Graffiti on the Train

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing in the sober vein begun on 2009's Keep Calm and Carry On, Stereophonics manage a nifty trick on 2013's Graffiti on the Train: they sound simultaneously massive and intimate. Arena rock remains their specialty, as they're adhering to the tradition articulated by U2 and refined by Coldplay, two bands whose influence echoes throughout Graffiti on the Train, but Stereophonics never sound as massive as either group. Instead, as led by Kelly Jones, the band seems preoccupied with smaller issues, either matters of the heart or sundry mundane issues of existence. They're at their most distinctive when they bend big music traditions a bit -- the strings are a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Continuing in the sober vein begun on 2009's Keep Calm and Carry On, Stereophonics manage a nifty trick on 2013's Graffiti on the Train: they sound simultaneously massive and intimate. Arena rock remains their specialty, as they're adhering to the tradition articulated by U2 and refined by Coldplay, two bands whose influence echoes throughout Graffiti on the Train, but Stereophonics never sound as massive as either group. Instead, as led by Kelly Jones, the band seems preoccupied with smaller issues, either matters of the heart or sundry mundane issues of existence. They're at their most distinctive when they bend big music traditions a bit -- the strings are a nice touch to the title track, "Indian Summer" has some propulsion, "Catacomb" dilutes the Manics, and, best of all, "Been Caught Cheating" is an unexpected and successful stab at country-soul -- but Stereophonics seem loath to leave all that they know behind, so Graffiti on the Train remains distinctly earthbound for all its big aspirations.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/2013
  • Label: Ignition Records
  • EAN: 5053723003020
  • Catalog Number: 300302
  • Sales rank: 55,625

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stereophonics Primary Artist
Derek Watkins Trumpet
Tony Lewis Cello
John Barclay Trumpet
Mark Berrow Violin
John Bradbury Violin, Leader
Stuart Brooks Trumpet
Roger Garland Violin, Leader
Paul Kegg Cello
Martin Loveday Cello
Rita Manning Violin
Maciej Rakowski Violin
Richard Bissill French Horn
Philippa Ibbotson Violin
Patrick Kiernan Violin
Boguslaw Kostecki Violin
Frank Schaefer Cello
Rolf Wilson Violin
Lindsay Shilling Tenor Trombone
Deborah Widdup Violin
Dave Stewart Bass Trombone
Emlyn Singleton Violin
Warren Zielinski Violin
Andy Wood Tenor Trombone
Kelly Jones Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Javier Weyler Drums
Eos Chater Violin
The Wired Strings Strings
Richard Jones Bass
Simon Raynor French Horn
Dave Daniels Cello
Perry Montague-Mason Violin
Emma Owens Viola
Kerenza Peacock Violin
Rosie Danvers Cello
Adam Zindani Guitar, Vocals
Tom Pigott-Smith Violin
David Woodcock Violin
Jonathan Williams Cello
Michael Thompson French Horn
Richard Berry French Horn
Mikey Rowe Keyboards
Dai Emmanuel Violin
Jim Lowe Keyboards
Jakki Healy Vocals
Darren Smith Bass Trombone
Steve Morris Violin
Technical Credits
Steve Goddard Artwork
Nicholas Dodd Orchestration
David Arnold Orchestral Arrangements
Dick Beetham Mastering
Kelly Jones Composer, Producer, Orchestral Arrangements
Graham Rounthwaite Art Direction
Lucy Whalley Assistant Contractor
Jim Lowe Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer, Orchestral Arrangements
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