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Linda and Richard Thompson, “The Great Valerio” (1974): One Track Mind

Linda and Richard Thompson, “The Great Valerio” (1974): One Track Mind

A classic song closing a classic, acclaimed album, Linda and Richard Thompson’s “The Great Valerio” still captivates, decades after its creation.

Giada Valenti, “Gracias a La Vida” (2018): One Track Mind

Giada Valenti, “Gracias a La Vida” (2018): One Track Mind

An example of what pure joy and gratitude should sound like, Giada Valenti’s “Gracias a La Vida” is a worthy tribute to life.

Ashton Gardner and Dyke, “Resurrection Shuffle” (1971): One Track Mind

Ashton Gardner and Dyke, “Resurrection Shuffle” (1971): One Track Mind

Filled with funky, blues-battered dynamics, Ashton Gardner and Dyke’s “Resurrection Shuffle” seized the radio dial in the summer of 1971.

The Byrds, “What’s Happening?!?!” from Fifth Dimension (1966): One Track Mind

The Byrds, “What’s Happening?!?!” from Fifth Dimension (1966): One Track Mind

I went onto bigger and better things, but I always remembered this weird, claustrophobic Byrds tune from my childhood.

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, “Fire” (1968): One Track Mind

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, “Fire” (1968): One Track Mind

Fifty years ago, the Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s “Fire” had to be just about the coolest thing you’d ever seen – and for parents, probably one of the scariest.

Alan Simon, “You Are the Sunshine” from Excalibur IV (2017): One Track Mind

Alan Simon, “You Are the Sunshine” from Excalibur IV (2017): One Track Mind

This has been a great year for progressive rock releases, but overlooking Alan Simon’s ‘Excalibur IV: The Dark Age of the Dragon’ verges on criminal.

David Crosby, “Amelia” from Sky Trails (2017): One Track Mind

David Crosby, “Amelia” from Sky Trails (2017): One Track Mind

David Crosby seems almost naked without his guitar, yet still shines brightly on yet another stellar Joni Mitchell cover song.

Chicago, “Questions 67 & 68” from Chicago Transit Authority (1971): One Track Mind

Chicago, “Questions 67 & 68” from Chicago Transit Authority (1971): One Track Mind

Mixing elegance with volume and power, “Questions 67 & 68” shines a light on vintage Chicago in the best possible way.

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

China Crisis, “You Did Cut Me [Live]: from Flaunt the Imperfection (2017, reissue): One Track Mind

Part of the joy attached to the new reissue of China Crisis’ 1985 album ‘Flaunt the Imperfection’ is the inclusion of so much bonus material.

Toto, “Alone” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): One Track Mind

Toto, “Alone” from 40 Trips Around the Sun (2018): One Track Mind

The initial single from Toto’s upcoming retrospective set ’40 Trips Around the Sun’ has a hint of familiarity, and that’s not too surprising.

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