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What’s In The Three Versions of The Basement Tapes   Sony has released three versions of Bob Dylan’s 1967 embryonic recording sessions with The Band – what do you get with each?

By Stephen Pate – If you’re considering purchasing Bob Dylan’s The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 which one is the

Why Are Aging Rock and Rollers Ripping Off Fans   Artists who  haven’t produced anything new in decades expect fans to pay for expensive re-issues

By Stephen Pate – The Beatles complete mono albums in vinyl cost a whopping $400 for music that is 50 years old – The Beatles in Mono Vinyl Box Set

The theme is very topical, so we expect substance, if not commercial cleverness.

This is another small film this month based in India's interiors wherein the subject needs more of a rural folk flavour.
Sharda Sinha, heard to good effect in the twin blockbusters Maine
Leonard Cohen’s Popular Problems Available Today   The latest Leonard Cohen LP is worth listening and maybe owning

By Stephen Pate – What does a reviewer say about a poet/songwriter who just released perhaps one of his best albums two days after his 80th birthday?

I won’t say much, being more


Nothing really, from this small film with newcomers.


Sufi overtones are huge in the Vikrant Bhartiya and Aishwarya Majumdar-rendered 'Arziyaan', which has some amount of contemporary appeal, ironically because it is so stereotyped in that genre. The lyrics,

Gulzar and Vishal Bhardwaj, the music team of Maachis, Omkara and Ishqiya and other good songs in Satya, Maqbool and Kaminey, do spark anticipation.


Faiz Ahmed Faiz was one of the pillars of poetry in India and his creation, 'Aaj Ke Naam' sung by Rekha
Kanye West Shouts Out Person in Wheelchair   Kanye West  tells wheelchair-bound concertgoers  “Stand Up or I’m Not Rapping!”

By Stephen Pate – Many people reacted with revulsion to rapper Kanye West when he told a person in a wheelchair to stand up or the concert would stop in Australia.

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