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Steve Hackett, “In the Skeleton Gallery” from The Night Siren (2017): One Track Mind

Steve Hackett, “In the Skeleton Gallery” from The Night Siren (2017): One Track Mind

Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett’s “In the Skeleton Gallery” arrives in advance of ‘The Night Siren’ with a hint of the familiar – at least at first.

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

The deeply underrated Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year.

Dave Stryker, “O Tannebaum” (2016): One Track Mind

Dave Stryker, “O Tannebaum” (2016): One Track Mind

Get a free download of Dave Stryker’s bonus track “O Tannabaum”, and put a little swing in your holidays.

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, “Big Brother, Little Brother” (2016): One Track Mind

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, “Big Brother, Little Brother” (2016): One Track Mind

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, the pre-Yes progressive rock legends, are offering listeners a taste of their forthcoming 2017 album.

Esquire featuring Nikki Squire, “Ministry of Life” (2016): One Track Mind

Esquire featuring Nikki Squire, “Ministry of Life” (2016): One Track Mind

“Ministry of Life” is an excellent preface for what’s coming on ‘Esquire III: No Spare Planet,’ the third album from Yes co-founder Chris Squire’s ex-wife Nikki Squire.

Kait Dunton and trioKAIT, “The Lady In My Life” from Casual (2016): One Track Mind

Kait Dunton and trioKAIT, “The Lady In My Life” from Casual (2016): One Track Mind

“The Lady In My Life” is a tribute to the late Rod Temperton’s pop songcrafting genius and the flair Kait Dunton has for surprising, smart arrangements.

The Embrooks, “Nightmare” / “Helen” (2016): One Track Mind

The Embrooks, “Nightmare” / “Helen” (2016): One Track Mind

The driving “Nightmare” shows once again that the Embrooks are, if anything, consistent. But why remake “Helen”?

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, “Boomtown Blues” from The Distance (1982): One Track Mind

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, “Boomtown Blues” from The Distance (1982): One Track Mind

Bob Seger’s ‘The Distance’ has a musical power which exceeds the lyrical heft of the far-more-popular ‘Night Moves,’ as heard on stand-out cuts like “Boomtown Blues.”

Lizzy Rose, “Walk the Walk” from Crocodile Tears (2016): One Track Mind

Lizzy Rose, “Walk the Walk” from Crocodile Tears (2016): One Track Mind

The haunting “Walk the Walk” is heartfelt, bold tale of broken promises in a relationship. There’s real fire and fury in what Lizzy Rose says here.

Metallica, “Hardwired” from Hardwired … to Self Destruct (2016): One Track Mind

Metallica, “Hardwired” from Hardwired … to Self Destruct (2016): One Track Mind

I didn’t want to go with a knee-jerk reaction to Metallica’s “Hardwired.” I wanted to give it a chance to grow on me. It hasn’t yet.