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“The primary pleasure of the Little Willies, the uptown country cabaret covers band fronted by Norah Jones, is their ease, how they can take tunes everybody knows by heart and not so much reinterpret them as freshen them, pulling them ever so slightly toward the jazzier side.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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“You know those dads who are such music freaks that they teach their children everything about Dylan, say, or the Ramones, and then flip out when the kids go over to Ke$ha? Sure you do. “The Music Never Stopped’’ is about how one of those dads gets his comeuppance and realizes how lucky he is.” [...]

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“Opening with the disco-blues thump of “Miss You,” Some Girls [first issued in 1978] is a tough, focused, and exciting record, full of more hooks and energy than any Stones record since Exile on Main St. Some Girls may not have the back-street aggression of their ’60s records, or the majestic, drugged-out murk of their [...]

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The Mamas & The Papas: Icon

“Icon is an 11-track collection that features several greatest hits of the Mamas & the Papas: “California Dreamin,” “Monday, Monday,” “I Saw Her Again,” and “Dream a Little Dream of Me.”” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Joe Cocker: Icon

“Joe Cocker has always been a superb interpreter of songs, taking each one he tackles and jerking and twisting it into new shapes, wringing every bit of emotion out of it in mesmerizing fashion, all of which has made him an iconic and unique artist.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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Check Our Catalog “To commemorate the close of the New York Mets’ historic Shea Stadium, the powers that be brought in the one local superstar who could pay tribute to this quintessential New York landmark: the one and only Billy Joel. He assembled a killer lineup of guest stars topped by Sir Paul McCartney, whose [...]

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Check Our Catalog “The 2009 Singles Collection offers something that the many other previous Creedence Clearwater Revival compilations do not: the band’s A-sides and B-sides presented complete and in chronological order, plus a DVD containing the five promo clips CCR released (“Sweet Hitch-Hiker,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Bootleg,” “I Put a Spell on [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Valleys of Neptune is legit – not quite a lost album, but darn near close in that it compiles 12 previously unreleased studio recordings, most from a key 1969 phase in the guitarist’s career…it is a sharp snapshot of a musical genius in the studio during a period of transition.”–Chicago Tribune

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George Harrison: Let It Roll

Check Our Catalog “A useful compilation that consolidates all of Harrison’s signature tunes on one very enjoyable disc.”–All Music Guide

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Check Our Catalog “George Harrison had two periods of great commercial success, separated by 15 years and two record labels. This extended gap is the chief reason there hasn’t been a career-spanning Harrison collection until 2009′s Let It Roll: Songs By George Harrison, the first-ever disc to gather songs from George’s stints at both Apple [...]

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Check Our Catalog “As the subtitle suggests, this collection writes their gangly 1992 debut out of the record, concentrating on the time when the Wallflowers were just about the only rock & roll journeymen in America, cranking out sturdy singer/songwriter-driven classic rock…a good overview of the band’s appealing, dependable rock & roll — an overview [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Live in Pittsburgh 1970 (2008) is the sixth (more or less) full-length live set from the Doors’ own Bright Midnight Archives. It is also one of its shortest and arguably most dynamic entries — a single CD capturing the quartet of Jim Morrison (vocals/hand percussion), Ray Manzarek (keyboards/bass pedals/vocals), Robbie Krieger (guitars), [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Clapton and Winwood did three concerts together at Madison Square Garden in February 2008 and the results were fruitful enough to spawn this double-disc album…Ultimately, this isn’t an album of moments, but rather a sustained whole that finds Clapton and Winwood egging each other on to produce a wholly satisfying, if not [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Long bootlegged, Live Santa Monica ’72 captures the glam-rock pioneer during his Ziggy Stardust prime, on his first U.S. tour, recording what is unequivocally his best concert album.”–Rolling Stone

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Check Our Catalog “Recorded in October 2007, just over half a month after the release of her hits collection Crystal Visions, The Soundstage Sessions finds Stevie Nicks running through her hits — both solo and Fleetwood Mac tunes — in front of a small studio audience.”–All Music Guide

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