Train Leaves at Eight

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The Walkabouts' second collection of covers comes with a quite definite theme, a musical tour of Europe, ranging from Greece in the South all the way up to Norway. And it's most definitely a journey, one which suits the darker, more introspective, and very literate nature of this Seattle band. But the ground covered is more than geographic; not many bands could move from Greek icon Mikis Theodorakis to Krautrockers Neu! on the same record. But the Walkabouts, whose career has largely happened in Europe, handle it with aplomb, throwing up plenty of changes in arrangements and working hard to penetrate to the core of a song, even the enigmatic "Solex in a Slipshod Style," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The Walkabouts' second collection of covers comes with a quite definite theme, a musical tour of Europe, ranging from Greece in the South all the way up to Norway. And it's most definitely a journey, one which suits the darker, more introspective, and very literate nature of this Seattle band. But the ground covered is more than geographic; not many bands could move from Greek icon Mikis Theodorakis to Krautrockers Neu! on the same record. But the Walkabouts, whose career has largely happened in Europe, handle it with aplomb, throwing up plenty of changes in arrangements and working hard to penetrate to the core of a song, even the enigmatic "Solex in a Slipshod Style," on the face of it an odd choice, coming from Dutch sampling queen Solex. A few of the writers might be familiar to Americans, like Jacques Brel and Scott Walker, but the majority of the names will be unknown -- a good thing, since the music can be judged on the interpretation, not the original version. A few famous friends, like R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Los Lobos sax man Steve Berlin add contributions, but it's the band who make it special, with Carla Torgerson's velvety voice caressing the lyrics while Chris Eckman worries his way into others. It might not be the most relaxing journey on offer, but it's one of the most rewarding, a night train across a Europe, not only through the countries, but also the hearts, minds, and souls.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/2001
  • Label: Glitterhaus
  • EAN: 4030433049020
  • Catalog Number: 490
  • Sales rank: 232,714

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Walkabouts Primary Artist
Robin Holcomb Vocals
Scott McCaughey Vibes, Bass Harmonica
Danny Barnes Banjo
Steve Berlin Flute, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Peter Buck Bouzouki, Mandolin, Nyckelharpa
Chris Eckman Guitar, Piano, Harmonium, Vocals
Glenn Slater Organ, Synthesizer, Piano
Carla Torgerson Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Melodica
Brian Young Percussion, Drums
Elaine di Falco Accordion
Joe Bass Synthesizer, Bass
Dan Tyack Pedal Steel Guitar
Anne Marie Ruljancich Violin
Technical Credits
Jacques Brel Composer
The Walkabouts Producer
Fabrizio De André Composer
Carla translation
Mikis Theodorakis Composer
Stina Nordenstam Composer
Chris Eckman Liner Notes, translation
Carla Torgerson translation
Goran Bregovic Composer
Rick Fisher Mastering
Erica Johnson translation
Ivano Fossati Composer
Tom Barman Composer
Jochen Distelmeyer Composer
Kevin Suggs Producer, Engineer
Lluís Llach Composer
Andy Beer translation
Françoiz Breut Composer
Dominique A Composer
Phill Brown Train Sounds
Eric Deleporte Composer
Scott Walker Composer
Vlado Kreslin Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    very special...you must hear it

    The Walkabouts has proved with this compilation of masterpieces that music makes a wonderful universe. It doens't ervery time BIG noise to be GREAT ; that's music with feeling for more... A perfect present for who loves real atmosphere !!!

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