Lucinda Williams

Music Reviews: Lucinda Williams’s ‘Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart,’ plus Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Jesse DeNatale, and Aaron Smith

Lucinda Williams has recorded lots of country- and soul-flavored music over her four-decade career, but her heart has always been in rock, a fact she reaffirms on her effusive latest CD, her first collection of new material since 2020’s Good Souls Better Angels. Like that album, the just-released Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart […]

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Fleetwood Mac--The Alternate Collection

Music & Film Reviews: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Alternate Collection,’ plus Willie Nelson and Cat Stevens

  After Fleetwood Mac unceremoniously ejected Lindsey Buckingham from the group in 2018, the chances that we’d ever again hear new music from the group’s classic lineup seemed remote. Now, following the recent death of Christine McVie, who joined the band way back in 1970, those chances have dropped to zero. At least there’s a […]

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Music Reviews: Box Sets Celebrate Cat Stevens’s ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ and ‘Tea for the Tillerman’ 

    Folk/pop singer/songwriter Cat Stevens famously walked away from the music business in 1978, but that wasn’t his first career turning point. (Nor was it his last; he has returned to making records in recent years.) The British artist—born Steven Georgiou and known as Yusuf Islam since his conversion to the Muslim faith—achieved some […]

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