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Huw Lloyd-Langton – Space Rock Invasion: Live from the Key Club (2012)

Huw Lloyd-Langton – Space Rock Invasion: Live from the Key Club (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwrvqh0z5-Q&w=500&h=305] Hawkwind guitarist Huw Lloyd-Langton, after his death at just 61 in December 2012, becomes a central focus of this multi-artist two-DVD release from Cleopatra Records.

‘There were some problems': Sammy Hagar says film of Ronnie Montrose tribute show has hit a snag

‘There were some problems': Sammy Hagar says film of Ronnie Montrose tribute show has hit a snag

Sammy Hagar reveals why a hoped-for DVD souvenir remains unreleased more than eight months after the Chickenfoot frontman and a host of other notables gathered to honor Ronnie Montrose at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.

Kit O’Toole’s Top Beatles Albums, Books, Collectibles and Movies for 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKcdvg6Ay_w&w=500&h=305] 2012 marked a number of musical events, including the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ debut single “Love Me Do.” The limited-edition anniversary “Love Me Do” single represents just one of many Fab Four-related products released this past year.

Harry Nilsson – The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

Harry Nilsson – The Point: Definitive Collector’s Edition (1971; 2012 reissue)

Is the Harry Nilsson soundtrack to this children’s film, absent the script and Ringo Starr’s memorable narration, strong enough to stand on its own? Probably not. But as a gift of seldom-heard songs from a lost musical genius, it certainly delights.

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

Steven Van Zandt brings in ex-Beatles drummer as consultant on new film with Sopranos’ David Chase

The forthcoming film “Not Fade Away” gave Steven Van Zandt a chance to reunite with his old Sopranos director, as well as an opportunity to delve back into his love of all things rock ‘n’ roll.

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

One Track Mind: Graham Parker and the Rumour, “Long Emotional Ride” (2012)

There’s a broken majesty, a scraggly hopefulness, surrounding “Long Emotional Ride” — like a rebirth after a lengthy time gone.

The Yardbirds – Making Tracks: On Tour (2012)

Always a fluid amalgam, even in their hey day, the Yardbirds have every right to continue forward — though former big-name members like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page are, of course, long gone.

Stray Cats – Live at Montreux (2012)

It figures, amidst the 1980s’ buttoned-down conservatism, that the ’50s would become talismanic — and that the Stray Cats would be such big hitmakers. Yet, a new Eagle Rock concert DVD makes it clear there’s still something to be learned from those rockabilly-loving post punks.

The Doobie Brothers – Let the Music Play (2012)

The Doobie Brothers – Let the Music Play (2012)

Let the Music Play is subtitled “The Story of the Doobie Brothers,” and in keeping traces their oft-told journey from boogie-rock band to sleek soul-popsters and back. Most interesting of all, however, might be this DVD’s 48 minutes of rare live performances.

Patti Smith – Live at Montreux (2012)

Patti Smith fans, long starved for in-concert material, have seen a veritable tidal wave of live releases lately — including three albums between 2005-08 and then the Live in France DVD from last year. Still, the Festival des Vieilles Charrues film, welcome though it no doubt was, suffered because of bad video quality.