: Country Music: Episode Seven ‘Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way’

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
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TV Review: Country Music: Episode Six ‘Will the Circle Be Unbroken?’

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
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TV Review: Country Music: Episode Five ‘The Sons and Daughters of America’

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
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Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison Movie Review: A Collective Concert of Shared Heritage

Written by Michael Frank Though norteño music will be new to many who stumble across Netflix's new documentary, Los Tigres del ...
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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: In Concert DVD Review: Tell Tchaikovsky the News

Written by Glen Boyd With the passings of Eddie Money and Ric Ocasek this past week, aging music fans received ...
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The Beatles: Made on Merseyside DVD Review: Offers Little New Information

In 1964, Americans viewed the Beatles as seemingly coming out of nowhere, rapidly scoring hits and inciting Beatlemania. In reality, ...
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TV Review: Country Music: Episodes One and Two

Ken Burns's latest examination of the fabric of the United States sees him focus on another musical genre, Country Music, in ...
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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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Pretenders with Friends Blu-ray Review: A Hits-Heavy, Star-Studded Concert

Decades Rock Live! was a VH1 Classic television series that gathered bands and guests to play a concert at Trump Taj ...
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The Quiet One Movie Review: Explores Ex-Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s Life Through His Media Archives

It's been 26 years since Bill Wyman quit the Rolling Stones for civilian life in 1993, and the documentary The Quiet ...
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Sinatra in Palm Springs: The Place He Called Home Blu-ray Review: A Look at the Love Affair Between the Singer and the City

Frank Sinatra was born in New Jersey and synonymous with New York City. He also defined what a Las Vegas ...
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Concert for George Movie Review: A Deeply Moving Tribute to a Multifaceted Artist

George Harrison's life and career may seem impossible to capture in just an hour and a half. Yet his friends ...
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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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Morrissey: 25 Live Review: November Spawned a Monster of a Blu-ray

OK, it actually came out in late October, but I just watched it and the tagline was too tempting to ...
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Book Review: The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek J. Tiwary, Andrew Robinson, and Kyle Baker

This holiday season has seen an astonishing number of Beatles-related books and CDs, some tying in with the upcoming 50th ...
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CeeLo Green Is Loberace: Live in Vegas Blu-ray Review: What Happened in Vegas?

Oh, Ceelo. I had such high hopes when your disc arrived in the mail. I am a fan of the ...
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Springsteen & I DVD Review: You Either Get It or You Don’t

Written by Lisa McKay One theory of the etymology of the word “fan” is that it derives from “fanatic,” a ...
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East End Babylon: The Cockney Rejects Story DVD Review: Punk Hooligans for Life

Written by Greg Barbrick For a guy from the northwest corner of America, watching the story of the Cockney Rejects ...
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Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 70th Birthday Blu-ray Review: Old and New Heads Celebrate Captain Trips

There's a moment in the middle of Move Me Brightly where David Hidalgo talks about the time Jerry Garcia showed ...
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Various Artists: Mad Men Christmas Album Review: Smell the Booze, Feel the Christmas Angst

Written by Greg Barbrick The only question I had about the Mad Men Christmas collection was what took them so ...
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Concert Review: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

After debuting at the Royal Albert Hall and a few performances in the UK, “Danny Elfman's Music From the Films ...
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The Velvet Underground: Velvet Redux Live MCMXCIII DVD Review: Well Worth Watching

During the mid-‘60s, the mantle of the counterculture was passed from the beats to the hippies, probably the night that ...
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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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A Band Called Death Movie Review: …For the Whole World to See

Written by Chris Morgan Perhaps you have heard the rough outline of the documentary A Band Called Death, as the ...
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Going Underground (2013) DVD Review: Paul McCartney, the Beatles and the UK Counter-Culture

In 1960s England, an underground art movement greatly influenced worldwide pop culture. Emerging from 1950s nuclear disarmament protests and the ...
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Good Ol’ Freda Movie Review: The Beatles’ Former Secretary and President of Their Fan Club Tells Her Story

Those who think that the onslaught of books and films constantly arriving on the market have told the Beatles' complete ...
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My Father and the Man in Black Movie Review: Beautifully Moving

My Father and the Man in Black is the beautifully moving documentary by Jonathan Holiff about his father Saul Holiff. ...
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Love Me Tender Blu-ray Review: Introducing Elvis Presley the Actor

Although a long-time movie devotee and a fan of Elvis Presley's music, I was rather surprised by the realization I ...
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Frank Zappa: A Token of His Extreme DVD Review: FZ TV Circa 1974

Written by Greg Barbrick In 1974, Frank Zappa recorded a concert for television titled A Token of His Extreme. It ...
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Rick Moranis: My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs Album Review: Mazel Tov, You Hoser!

There's a dazzling moment with the antagonists of Mel Brooks' comedy classic Blazing Saddles wherein the always-excellent Slim Whitman suggests ...
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Aerosmith: Rock for the Rising Sun Blu-ray Review: Any Fan Would Be Happy to Own It

It's been more than 40 years since Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, and Brad Whitford came together ...
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Dio: Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986 Blu-ray Review

First released in 1986 on VHS as an edited concert video, the full performance of late rock icon Ronnie James ...
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Paul McCartney and Wings: Rockshow Blu-ray Review: Listen to What the Band Played

It is unfortunate Wings has always been overshadowed, and understandably so, by leader Paul McCartney's previous musical group because they ...
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The Last Ride (2012) Blu-ray Review: It Should Never Have Been Taken

I will start this review by stating that I am a huge Hank Williams Sr. fan and I like old-school ...
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Queen: Live at Wembley Stadium 25th Anniversary Edition DVD Review: A Wonderful Keepsake

This two-disc DVD set from Eagle Rock Entertainment, commemorates the 25th anniversary of Queen's iconic concerts at London's Wembley Stadium ...
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The Beach Boys: Good Vibrations Tour DVD Review: A TV Special That’s Barely OK

It seems like it would have been hard to go wrong if in 1976 Saturday Night Live creator and producer ...
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Last Shop Standing DVD Review: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Store

As music sales have declined over the last decade, the retailers hit hardest have been the independent record stores. In ...
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The Girls in the Band Movie Review: A Fascinating Story About Women in Jazz

When asked to name prominent female jazz artists, most fans can list Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, or Billie Holiday. All ...
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Garbage: One Mile High…Live Blu-ray Review: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Garbage

Written by Jordan Richardson Garbage's Shirley Manson spends a large part of One Mile High…Live traipsing a ring mid-stage like ...
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Alanis Morissette: Live at Montreux 2012 Review: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Almost two decades have passed since Alanis Morissette earned national acclaim with her breakthrough album Jagged Little Pill. For Americans, ...
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History of the Eagles Movie Review: A Fascinating Look at a Legendary Group

Filmmakers, take note: this is the way to celebrate a band's legacy. History of the Eagles, a new documentary, chronicles ...
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Miles Davis with Quincy Jones & the Gil Evans Orchestra Live at Montreux Blu-ray Review: Sketches from Switzerland

With a career that frequently found him spearheading new jazz genres over the course six decades, Miles Davis became one ...
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Book Review: Mind Over Matter 4: The Images of Pink Floyd by Storm Thorgerson and Peter Curzon

As reported by the BBC, graphic designer Storm Thorgerson passed away Thursday at the age of 69. Over the years, ...
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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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I Got the Feelin’: James Brown in the ’60s Review: A Great Tribute to the Man and His Music

The subtitle of this set is slightly inaccurate as almost all the content focuses on the year 1968, two of ...
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Pat Metheny Group: We Live Here: Live in Japan DVD Review: Brilliant in Every Way

Written by Greg Barbrick The Pat Metheny Group concert that was recorded for the We Live Here: Live In Japan ...
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Elvis Presley: Aloha from Hawaii Via Satellite (Legacy Edition) Album Review

Written by Greg Barbrick If you are old enough to remember the original broadcast of Elvis Presley's Aloha from Hawaii ...
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I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney DVD Review: The History of the Godfathers of Grunge

Written by Greg Barbrick In 1988, the song "Touch Me, I'm Sick" by Mudhoney was the first blast of what ...
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The Point Definitive Collector’s Edition DVD Review: Celebrating Non-Conformity

Written by Greg Barbrick I must confess that I never really “got” Harry Nilsson. Now don't get me wrong, I ...
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Blackmore’s Night: A Knight in York DVD Review: The Most Ridiculous Real-life Spinal Tap Situation Ever

Written by Greg Barbrick “King” Ritchie Blackmore and “Queen” Candice Night formed Blackmore's Night back in 1997 to perform Renaissance ...
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FCA! 35 Tour: An Evening with Peter Frampton DVD Review: Paying Tribute to the Album That Made Him a Household Name

The 1970s were a time of bloated excess, disco, and the live album. Bands from Cheap Trick to Kiss were ...
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The Yardbirds: Making Tracks DVD Review: Great Performances from the 21st Century Edition of the Band

Written by Greg Barbrick The Yardbirds are a legendary British band, who will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2013. ...
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The Rolling Stones: Under Review 1975-1983 DVD Review: Focuses on First Years with Ronnie Wood

Written by Donald Gibson Generally speaking, the music the Rolling Stones recorded and released in the late ‘70s and early ...
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Lady Antebellum: Own the Night World Tour Blu-ray Review: Fans Need This Now

Before watching this concert, I wouldn't have called myself a great fan of Lady Antebellum, which is comprised of Hillary ...
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The Point DVD Review: A Lesson in Tolerance

In 1971, ABC aired the first animated special aired on primetime television, The Point, a lesson in tolerance told through ...
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Motorhead: The World is Ours, Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy as Anywhere Else Review: Live at Wacken 2011 and More

Written by Greg Barbrick I remember seeing Motorhead live at (of all places) Bumbershoot in Seattle about ten years ago. ...
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Wagner & Me Movie Review: Stephen Fry Gets Real About His Favorite Composer

If you're a devoted Fryphile, you'll gladly park yourself on the couch to take in anything Britain's most beloved gentleman ...
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Saxon: Heavy Metal Thunder: The Movie DVD Review: About as Rock and Roll as it Gets

Written by Greg Barbrick Saxon were one of the premier bands of the short-lived, but glorious New Wave of British ...
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Paul McCartney: Live Kisses DVD Review: A Thoroughly Enjoyable Document of an Artist’s Labor of Love

Earlier this year, Paul McCartney satisfied a longtime ambition of recording an album of standards. Though other rockers have released ...
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Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements DVD Review

During the documentary Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements, one critic describes the band with one simple phrase: ...
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The Doors: Live at the Bowl ’68 DVD Review: It Sounds Amazing

Written by Chad Derdowski The Doors' 1968 show at the Hollywood Bowl has long been considered one of the band's ...
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Stray Cats: Live in Montreux 1981 DVD Review: Rockabilly Purr-fection

Rockabilly revivalists Stray Cats (guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, upright bassist Lee Rocker, and drummer Slim Jim Phantom) took America by storm ...
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Dawn of the Dead (2012) Movie Review: Tunes, Tabs, and Tie-dye

Written by Mike Bruno Dawn of the Dead is a documentary trying to explain the phenomenal impact of the Grateful Dead ...
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Woody Herman: Blue Flame DVD Review: An Impressive Story

Written by Greg Barbrick Although I was born long after the big-band era, I have an abiding appreciation for 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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Chasing Mavericks: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Review

Chasing Mavericks is the true story of surfing star and legend Jay Moriarty. At 15 years old, he discovers the surf ...
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Paul Williams Still Alive Movie Review: Tells the Story of the Man More than the Songwriter

Director Stephen Kessler didn't idolize the usual guitar-toting rock star when he was a kid in Queens, NY. He idolized ...
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Magical Mystery Tour Blu-ray Review: There’s a Fog Upon My Brain

While viewing the remastered version of Magical Mystery Tour, I unintentionally began scrawling the odd observation from the end of a notebook, ...
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Circle Jerks: My Career as a Jerk DVD Review: A Wonderful Documentary

If you know anything about punk rock, you know the Circle Jerks. They were one of L.A.'s most seminal and ...
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Dirty Dancing: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition Album Review: You Can Own It

Anyone who grew up in the '80s can immediately identify this quote: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Amazingly, 25 ...
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Beatles Stories DVD Review: Tales Even Hardcore Beatles Fans May Not Know

It's difficult not to be wary of new Beatles-related documentaries, especially considering some of the Netflix titles that appear alluring ...
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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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Down in the Flood DVD Review: Bob Dylan and the Band Examined in New Documentary

Written by Donald Gibson Bob Dylan had just rewritten his own rules and those of nearly every other popular musician ...
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John Cusack Alludes to Say Anything at Peter Gabriel’s Hollywood Bowl Concert

Peter Gabriel is currently touring to celebrate the 25th anniversary of So, which has been remastered and will be available ...
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Peter Gabriel: Secret World Live Blu-ray Review: An Impressive Combination of Music and Visuals

The Grammy Award-winning Secret World Live finds Peter Gabriel in Modena, Italy over the course of two November nights 1993, ...
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Rock of Ages Blu-ray Review: Overstuffed Rock That Lasts Ages

Sherrie and Drew are destined to meet and fall in love. She's just a small town girl, livin' in a ...
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Produced by George Martin Blu-ray Review: A Stroll Down Melody Lane with Britain’s Most Lauded Music Maker

This January, Sir George Martin CBE turns 87. The reserved, seemingly guarded young man with movie-star looks and ears that ...
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Produced by George Martin Blu-ray Review: An Inside Look At The Producing Legend

"Produced by George Martin." Those four words rightly conjure up images of The Beatles, as Martin was considered by many ...
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Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender Blu-ray Review: Queen’s Frontman Gets the Royal Treatment

Written by Chad Derdowski One of the most unique voices in rock music and arguably the greatest front man to ...
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Martha Reeves: Live in Concert DVD Review: Martha’s Voice Has Nowhere to Hide

In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Martha Reeves and the Vandellas at 96 in their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time ...
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The O’Jays: Live in Concert DVD Review:  An Enjoyable Romp Through Their Greatest Hits

“I love music, any kind of music/ I love music, just as long as it’s groovin’/ Makes me laugh, makes ...
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Quadrophenia Criterion Collection DVD Review: Dressed Right For a Beach Fight

Though much of the music listened to by the so-called mods and rockers in mid-1960s England gets played on the ...
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SpokAnarchy! DVD Review: An Excellent Documentary

Written by Greg Barbrick Spokane, WA is about as unlikely a place I can think of to have developed a ...
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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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Queen: Greatest Video Hits DVD Review: Talent, Style, and Grace on Display

Written by Greg Barbrick If ever there were a band suited to the format of music videos, Queen were it. ...
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Quadrophenia Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: We Are the 5.1 Mods

Even if you’ve seen this film before, you’ve never seen it like this. Boasting a complete restoration including a new ...
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The Zombies: Live at Metropolis Studios, London DVD Review: A Real Treat for Fans

Written by Greg Barbrick Of all the great British rock acts of the “60s, I have always felt that The ...
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Bachman & Turner: Live at the Roseland Ballroom NYC DVD Review: Taking Care of Business for Longtime Fans

Proving that there are second acts in rock and roll, singer/guitarist Randy Bachman left one successful rock band, only to ...
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Nektar, Brainticket, and Huw Lloyd-Langton: Space Rock Invasion DVD Review: The Next Best Thing to Being There

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