182 items by Anthony DeCurtis

  • The Complete Recordings

    The Complete Recordings | ALBUM REVIEW

    This remastered two-disc collection brings an unprecedented level of clarity, intimacy and immediacy to immortal Thirties blues recordings that laid a blueprint for everyone from Eric Clapton to Jack White. No new songs have emerged....

    May 17, 2011 12:15 AM ET
  • Pink Floyd Announce Massive Reissue Project

    Pink Floyd Announce Massive Reissue Project | ARTICLE

    Pink Floyd fans should be prepared for an exciting few months: The band announced yesterday that they are launching "Why Pink Floyd…?", a massive reissue campaign meant to deepen and expand the band's extraordinary musical legacy....

    May 11, 2011 4:05 PM ET
  • George Harrison Gets Back: Rolling Stone's 1987 Cover Story

    George Harrison Gets Back: Rolling Stone's 1987 Cover Story | ARTICLE

    "I didn't think it was that stupid," mutters a puzzled George Harrison during a halt in a video shoot, as a battery of eight Warner Bros. Records employees hastens to reassure him. The mood in...

    February 25, 2011 2:45 PM ET
  • The Complete Elvis Presley Masters

    The Complete Elvis Presley Masters | ALBUM REVIEW

    If ever a catalog required smart curating, Elvis Presley's does. There are good examples of that: The Complete 50's Masters, The Essential 60's Masters and The Essential 70's Masters each tell stories about different aspects of the...

    October 26, 2010 12:00 AM ET
  • Listening Booth: 1970

    Listening Booth: 1970 | ALBUM REVIEW

    On this set of covers of 1970 hits, Marc Cohn tracks a cataclysmic year for rock: The Beatles have broken up (Lennon's "Look at Me," McCartney's "Maybe I'm Amazed"), Simon and Garfunkel are breaking up ("The...

    August 2, 2010 3:12 PM ET
  • Midnight Souvenirs

    Midnight Souvenirs | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Love kills time, and time kills love," Peter Wolf sings on Midnight Souvenirs, but this delightful new album makes one thing clear: Nothing can kill Wolf's charm, musicality and youthfulness. His first release in eight ...

    April 6, 2010 12:15 AM ET
  • Steven Van Zandt's E Street Memories

    Steven Van Zandt's E Street Memories | ARTICLE

    "I'm so reluctant for this tour to end," says Steven Van Zandt, checking in during a break in Bruce Springsteen and the E...

    October 1, 2009 6:05 PM ET
  • The Beatles: Stereo Box Set

    The Beatles: Stereo Box Set | ALBUM REVIEW

    As you probably know by now, the remastering of the Beatles catalog was carried out with the caution of translating the Dead Sea Scrolls. Happily, the results justify the obsessive care. These 14 stereo remasters — from...

    September 8, 2009 12:00 AM ET
  • Book Review: The Untold Stories Of John Lennon's Epic Life

    Book Review: The Untold Stories Of John Lennon's Epic Life | ARTICLE

    According to Philip Norman's new biography, John Lennon: The Life, the teenage Lennon occasionally napped with his mother, Julia, and the accidental touch of her breast one time triggered longings in him to have sex with her...

    October 22, 2008 2:43 PM ET
  • Covers

    Covers | ALBUM REVIEW

    On hits like "Handy Man," "Up on the Roof" and "How Sweet It Is (to be Loved by You)," James Taylor's way of interpreting other songwriters' hits has been to turn them into James Taylor songs. His...

    October 2, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Keep It Simple

    Keep It Simple | ALBUM REVIEW

    At this point in his career, Van Morrison is less interested in surprises than in further exploring his long-standing obsessions: surviving the shocks of this life and rising gracefully toward the next one. Keep It Simple finds...

    April 3, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Live 1969

    Live 1969 | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the fall of 1969, Simon and Garfunkel launched their last tour for more than a dozen years — the duo would break up months later, shortly after the January 1970 debut of their biggest-selling album, Bridge...

    April 3, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Solo Acoustic Volume 2

    Solo Acoustic Volume 2 | ALBUM REVIEW

    Like 2005's Vol. 1, this reflective journey through Jackson Browne's catalog restores him to his coffeehouse roots — and to splendideffect. Once again, the performances are live — drawn fromconcerts around the world — and unadorned. Browne...

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Remembering Ike Turner, Rock Pioneer and R&B Giant (1931-2007)

    Remembering Ike Turner, Rock Pioneer and R&B Giant (1931-2007) | ARTICLE

    Ike Turner an essential and largely undervalued figure in the history of both rhythm & blues and rock & roll, died in his home in San Marcos, California, earlier today. He was seventy-six years old. The cause...

    December 12, 2007 8:15 PM ET
  • One Man Band

    One Man Band | ALBUM REVIEW

    There's no shortage of James Taylor hits collections out there, but that doesn't make this new live CD-DVD, any less welcome. Taylor's fans regard each reframing of his career as an artistic snapshot of his life at...

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • Rock N Roll Jesus

    Rock N Roll Jesus | ALBUM REVIEW

    As its title suggests, this balls-to-the-wall album finds Kid Rock latching onto the verities of sex, drugs and rock & roll as a path to redemption — both his and the country's. He'd never admit it, but...

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM ET
  • Summer of Love: New York

    Summer of Love: New York | ARTICLE

    In the early Sixties, Bob Dylan emerged from New York's folk scene and redefined rock & roll. But by 1967, Dylan had moved...

    July 12, 2007 12:00 PM ET
  • Continuum

    Continuum | ALBUM REVIEW

    "Who did you think I was?" John Mayer asked on the opening track of Try!, the live album he released last year as one-third of the John Mayer Trio. He's answered the question eloquently on Continuum, a...

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM ET
  • The 100 Best Covers: The Dylan Mask

    The 100 Best Covers: The Dylan Mask | ARTICLE

    In 1978, Jonathan Cott conducted a legendary Rolling Stone interview with Bob Dylan. The occasion was the release of Renaldo and Clara,...

    May 18, 2006 1:35 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