A big-box edition of a Cat Stevens bestseller, four volumes of great covers by Lucinda Williams, and Joe Grushecky’s collaboration with Bruce Springsteen.
One of the most comprehensive and imaginatively assembled box sets ever released on any subject. Also, Friedman and Shaver in concert in 2002.
The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde delivers superb Dylan covers while artists whose talent is larger than their reputations interpret Lightfoot.
The excellent latest edition of Bob Dylan’s ‘Bootleg Series’ focuses on material from the early 1980s.
Must-hear covers of Bob Dylan songs fill the soundtrack to Broadway’s ‘Girl from the North Country.’ Also reviewed: a pop-rock gem from Explorer Tapes, a live set from Oregon, newcomer Sierra Ferrell, and Ben Bostick’s excellent fourth CD.
A three-CD set offers fascinating previously unreleased material from Dylan’s 1970 sessions. Also reviewed: New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers, Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, and 3 Pairs of Boots.