Graffiti on the Train

Graffiti on the Train

by Stereophonics

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Graffiti on the Train

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/03/2013
Label: Ignition Records
UPC: 5053723003020
catalogNumber: 300302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stereophonics   Primary Artist
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Tony Lewis   Cello
John Barclay   Trumpet
Mark Berrow   Violin
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
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Lindsay Shilling   Tenor Trombone
Deborah Widdup   Violin
Emlyn Singleton   Violin
Warren Zielinski   Violin
Andy Wood   Tenor Trombone
Kelly Jones   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Javier Weyler   Drums
Eos Chater   Violin
David Stewart   Bass Trombone
Wired Strings   Strings
Richard Jones   Bass
Simon Raynor   French Horn
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
John Bradbury   Violin,Leader
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
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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