A fascinating “ultimate” version of John Lennon’s Imagine includes everything but the kitchen sink. Plus, an enhanced reissue of two films from Lennon and Yoko Ono.
A new Blu-ray captures Joni Mitchell performing many of her most celebrated numbers in a challenging environment. Plus, a three-CD reissue from Swans and music from Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard, and Ever More Nest.
Poor video quality mars a performance by one of the most innovative comedy group’s of all time but two bonus features offer some compensation.
A new film chronicles the life of underappreciated music producer Bert Berns. Plus, a CD from veteran country songwriter John Scott Sherrill and a covers collection from John Wesley Harding.
A DVD gives us a glimpse of Chrissie Hynde offstage, and a major bonus feature preserves a 1981 Pretenders concert.
John Mellencamp shines on a concert Blu-ray/CD set. Plus new releases from Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and the Young Novelists, an exotica anthology, and a book about the Clash.