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Robbie Robertson, “Broken Arrow” from Robbie Robertson (1987): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson, “Broken Arrow” from Robbie Robertson (1987): Across the Great Divide

Robbie Robertson’s willingness to speak from the heart gave moments like ‘Broken Arrow’ a new resonance.

Hydra may be the best Toto album you’ve never heard: ‘That’s a cult classic!’

Hydra may be the best Toto album you’ve never heard: ‘That’s a cult classic!’

Released 35 years ago today, ‘Hydra’ showed the full breadth of what Toto could do. It’s influencing their new album, too.

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.

The Kinks’ Dave Davies – Rippin Up Time (2014)

The Kinks’ Dave Davies – Rippin Up Time (2014)

The overall feel of this new album by the Kinks’ Dave Davies is one of reminiscence, for a time and a place now perhaps irretrievably gone.

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin on King Crimson’s latest bold move: “Truly ‘progressive’ progressive rock”

Tony Levin talks about King Crimson’s remarkable propensity for rebirth, and what might be next.

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.

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

Deep Purple – Live in Verona (2014)

This isn’t just another evening of string-laden songcraft from Deep Purple; it’s a big-bang moment for the group’s next era.

Leon Alvarado with Trey Gunn + Jerry Marotta – 2014: Music from an Expanded Universe (2014)

Leon Alvarado with Trey Gunn + Jerry Marotta – 2014: Music from an Expanded Universe (2014)

Leon Alvarado makes another stop on a deeply intriguing journey through prog’s past, but with a modern twist.

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.

An intriguing launch point, Trespass is Genesis’ forgotten album: ‘I guess, because it’s so early’

An intriguing launch point, Trespass is Genesis’ forgotten album: ‘I guess, because it’s so early’

The sophomore album ‘Trespass,’ released on Oct. 23, 1970, offered the first hints at where Genesis would go.