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Something Else! sneak peek: Rosanne Cash, “Modern Blue” from The River and the Thread (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Rosanne Cash, “Modern Blue” from The River and the Thread (2014)

“Modern Blue” takes Rosanne Cash on a twilit journey across the world of passion before returning to a soft landing in the endlessly evocative American South.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Just Another Whistle Stop” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Just Another Whistle Stop” from Stage Fright (1970)

A song of dimly lit, strange salvation, “Just Another Whistle Stop” is a gem worth digging up for those who rarely get past the Band’s first two albums.

‘I spent an hour holding his hand': The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm

‘I spent an hour holding his hand': The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm

The Band’s Robbie Robertson was on this way to participate in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies when he heard that his longtime former collaborator Levon Helm was near death.

‘A real dripping, nighttime record': Daniel Lanois remembers Bob Dylan collaboration on Oh Mercy

‘A real dripping, nighttime record': Daniel Lanois remembers Bob Dylan collaboration on Oh Mercy

For Daniel Lanois, producing an album can typically be about “the documenting of time, and what’s going on in people’s lives — emotionally and otherwise.” And with Bob Dylan, that time was typically after sundown.

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp – 1978-2012 Box Set (2013)

John Mellencamp may be known for changing his name an astonishing three times, but he is respected for two other qualities: his status as the Bruce Springsteen of the Midwest, and his refusal to compromise his sound to fit the latest trends.

Ronnie Montrose – Bearings (1999; 2013 reissue)

Ronnie Montrose – Bearings (1999; 2013 reissue)

This acoustic offering, remastered and packaged together with a new concert tribute to Ronnie Montrose, offers an opportunity for quiet reflection on the guitarist’s lost genius.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Time to Kill” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Time to Kill” from Stage Fright (1970)

“Time to Kill” found the Band — even as they went out into the world to face the mythos they had created in their initial sepia-toned absence — celebrating a bucolic world left behind.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Sleeping” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Sleeping” from Stage Fright (1970)

Richard Manuel’s greatest triumph on Stage Fright, and one of his last signature moments of creativity, arrives with “Sleeping” — as does the growing sense that this is a Band album like no other

‘It’s among the most enduring music': Elvis Costello on his lasting connection to the Band

For Elvis Costello, the Band arrived like a bolt out of the blue. At the same time, there was an ageless quality to the songs — in particular Levon Helm and Company’s “Rag Mama Rag,” from 1969’s The Band.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Strawberry Wine” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Strawberry Wine” from Stage Fright (1970)

Garth Hudson catches a honking groove on the accordion, setting the stage for a galloping assertion of carnal desire to which only Levon Helm — with his patented yard-dog yelp — could do justice.