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Inside the sessions for Bob Dylan’s gutsy new standards album: ‘People broke down crying’

‘Shadows in the Night’ engineer Al Schmitt is still marveling over the chances taken by Bob Dylan on the forthcoming project.

Donna Loren – These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014)

Donna Loren – These Are the Good Times: The Complete Capitol Recordings (2014)

A versatile and engaging singer, Loren is joined by the era’s most memorable songwriters and sidemen.

One Track Mind: Thomas Dybdahl, “This Love Is Here To Stay” (2014)

A bewitching, crepuscular journey into a the deepest kind of fragility, “This Love Is Here To Stay” sounds like that quiet voice that comes in the darkest part of night.

On Second Thought: Bert Sommer – The Road To Travel (1968)

I did not discover the late Bert Sommer until 2008, which is a damn shame because he was a fantastic New York-based songwriter much in the same league as Tim Buckley

Forgotten series: Edward Bear – The Edward Bear Collection (1991)

Named after a beloved storybook character who is better known as Winnie the Pooh, Edward Bear was actually a full-fledged band, not a single person as a lot of people assumed

The Band, featuring Richard Manuel, Levon Helm, Rick Danko, Garth Hudson and Robbie Robertson

The Band – Live at the Academy of Music 1971 (2013)

The Band’s initial live release found them off-handedly overhauling their catalog, rather than attempting to simply replicate it.

Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

Elton John – The Diving Board (2013)

Second acts are difficult; third acts, even more so. But what of a fourth? That’s Elton John, who’s already been a country-inflected singer-songwriter, Captain Fantastic and a mainstream pop star.

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

The Beach Boys – Made in California (2013)

Brian Wilson remains the acknowledged mastermind behind the Beach Boys legacy, but history — and this sprawling new rarity-packed set — reminds us that he was absent from the day-to-day operations for long periods

‘I’m not interested in the past’: Elton John insists his new T Bone Burnett project isn’t about reminiscing

‘I’m not interested in the past’: Elton John insists his new T Bone Burnett project isn’t about reminiscing

Elton John, providing a sneak peek into his upcoming album The Diving Board, says he doesn’t know how fans will receive producer T Bone Burnett’s stripped-down, rootsy approach. “That’s part and parcel of the excitement,” he adds.

Huey Lewis and the News – Sports: 30th Anniversary Edition (2013)

This imminently listenable brand of no-frills rock might have sold in any decade. But only in the 1980s, a period marked by a steep swing rightward after the polyester era’s excesses, could Huey Lewis and the News have been such big stars.

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