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Flying Colors, “A Place in Your World” from Second Nature (2014): One Track Mind

Flying Colors, “A Place in Your World” from Second Nature (2014): One Track Mind

Flying Colors is a group loaded with talent, but in need of a rejiggering of priorities toward its own embedded prog-pop sensibilities.

Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in Blue” (1975): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Tangled Up in Blue” (1975): One Track Mind

This song is for Bob Dylan’s Seventies what “Like a Rolling Stone” was for his Sixties: a farewell.

Queen’s Roger Taylor, “I Wanna Testify” from Best (2014): One Track Mind

Queen’s Roger Taylor, “I Wanna Testify” from Best (2014): One Track Mind

A standout song from Roger Taylor’s new retrospective releases, “I Wanna Testify” both reflects and then amplifies his successes with Queen.

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Ain’t No More Cane [Take 2]” (1967): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan and the Band, “Ain’t No More Cane [Take 2]” (1967): One Track Mind

In reanimating age-old songs like “Ain’t No More Cane,” Bob Dylan and the Band began a journey toward undiscovered new vistas.

Jon Anderson + Counting Crows’ Matt Malley, “Family Circle” (2014): One Track Mind

Jon Anderson + Counting Crows’ Matt Malley, “Family Circle” (2014): One Track Mind

Jon Anderson has found something of a kindred spirit with Matt Malley on the new charity single “Family Circle.”

Bernie Marsden + David Coverdale, “Trouble” from Shine (2014): One Track Mind

Bernie Marsden + David Coverdale, “Trouble” from Shine (2014): One Track Mind

Bernie Marsden’s blues-soaked collaboration with David Coverdale recalls their earlier connections to Deep Purple’s more R&B-focused 1970s era.

Cat Stevens, “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” (2014): One Track Mind

Cat Stevens, “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” (2014): One Track Mind

Cat Stevens covers Leadbelly’s dark tale of escape, pointing the way to what could have been a very different career path.

Michael Lynch, “Mr. Monster / Going the Wrong Way” (2014): One Track Mind

Michael Lynch, “Mr. Monster / Going the Wrong Way” (2014): One Track Mind

Michael Lynch has given us a great little Halloween tune in “Mr. Monster,” with fierce hook lines and a jiggly, jagged bubblegum beat.

Jerry Garcia, “They Love Each Other” from GarciaLive Volume Five (2014): One Track Mind

Jerry Garcia, “They Love Each Other” from GarciaLive Volume Five (2014): One Track Mind

Jerry Garcia returns to the Grateful Dead staple “They Love Each Other” on a new archival release – and we hear this song again, as it once was.

Kami Thompson, “Careful” from Family (2014): One Track Mind

Kami Thompson, “Careful” from Family (2014): One Track Mind

Kami Thompson leads the Thompson family band through a country-pop romp called “Careful.”