Long Black Train

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The centerpiece of this debut album by South Carolina native Josh Turner is its lead track, the traditional-sounding "Long Black Train," which could be a country gospel song out of the 1940s. Penned by Turner, the song rolls death, temptation, and redemption into the metaphor of a funeral train, and sung in Turner's deep voice, it rolls across country radio like nothing else on the scene, the ominous breath of hellfire in the lyrics conjuring up the ghost of Johnny Cash. It is also a hard act to follow, and although there are some strong songs here, nothing else on this record comes up to the level of "Long Black Train." Turner has a deep, commanding voice full of a kind ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The centerpiece of this debut album by South Carolina native Josh Turner is its lead track, the traditional-sounding "Long Black Train," which could be a country gospel song out of the 1940s. Penned by Turner, the song rolls death, temptation, and redemption into the metaphor of a funeral train, and sung in Turner's deep voice, it rolls across country radio like nothing else on the scene, the ominous breath of hellfire in the lyrics conjuring up the ghost of Johnny Cash. It is also a hard act to follow, and although there are some strong songs here, nothing else on this record comes up to the level of "Long Black Train." Turner has a deep, commanding voice full of a kind of intimate sadness, and that alone carries songs like "She'll Go on You," setting them apart from what passes for Nashville sincerity these days, but there is simply too much filler here, and with "Long Black Train" as the lead cut, everything else seems like a long breath being exhaled.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2003
  • Label: Mca
  • UPC: 008817029122
  • Catalog Number: 000097402
  • Sales rank: 4,547

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Josh Turner Primary Artist
Pat McLaughlin Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion, Vibes
John Wesley Ryles Background Vocals
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Strings
Kevin Grantt Bass, Bass Guitar
Steve Hinson Dobro, Steel Guitar
Liana Manis Background Vocals
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Nathan Piano
Brent Rowan Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, 6-string bass, Guitar (Baritone)
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle, Mandolin
Charlie McCoy Harmonica
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Lisa Cochran Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden Background Vocals
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Gut String Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Frank Rogers Electric Guitar, Soloist, Guitar (Baritone)
Mike Johnson pedabro
Technical Credits
Jim Croce Composer
Pat McLaughlin Composer
Tim Mensy Composer
Bobby Braddock Composer
Craig Allen Art Direction
Harley Allen Composer
Greg Droman Engineer
Jamie O'Hara Composer
Bergen White String Arrangements
Mark Wright Producer
Brian David Willis Engineer
Jason Lehning Engineer, Digital Editing
Ronnie Thomas Digital Editing
Katie Gillon Art Direction
Josh Turner Composer
Adam Hatley Digital Editing
Roger Younger Composer
Casey Beathard Composer
Monty Criswell Composer
Richard Barrow Engineer
Frank Rogers Producer
"Loopy Dave" Willis Digital Editing
T. Martin Composer
Grey Banner Digital Editing
Hank Williams Mastering
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Backwoods Boy

    Josh Turner has a voice that reminds me so much of classic country. I find myself always singing at least one of his songs whenever I'm doing chores around the house. I look forward to more number one hits from Josh.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Country as it should be!

    Josh Turner has a thrilling, deep baritone voice. He records songs that run the gamut from thoughtful to entertaining. His country is real country, not some pop-imitation. Great album that only gets better with listening.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    christmas 365 days ayear

    highly impressive or what ? gospel backwoods country who cares it sounds great influenced by randy travis and johnny cash cant be a bad thing fits in perfectly with the new country and the purists killer tracks long blacktrain,jacksonville,unburn all our bridges,she'll go on you,even the uptempo songs are impressive a well rounded album with no filler gets better with each playing amazing vocal delivery it sounds like christmas and your birthday all rolled into one fabulious

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sounds Like Realy Country

    I am not that old but I have to say that I would rather listen to countrey from back when than now. Its too pop if I wanted to listen to pop I would but I don't. Josh Turner reminds me of what REAL! country sounds like

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome!

    Reminds me of *real* country music - not the "Hot New Country" played on Country radio. Real-life songs sung by a great baritone voice. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Real Life Deep

    This song captured my inner mind causing me to think about the important things...Life!

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