Gallery O' Retrospectives

The Daily Vault has been a work in progress since the day we debuted in January 1997. As part of that natural evolution, over the course of late 2001 through early 2004, we tried out a concept of focusing on a specific artist each month, in addition to our usual eclectic variety of music reviews. At first the retrospectives were mostly dependent on the whims of our writing staff, as individual writers took on favorite artists like Alice Cooper or Yes. Sometimes they were weeklong instead of monthlong; sometimes they ran once a week for several weeks (anybody remember "Wakeman Wednesdays" or "Montrose Mondays"?).

In May 2004 we made retrospectives a regular monthly feature. We ran with that concept for five years, featuring either an Artist Of The Month or a themed retrospective each month. The feature ran its natural course and went on hiatus after October 2009, only to reappear... well, pretty much whenever we feel like it.

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1970

October 2012

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Roxy Music

October 2009

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Marianne Faithfull

September 2009

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Woodstock At 40

August 2009

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Black Sabbath

July 2009

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The Beach Boys

June 2009

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Talking Heads

May 2009

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Ian Hunter

April 2009

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Mott The Hoople

April 2009

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Modern Prog

March 2009

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Heart

February 2009

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Tears For Fears

January 2009

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Depeche Mode

January 2009

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John Lennon

December 2008

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Concert Classics

November 2008

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Kansas

October 2008

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Tom Petty &
The Heartbreakers

September 2008

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Women Of Country

August 2008

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Deep Purple

July 2008

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CCM & Friends

June 2008

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David Bowie

May 2008

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Classic Soul

April 2008

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Dan Fogelberg

March 2008

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Musicals

February 2008

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Bob Dylan

January 2008

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First Album I Ever Bought

December 2007

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Indie Explosion

November 2007

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The Doors

October 2007

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Women Who Rock

September 2007

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Fleetwood Mac

August 2007

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Paul McCartney

July 2007

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The Police

June 2007

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Guitar Greats

May 2007

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King Crimson

April 2007

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Classic Jazz

March 2007

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Billy Joel

February 2007

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The Rolling Stones

January 2007

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Female Singer-Songwriters

December 2006

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Beck

November 2006

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Radiohead

November 2006

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The Beatles

October 2006

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Hip-Hop

September 2006

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R.E.M.

August 2006

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The Who

July 2006

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Arena Rock

May 2006

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Garth Brooks

May 2006

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Elton John

April 2006

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  Grunge

March 2006

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Madonna

February 2006

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Steely Dan

January 2006

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Dynamic Debuts

December 2005

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Pearl Jam

November 2005

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Punk

October 2005

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Frank Zappa

September 2005

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Led Zeppelin

August 2005

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Pink Floyd

July 2005

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Sheryl Crow

June 2005

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Faith No More

June 2005

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Genesis

May 2005

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Bruce Springsteen

April 2005

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Judas Priest

March 2005

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Tori Amos

February 2005

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

January 2005

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The Holidays

December 2004

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U2

November 2004

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Queen

October 2004

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Iron Maiden

September 2004

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Alan Parsons Project

August 2004

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Jethro Tull

July 2004

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Van Halen

June 2004

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Molly Hatchet

May 2004

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Counting Crows

May 2004

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Aerosmith

March 2004

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Yes

January 2004

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Metallica

May - June 2003

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Montrose

November 2002

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Gin Blossoms

October 2002

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Rick Wakeman

Fall 2002

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Rush

Summer 2002

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Alice Cooper

October 2001

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