A rock concert for one and a half million fans and two more noteworthy releases.
The great Irish singer’s new set is less than great. Also, an excellent new folk/pop duo and a live set reminds us that a fine composer could sing ’em as well as she could write ’em.
A golden anniversary edition doubles the length of the Grateful Dead’s so-called “Skull & Roses” album. Also, Crowded House reunite and a CD from the original Reigning Sound.
Revisiting a British pop star’s heyday, a multi-artist hat tip to NRBQ’s Joey Spampinato, and more new releases.
An independent blues label showcases highlights from its first half-century. Also, a live set from the late, great Tim Buckley and anthologies from two early vocal acts.
A previously unreleased live set from Zappa, one of rock’s most versatile and idiosyncratic performers. Also: Ashley Riley’s gorgeous CD and more new releases.