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Victor Wainwright And The Train

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Victor Wainwright And The Train
Victor Wainwright And The Train


It had to be a train. The name of Victor Wainwrights new band and the sleeve image of their debut album is also the most fitting of metaphors.At a sweet-spot in his career, where most established stars would rest on their laurels, Victor Wainwright & The Train instead rips up all that has gone before. These twelve tracks are originals in every sense, written by Wainwright, pricking up ears in a sterile music industry and stretching the concept of roots in bold directions. I wanted to write this new music mostly on my own, as it was coming and speaking to me, explains this multiple BMA-winner and frequent infiltrator of the Billboard Top 10. I believe that for roots music to grow, and reach out to new audiences, we have to push it forward. The result is an album that walks a tightrope between scholarly respect and anarchic irreverence. Its a musical cocktail served up by Wainwrights inimitable gravel-flecked vocal. Ive tried to write songs that remind us to love ourselves, he considers. It doesnt matter who voted for who, what your religion is, who you love On this white-knuckle ride, only The Train could keep the material on the tracks. I ended up with a hit-squad of downright amazing musicians, he reflects, that shared my curiosity for all corners of the roots genre. We wanted to capture how we feel performing, right smack-dab on this record, and I believe weve done that. Now I just try to keep up


  1. Name
  2. Healing
  3. Wiltshire Grave
  4. Train
  5. Dull Your Shine
  6. Money
  7. Thank You Lucille
  8. Boogie Depression
  9. Everything I Need
  10. I'll Start Tomorrow
  11. That's Love To Me
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