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Manassas – Manassas (1972): Shadows in Stereo

Manassas – Manassas (1972): Shadows in Stereo

You have to wonder why Manassas went under so many people’s radar, especially with the gap left by the breakup of Crosby Stills Nash and Young in 1970.

The Rides, “Virtual World” from Pierced Arrow (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

The Rides, “Virtual World” from Pierced Arrow (2016): Something Else! sneak peek

The ‘Pierced Arrow’ advance track “Virtual World” exemplifies everything that’s right about the Rides: a comfortable confidence that can only come from stellar musicians with nothing left to prove.

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ Super Session was a free-form masterpiece

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ Super Session was a free-form masterpiece

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills’ wildly improvisational ‘Super Session’ arrived on July 22, 1968. They don’t make them like this anymore.

Crosby Stills and Nash captured one of rock’s best supergroups at the peak of its powers

Crosby Stills and Nash captured one of rock’s best supergroups at the peak of its powers

Released on May 29, 1969, ‘Crosby Stills and Nash’ brought together guys whose average work shames most rock composers. Then they upped the ante.

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

Nick DeRiso’s Best Of 2013 (Reissue and Live): The Band, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, ELO, Jethro Tull

The Band is revealed in all of its muscular, almost (but never completely) out-of-control on-stage glory — bolstered, in a meeting of musical worlds, by these stabbing horn charts from Allen Toussaint.

The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on touring and recording with Brian Wilson: ‘We’re going all the way back’

The Beach Boys’ Al Jardine on touring and recording with Brian Wilson: ‘We’re going all the way back’

Even the disintigration of a long-hoped-for Beach Boys reunion hasn’t stopped Brian Wilson’s third-act creative resurgence. Ask Al Jardine, a childhood friend and long-time bandmate

The Rides [Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg] – Can’t Get Enough (2013)

The joy surrounding this blues-rock collaboration is found not just in the Rides’ meaty originals — four of the 10 tracks are new — but in the way this just-founded trio happily attacks the cover tunes.

Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit: ‘I knew it was going to be a monster’

Stephen Stills’ surprising guest turn on a Bee Gees smash hit: ‘I knew it was going to be a monster’

Crosby Stills and Nash was at work on the long-awaited follow up to 1970’s Deja Vu, when Stephen Stills ducked across the hall to take a guest turn on a song that would become a multi-chart smash

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Live and Reissues): Ringo Starr, Otis Redding, ELO, Greg Lake

The standard for making this list is that these projects — some lavish remastering jobs, others new live interpretations — illuminate corners of an artist’s work that we’d never noticed before.

Exclusive stream: Stephen Stills with Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Don’t Want Lies” (2013)

Exclusive stream: Stephen Stills with Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, “Don’t Want Lies” (2013)

Sounding something like Stephen Stills’ seminal Super Session project, with a dash of CSNY, this exclusive advance stream of “Don’t Want Lies” finds Stills participating in a loose, bluesy date with Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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