1994's debut solo album from Lindisfarne
guitarist and hit songwriter Rod Clements, is re-released this July.
Retitled ONE TRACK MIND 2008, the album has been expanded to 17 tracks
featuring Rod's solo versions of blues, folk and original classics, rare
guitar instrumentals, and new recordings of previously unheard early songs.
Never widely available even at the time of its earlier releases, copies of
One Track Mind have long been sought after by fans of Rod's music,
Lindisfarne rarities and classic blues.
Rod had taken a break from his Lindisfarne duties to record a collection of
the blues and folk standards that inspired him, throwing in solo versions of
his own well-loved classics like "Meet Me On The Corner", "Road To Kingdom
Come" and "Train In G Major".
Some tracks featured just Rod's voice and acoustic guitar, others enjoyed
treatments of his fabulous electric slide work backed by Lindisfarne's then
rhythm section, Ray Laidlaw and Steve Cunningham.
The result was ‘One Track Mind', originally available only in
limited-edition cassette format, reissued as a CD in 2001 with bonus
One Track Mind 2008
HARD TRAVELLING (Woody Guthrie) - THE
TRAIN THAT CARRIED MY GIRL FROM TOWN (Frank Hutchison) - BOURGEOIS BLUES (Leadbelly)
- TRAIN IN G MAJOR - AIN'T NO MORE CANE - DOWN IN THE FLOOD (Bob Dylan) -
ROAD TO KINGDOM COME - EVIL HEARTED WOMAN (Oscar Woods) - MEET ME ON THE
CORNER - LEATHER LAUNDERETTE - NO TURNING BACK (studio version) - SNEAKY
SUSPENSION - PISTON BROKE AGAIN - LONG VEHICLE - NO TURNING BACK (home
version) - A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM - BLUES FOR A DYING SEASON
Now all the original 1994 tracks and the additional 2001 instrumentals are
available once again, supplemented by two brand new recordings of early
songs written by Rod at the beginning of his career in the late 1960s.
The bonus tracks are "A Dream Within A Dream" (performed once by Lindisfarne
for a radio broadcast c.1970), and "Blues For A Dying Season", recorded for
the unreleased Downtown Faction album c.1969. This will be the first time
either of these songs has had an official release.
With a running time of 70 minutes, ‘One Track Mind 2008' is a treasure-house
of classic slide-driven blues, folk and rock encompassing the career of one
of roots music's true legends.