One Track Mind" was originally released in 1994 when Rod Clements was still a member of Lindisfarne. This new edition boasts a crisp remaster and six extra tracks, together with a smart booklet containing extensive notes by Rod and old/new artwork.
The album is a rootsy mixture: there are solo versions of three of Rod's Lindisfarne songs ('Train In G Major', 'Road To Kingdom Come' and 'Meet Me On The Corner'), a brace of traditional numbers ('The Train That Carried My Girl From Town' - based on Doc Watson's recording - and 'Ain't No More Cane') and interpretations of Woody Guthrie's 'Hard Travelling', Leadbelly's 'Bourgeois Blues', Bob Dylan's 'Down In The Flood' (aka 'Crash On The Levee') and a groovy take on 'Evil Hearted Woman' by Oscar Woods.
In addition, there's the Bert Jansch co-write 'Leather Launderette' and the instrumental 'No Turning Back' - an additional home recording of the latter is among the bonus tracks.
Of the other extras, there's 'Piston Broke Again' (loosely based on 'You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond' by Blind Willie Johnson), the dreamy 'Long Vehicle' which was conceived as the theme for an as-yet-unmade road movie, and an instrumental rehash of Dr Feelgood's 'Sneakin' Suspicion'.
The highlights of this reissue are Rod's new recordings of two songs from his back pages. The psych-folk nugget 'A Dream Within A Dream' was part of a long-lost 1971 Lindisfarne session for John Peel, while the dark and haunting 'Blues For A Dying Season' was recorded in 1969 for the unreleased album by pre-Lindisfarne group Downtown Faction.
The laidback atmosphere of this album lends itself to late night play with the lights down low, so kick back and marvel at Rod's guitar playing while enjoying the diversity of the material on offer.