Lucinda Williams covers Christmas songs and the Rolling Stones; John Sebastian revisits the Spoonful songbook; and four more new releases.
Janis Ian’s latest could be her best—and her last. Plus, overlooked doo-wop, a fine sisters duo, an excellent tribute to the songs of Kevin Gordon, and more.
The latest in a series of David Bowie box sets includes an excellent, previously unreleased album. Elvis Costello’s new CD recalls his early work.
A taste of Freed’s historic rock broadcasts, a high point for Gilkyson, a Mickey & Sylvia anthology, and acoustic blues from Dermody & Fotusky.
A deluxe version of Zappa’s ‘200 Motels’ fills six CDs. Also, a reissue of the ‘Chelsea Walls’ soundtrack, with music by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy; and Josh Caterer’s latest.
A new mix and previously unreleased concert material add value to an anniversary edition of the Band’s fourth LP.