>•BACH, BEETHOVEN AND SATIE—Daniel Varsano. France’s classical piano sensation demonstrates his élan.
•CONCERTS FOR THE PEOPLE OF KAM-PUCHEA—The Who, Paul McCartney, the Clash and Robert Plant, among others, were in good form for a good cause.
•HARD PROMISES—Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Promises lived up to.
•MISTAKEN IDENTITY—Kim Carnes. With a voice that has the tickle of a kitten’s tongue and feline sensuality to match, Carnes has become a no-mistake-about-it pop artist.
•ONE TO ONE—Ed Bruce. A late-blooming star at 41, Bruce reminds Nashville how good no-frills country music can be.
•PURITY OF ESSENCE—The Rumour. Pssst, these veterans of the English pub rock scene are the real thing.
•SEVEN YEAR ACHE—Rosanne Cash. A vibrant country rock LP suggests a variation on the old saying: like father, like daughter.
•SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND—George Harrison. A musical genius confronts melancholia with a defiant message of optimism.
•TARANTELLA—Chuck Mangione. Dizzy Gillespie and Steve Gadd join him in a rich jazz concert to benefit Italian quake victims.
•WE’RE GONNA ROCK—The Look. The young Detroit foursome weren’t kidding when they titled their debut album.