Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Album Review

John Butler Trio's "Flesh and Blood" Album Review

December 30, 2013
It may be his best guitar record yet, and the specialness lies in that it isn’t only that.
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Badi Assad's "Between Love and Luck" Album Review

December 24, 2013
After disappearing for nearly a decade, the Brazilian force-of-nature that is Badi Assad is back with a magical blend of supple grooves, virtuosic nylon-string fingerpicking, and sensual vocals.
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Michael Bloomfield's "From His Head to His Heart to His Hands" CD/DVD Box Set Review

December 8, 2013
Essential for Bloomfield freaks, Head, Heart, Hands will also move anyone fascinated with the collision of rock, blues, and folk music in the turbulent 1960s.
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Neil Young's "Live at the Cellar Door" Album Review

December 5, 2013
Young's songs stripped bare reveal a songwriter at his height.
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Mogwai's "Rave Tapes" Album Review

December 1, 2013
The group’s sophomore effort for Sub Pop goes deep into sonic space.
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Rush's "Clockwork Angels Tour" CD/DVD Review

November 27, 2013
A nine-piece string ensemble joins the group on the Clockwork material, as well as on a few older Rush chestnuts (“YYZ” and “Red Sector A”).
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Eric Clapton's "Give Me Strength: The 1974 / 1975 Recordings" Album Review

November 12, 2013
Give Me Strength is aimed directly at Clapton fans that collect every note Slowhand has ever played.
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Mark Orton's "Music from the Motion Picture Nebraska" Album Review

November 10, 2013
Orton's haunting guitar-driven tunes that are sprinkled with dobro, violin, accordion, and other antique instruments have a gorgeously melancholy nature about them.
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Alvin Lee's "The Last Show" Album Review

November 9, 2013
Beyond the obvious historical significance of his last gig, the music is spectacular.
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Joe Bonamassa's "Tour de Force: Live in London" DVD Review

November 8, 2013
The expansive DVD package comes with roughly 13 hours of footage including four different shows, with four different band configurations, using four different setlists in four separate venues around London.
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