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Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko, “What a Town” from Rick Danko (1977)

Across the Great Divide: Rick Danko, “What a Town” from Rick Danko (1977)

Danko carries this song, as he could most any, by sheer force of exuberance.

Robert Levon Been and the Call – A Tribute to Michael Been (2014)

Robert Levon Been and the Call – A Tribute to Michael Been (2014)

It was an unexpected gift, I’m sure, for them – and for us.

One Track Mind: Robert Wyatt, “Shipbuilding” from Different Every Time (2014)

One Track Mind: Robert Wyatt, “Shipbuilding” from Different Every Time (2014)

A moment of artistry that’s so complete it became definitive.

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

Big Star – #1 Record and Radio City (2014)

As brilliant as Alex Chilton no doubt was, there’s more to Big Star.

One Track Mind: George Harrison, “Dark Horse (early take)” from The Apple Years (2014)

One Track Mind: George Harrison, “Dark Horse (early take)” from The Apple Years (2014)

The sad truth is that this song was always much better than its execution.

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

Unbent by the years, DeYoung reclaims one of his best early Styx songs.

‘It had such a great groove to it': Paul Rodgers makes the case for Queen’s The Cosmos Rocks

‘It had such a great groove to it': Paul Rodgers makes the case for Queen’s The Cosmos Rocks

He says he added a new wrinkle to their legacy, and “not everybody can do that.”

‘Jesus, did I do that?': John Lennon heralds Beatles’ demise with Live Peace in Toronto

‘Jesus, did I do that?': John Lennon heralds Beatles’ demise with Live Peace in Toronto

The gold-selling album also marked the debut of a future prog legend.

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Space Truckin'” from Live in Verona (2014)

One Track Mind: Deep Purple, “Space Truckin'” from Live in Verona (2014)

Times change, members change, but Deep Purple remains.

Loudon Wainwright III – Haven’t Got The Blues [Yet] (2014)

Loudon Wainwright III – Haven’t Got The Blues [Yet] (2014)

He talks the language of those his age, but in a way that transcends eras.