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Elinor Frey Continues Her Ascent

FIORÈ: Complete Cello Sonatas & 17th C. Italian Arias. Elinor Frey. In Perfomance With Suzie LeBlanc; Lorenzo Ghielmi; and Esteban La Rotta. Passacaille Records. In an earlier review, I described … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Winograd Reviews Bob Dylan’s Triplicate

TRIPLICATE. BOB DYLAN. COLUMBIA RECORDS/SONY. Even Bob Dylan himself would surely admit that, for all his prodigious and endlessly mythologized talents, he’s not the world’s greatest musical interpreter—even of his … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Place Reserved For Angels: Dylan At the Royal Albert Hall

THE REAL ROYAL ALBERT HALL 1966 CONCERT. Bob Dylan. Columbia/Legacy. For years, some fans thought they already had the famous Royal Albert Hall concert in their possession. But they were … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize: The Two Sides of the Story

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Is Both Shocking and Deserved Because this year wasn’t weird enough, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature this morning. It wasn’t exactly a … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pictures of the Faces From Another Life

FALLEN ANGELS. Bob Dylan. Columbia Records. Consider Bob Dylan’s just-released 37th studio record, Fallen Angels the second side of his 2015 classic Shadows In the Night. Angels takes off where Shadows rested … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

New From Rock Icons, Macmillan Audio & Tor

KEITH RICHARDS: A LIFE IN PICTURES. Various photographers. Andy Neill, Editor. The Overlook Press. This just-released study captures the enigmatic rock-blues guitarist in stunning fashion, with pictures snapped by an … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Merry Makers Put Their Own Stamp On Christmas

WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY. Band of Merry Makers. Portrait Records / Sony Music Masterworks. The season comes alive in this new album from The Merry Makers: Sam Hollander and Kevin Griffin, with … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Cutting Edge Peers Into the Mind of the Artist At Work

THE CUTTING EDGE 1965-1966: THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 12. Bob Dylan. Columbia Records/Legacy. Since its introductory release 25 years ago, Bob Dylan’s Bootleg Series has been renowned for its ability … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Odes To the Golden Age of Song

INTRODUCING DARLENE LOVE. Darlene Love. Produced by Stevie Van Zandt. Columbia Records. Darlene Love has long been thought of as one of rock guru Phil Spector’s great discoveries, known for … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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