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THE STORY OF TRAIN

TRAIN is I, Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums). There are a bunch of others, past and present that have helped us do what we do on and off the road, but the three of us have been here since the start in 1994. Wow! 1994? Really?

We started playing as Train in San Francisco at a place called Mad Dog In The Fog. How I remember ... Read more in Amazon's Train Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 24, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000061M7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,184 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Train ~ Train

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While easily comparable to R.E.M., Train travel a little farther south, stopping in Allman Brothers country. Ballads like "If You Leave" and "Homesick" could be mistaken for early demos by Athens's most beloved sons, but when the guitar solos kick in, it's classic Southern goodness. Luckily, Train don't derail themselves by sticking solely to greasy jams and high-wire guitar acrobatics. The San Francisco-based five-piece keep their slice-of-life sound simple and lean, never overdoing what doesn't need to be overdone. Frontman Patrick Monahan has a voice that was made for this material. Bearing an uncanny vocal resemblance to Blues Traveler's John Popper, he slip-slides from one drunken heartbreak to another, but always gets up, brushes the dirt off his jeans, and keeps on living. --Jason Josephes

Customer Reviews

They were SO great that I decided I had to buy the CD.
Kim
It is rare to find a CD that you can just put in and let it play and enjoy every song.
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All the songs on this CD are very good, nothing short of excellent.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Rob Marus (rob@mainstreammo.org) on November 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is one of the best new albums I've heard in a long time. I bought it because it satisfied my "two good song" rule: Any band can come up with a one-hit wonder, but a CD with TWO good songs on it is worth purchasing. And so, after hearing "Free" and "Meet Virginia" on the radio, and decided that Train was worth a try. Plus, I had seen them in concert with Ben Folds Five and had been quite impressed with their live show. Well, the rest of the CD doesn't disappoint. My suspicions that they have an affinity for the Allman Brothers (an affinity which this homesick Southern boy shares, by the way) were proven correct by the CD. Nothing like a little bit of guitar-driven rock to shake me out of my MTV-induced doldrums. Couple that with inspired lyric-writing and lead singer Patrick Monahan's sublime vocal stylings and you've got an album that will keep me listening for a long time. Train's self-titled debut is a worthy buy for any true rock-and-roll fan.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Joe on June 21, 2000
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"Meet Virginia" is a good, traipsing pop rock song about a dying relationship. That said, everyone in the world has heard the song too much.
Forget that song, there are 12 others on the disk. "I Am" is a powerful country-rock ballad about a man filled with self-doubt preparing to close a chapter of his life. No song in modern rock can equal the baggage this song carries with it. "If You Leave" is that cynical rock love song that makes people cringe or think. "Homesick" is another country rock ballad about coming home. A nice, pretty, harmless tune. Then "Free" comes, a rock song about loneliness and freedom. It is a special moment on the CD. All the songs are surpisingly stong though, especiall the first half of the album. "Blind" is a heart-rendering ballad about dying love. "Rat" is a great song for all the graduates out there.
Train pulled off an eye-opening record. The songs are catchy, well-crafted, smart, and good. Oh yeah, the album cost $22,000 to make and it's platinum. At times the underproduction comes out a bit more raw and that much better. All in all, Train did the impossible, make a good rock record in the second half of the 1990s.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 1999
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This band can take you from an excellent high to an awesome low... great lyrics, good sounds.. all around they rock, they are great live, and this is a great cd to take on a road trip to get some space.. I recommend to any music fan.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1999
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This CD took a few listens, but each times I got farther and farther into the music. I've had this CD in my 5-CD shuffle since September, and still love it today. Here's a breakdown: Meet Virginia - believe it or not, the one song you can get sick of - but great fun to listen to I Am - Very energetic, will put you in a good, mellow mood If You Leave - Very easy to relate to, great fast alt.rock music Homesick - Slower, more mellow music with small-town remiscent lyrics Free - Pure, bonafide fun to listen to, medium tempo that speeds up and slows down to accomodate any mood Blind - A gorgeous slower song that is in my top 10 prettiest ever Eggplant - Great love song that is less about sex, more about the worship part of relationships than what you generally hear Idaho - More rock than any song on here, different theme than anything i've heard before except maybe Tori Amos' "China" (who else personifies a state/country?) Days - Gentle song to listen to for a mellow mood or to sleep to Rat - Great entertaining music, lyrics can be a bit lacking a times but an overall pretty good song Swaying - Another more bluesy slow song And there's two hidden tracks which add to the CD. The vocalists voice adds to the beauty of the CD, which might be less than satisfactory without him. Definately worth the money, and give it time to get used to it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael J Johnson on December 14, 1999
Format: Audio CD
I purchased this CD after having heard "Meet Viginia" on the radio and after a complete listen I was amazed. Great lyrics set with awesome music. Nice ballads and fun bar rockers. The song "I Am" made the biggest impact on me because of the singers reflective look at his life thus far, something I can relate to at age 35. "Free" just flat out rocks and makes me believe that I can dust off my acoustic guitar and play right along (doubtful! ). I classify this as deck music with the gang or good road trip fare. Buy Listen Enjoy!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A.N. on August 5, 2001
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Train's debut cd is great. "Meet Virgina" has probably made you aware of who & what Train is. It is looking beyond & seeing outside the square that is the key to enjoying this album. Track 2 "I am" is beautifully done as is "Homesick", "Free" & "Rat" among the other tracks. To enjoy this cd you need paitence & purely just not care about what's cool & what everybody esle is buying & listening to. Do not be afraid to be different. Another thing that helps is if you're in the right frame of mind to listen to this record. Good times are mornings, after a hard days work or while you are going to sleep or just laying in bed. Beautiful effort & I look forward to getting the new album by them "Drops of Jupiter" & believe it will be just as good if not better.
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