25 items by Anthony Decurtis

  • Muscle Shoals Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Muscle Shoals Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | ALBUM REVIEW

    Thirteen tracks could never do justice to Muscle Shoals, the Alabama town whose studios and session musicians revolutionized R&B in the Sixties. But as a souvenir of the current documentary, in which Bono, Keith Richards...

    October 7, 2013 5:15 PM ET
  • Concert For Bangladesh (Reissue)

    Concert For Bangladesh (Reissue) | ALBUM REVIEW

    The Concert for Bangladesh is rightly enshrined in rock history as the model for Band Aid, Live Aid, Live 8 and every other superstar benefit concert of the last three decades. George Harrison organized it when his...

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • A Musical History

    A Musical History | ALBUM REVIEW

    It's a monumental history indeed — five CDs, 102 tracks, a 108-page book, a nine-performance DVD — and clearly not intended for the casual fan. But then the Band, who revolutionized popular music while backing Bob Dylan...

    October 6, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Back Home

    Back Home | ALBUM REVIEW

    As this title to Eric Clapton's new album has it, the guitar giant has now returned back home from his recent meetings at the crossroads with Robert Johnson (Me and Mr. Johnson, Sessions for Robert J) —...

    September 8, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs

    Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs | ALBUM REVIEW

    This review originally ran in Rolling Stone as part of a series that looked back at classic albums. By 1970, Eric Clapton had fallen desperately — and, at that point, unrequitedly — in love with the wife of...

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition...

    Layla Sessions: 20th Anniversary Edition... | ALBUM REVIEW

    This review originally ran in Rolling Stone as part of a series that looked back at classic albums. By 1970, Eric Clapton had fallen desperately — and, at that point, unrequitedly — in love with the wife of...

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM ET
  • The Delivery Man

    The Delivery Man | ALBUM REVIEW

    It seems that as Elvis Costello explores more elaborate musical styles — an orchestral album, Il Sogno, has just been released — his rock & roll grows rawer and more impassioned. "Button My Lip," the angular opening...

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits

    Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits | ALBUM REVIEW

    Early one morning I ran out and hollered, Wilson Pickett once recalled. "My voice echoed down through the swamps, and I thought, 'Uh-oh. This is it.' " That was it, all right. Although he lacks the majestic pipes...

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM ET
  • The Best Of 1990-2000

    The Best Of 1990-2000 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Two new songs, classic cuts, plus a remixed look at the band's third decadeonce you absorb the idea that the sixteen tracks on The Best of 1990-2000 aren't the best songs U2 recorded during that decade, you...

    November 5, 2002 12:00 AM ET
  • Reptile

    Reptile | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the mid-Sixties, worried that the Yardbirds were pandering to the burgeoning Liverpool sound, Eric Clapton bolted the band to join John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. Since then, that dichotomy has marked his career — through most of the...

    March 5, 2001 12:00 AM ET
  • Twenty Four Seven

    Twenty Four Seven | ALBUM REVIEW

    Have you ever heard Tina Turner sing a bad version of a good song? Her complete emotional commitment to every note — have you ever heard her half-step? — requires that her material match her intensity. That,...

    February 17, 2000 12:00 AM ET
  • Yellow Submarine [Soundtrack]

    Yellow Submarine [Soundtrack] | ALBUM REVIEW

    It'll do for the film, was John Lennon's wry summation of every subgenius Beatles session around the time the band was working on the music for Yellow Submarine, a project designed to fulfill a contractual obligation. When...

    October 28, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Blues

    Blues | ALBUM REVIEW

    Eric Clapton's relationship to the blues is so long-standing that it resists summary. But the release of this smartly assembled two-disc set makes it possible to say that with three purchases — Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton...

    August 19, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida"

    Elton John & Tim Rice's "Aida" | ALBUM REVIEW

    On Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida — Giuseppe Verdi's agent didn't have enough clout to get him into the credits, obviously — a host of superstars perform songs from a new stage musical composed by...

    April 1, 1999 12:00 AM ET
  • Across America

    Across America | ALBUM REVIEW

    Blessed with a beautifully ethereal voice, Art Garfunkel has suffered in his post-Paul Simon career because of a choice of songs and musical settings that mistake preciousness for subtlety. Happily, his new album remedies that problem. Nine...

    June 12, 1997 12:00 AM ET
  • Zooropa

    Zooropa | ALBUM REVIEW

    Bosnia and Herzegovina. The resurgence of Nazism in Germany. Mafia terrorism in Italy. Escalating unemployment throughout the former Western Bloc. Zooropa, indeed. None of those issues is explicitly addressed on U2's startling new album, of course. But...

    July 5, 1993 3:20 PM ET
  • American Dream

    American Dream | ALBUM REVIEW

    American Dream fades out on the line "Why not keep on singing anyway?" — and that lackadaisical slogan seems to sum up the spirit in which the first Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young studio album since 1970's...

    January 13, 1993 12:00 AM ET
  • The Bootleg Series

    The Bootleg Series | ALBUM REVIEW

    Three CDs, fifty-eight tracks, nearly four hours of music — the first three volumes of The Bootleg Series stand solidly on their own terms...

    April 4, 1991 12:00 AM ET
  • Oh Mercy

    Oh Mercy | ALBUM REVIEW

    Nothing reinvigorates Sixties icons like having something to prove. In the past few years the reverence typically shown both the Rolling Stones and...

    September 21, 1989 12:00 AM ET
  • Dust Bowl Ballads [Buddha]

    Dust Bowl Ballads [Buddha] | ALBUM REVIEW

    Perhaps the lone salvation of human tragedy is that occasionally it finds its poet, the one person who lends enduring meaning to suffering and rescues dignity from disaster. The Dust Bowl crisis of the Thirties found its...

    May 4, 1989 12:00 AM ET