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Perfect Harmony: An Interview with Legendary Vocal Group the Waters

From Phil Spector's Wall of Sound to 20 Feet from Stardom, Julia, Maxine, Luther, and Oren Waters reflect on their six-decade career, including historic sessions with Herbie Hancock, Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, and countless other music legends.

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Various Artists: The Essential Phil Spector

2011's Spector re-packaging continues with 35 songs of varying profundity, most of which will turn 50 in the next couple of years if they haven't already. Whatever. To the kids, it'll all sound like West Side Story anyway.

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Ellis' Superb Mastery of the Art of Pop

In "Subland Empire", Warren Ellis takes the reins of Secret Avengers and shows the hidden depths and complex mastery required to make popculture artifacts works of lasting art.

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Melody Maker: An Interview with Darlene Love

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors the "One Woman Wall of Sound" ... at last.

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George Harrison: All Things Must Pass

For its 40th Anniversary, Harrison's masterpiece keeps a low profile characteristic of the Quiet Beatle. Ignore it, though, to your own detriment.

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The Pipettes: Earth Vs. the Pipettes

Having shed Spectorian pop nostalgia for an altogether more '80s synth-pop approach, the Pipettes struggle to find a unique voice without any of their original female members remaining.

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Various Artists: A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector

One of the finest and most festive Christmas records ever made gets the re-release treatment.


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