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One Track Mind: Peter Frampton, “Friendly Fire” from Hummingbird In A Box (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Frampton, “Friendly Fire” from Hummingbird In A Box (2014)

A song as topical as it is musically complex.

Rush – Presto (1989; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

Rush – Presto (1989; 2014 Audio Fidelity Remaster)

It’s difficult to dislike the approachable ‘Presto,’ but harder still to love it.

One Track Mind: Gary Numan, “I Am Dust” from Splinter (2014)

One Track Mind: Gary Numan, “I Am Dust” from Splinter (2014)

He’s exchanged proto-goth black-nailed dystopia for something new.

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980)

Across the Great Divide: Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980)

Nobody embodies hard-bitten, country-strong determination like Levon.

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

More Perfect Playlists: The Beatles … LIVE!

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

‘It invigorates the whole band’: Toto’s Steve Lukather praises Joseph Williams ahead of big U.S. tour

‘It invigorates the whole band’: Toto’s Steve Lukather praises Joseph Williams ahead of big U.S. tour

Toto has begun rehearsals for fall American dates with Michael McDonald.

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

‘Some of it was a little bit overblown’: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on prog rock’s ups and downs

Anderson says he and contemporaries in ELP and Yes were often just showing off.

One Track Mind: Peter Himmelman, “Too Afraid to Lose” from The Boat That Carries Us (2014)

One Track Mind: Peter Himmelman, “Too Afraid to Lose” from The Boat That Carries Us (2014)

Himmelman moves away from specificity, and into something far more resonant.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Share Your Love [With Me]” from Moondog Matinee (1973)

Filled with depthless longing, “Share Your Love” gave this album an emotional center.

One Track Mind: Elton John, “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from Million Dollar Piano (2014)

One Track Mind: Elton John, “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” from Million Dollar Piano (2014)

This arrives looking like every bad thing that sends you back to the old records.