Classic Rock

Heart – Alive in Seattle (2003; 2017 reissue)

Heart – Alive in Seattle (2003; 2017 reissue)

Displaying their broad musical range, Ann and Nancy Wilson remind us why Heart is considered the foremost interpreters of Led Zeppelin.

Bad Company, the Beatles + Jethro Tull: Questioning Classic Rock Reissues

Bad Company, the Beatles + Jethro Tull: Questioning Classic Rock Reissues

If you’re a cynical type, reissues by the likes of the Beatles, Jethro Tull and Bad Company are just a great way to re-sell music to aging baby boomers.

Tomorrow and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 50 Years Later

Tomorrow and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 50 Years Later

Mike Tiano explores the connection between Yes guitarist Steve Howe’s early band Tomorrow and the Beatles during the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ era.

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

Deep Purple – InFinite (2017)

After a late-career surge, more than a few bands would be temped to coast on their good fortune. Not Deep Purple.

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Saturday in the Park” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Robert Lamm’s “Saturday in the Park” became a signature hit. It also marked a huge turning point for Chicago.

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

Cream, the Police, Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer + others: Rock Trio Odd Couples

It seems the magical, minimum number needed to qualify as a rock ‘n’ roll band is three. So, let’s pit some famous rock trios against each other.

A Hard Day’s Night … with Jimmy Page?

A Hard Day’s Night … with Jimmy Page?

Mike Tiano explores the often-overlooked role that future Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page played in the Beatles’ 1964 film ‘A Hard Day’s Night.’

Chicago, “Dialogue (Part I) and (Part II)” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Dialogue (Part I) and (Part II)” from Chicago V (1972): Saturdays in the Park

“Dialogue (Part I)” and “(Part II)” further cemented my view that Robert Lamm was – and is – Chicago’s greatest writer.

The Dream, featuring Terje Rypdal – Get Dreamy (1967, 2017 reissue)

The Dream, featuring Terje Rypdal – Get Dreamy (1967, 2017 reissue)

‘Get Dreamy’ is a little more than a curiosity for the Terje Rypdal freaks, fans of original psych-rock who hadn’t already discovered this obscure relic of its time will find much to trip over.

Chris Wood – Evening Blue (2017)

Chris Wood – Evening Blue (2017)

This new box set underscores the fact that Chris Wood could’ve done anything he wanted after Traffic split up in 1974.