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Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Dr. John, Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper – A Celebration of Blues and Soul (2014)

A years-long labor of love helps save a key piece of musical, not political, history.

Movies: The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2014)

Movies: The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2014)

Far more interesting than punk, far more satirical than they ever were political, far more important than their relatively brief time on top would ever indicate, the Clash richly deserved just this kind of exploration.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters – Black Beehive (2014)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters burst onto to the live-music scene in the late 1980s with a heady sound best described as blues-based, loose and laid-back pop. More recently, however, they have been focused more on the rootsier sounds of Todd Park Mohr’s adopted hometown of Chicago.

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs – Under the Covers Vol. 3 (2013)

A lot of the charm of this series’ initial two volumes — which focused first on the 1960s and then the ’70s — was in hearing these two delve back into found sounds from outside their own era.

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Despite the lofty musical goals here, Emerson Lake and Palmer’s idea to tour in support of 1977’s Works with a full orchestra was fraught with issues

Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)

The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.

Exclusive stream: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Exclusive stream: Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Pictures at an Exhibition” from Live In Montreal 1977 (2013)

Check out this signature tune from Emerson Lake and Palmer’s last performance with a 70-piece orchestra on their 1977 tour in support of Works.

The Cars, Kiss, Dire Straits, The Clash, Tom Petty – The Best of ‘Fridays’ (2013)

The Cars, Kiss, Dire Straits, The Clash, Tom Petty – The Best of ‘Fridays’ (2013)

“Fridays,” for all of its comedic delights as a short-lived answer to SNL, did more than help launch the careers of Larry David and Michael Richards. It also brought some intriguing musical moments to the masses

Otis Redding – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (2013)

Otis Redding – The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (2013)

Friends, hold on to The Complete Stax/Volt Singers Collection. Squeeze it. Never leave it. After all, the best-known songs on Disc One alone are more than enough to make the case for Otis Redding

Grateful Dead – View from the Vault II: RFK Stadium, June 14, 1991 (2013)

Presented in a lo-fi home movie style, and emanating from the sonically horrendous RFK, this forthcoming 1991 Grateful Dead concert film still holds lasting significance since it documents their intriguing collaboration with Bruce Hornsby.