Thursday, February 2, 2017

CD Review: Train Combines The Perfect Elements For Success With "A Girl A Bottle A Boat"

The band Train have built up a strong fanbase that would easily declare them the kings of pop/rock radio. They recently released their tenth studio album titled "A Girl A Bottle A Boat." After paying tribute to their musical heroes last year with "Train Does Led Zeppelin II," they return with their pop magic on this latest release through Columbia Records.
The new 11-song release begins with the dance-floor, ABBA-like beats of "Drink Up," which will get your body moving as you shout along to the chorus. The album's lead-single "Play That Song" is so addictive with its memorable melody. Train has a knack of making their music sound universal to all age groups. This is the first Train album not to feature longtime guitarist Jimmy Stafford, as the music is more rhythm-based and carries less of a rock edge. The island flair of "Lottery" and the electronic/pop of "Working Girl" will still have Train climbing the pop charts, while "Silver Dollar" completes the evolution from alternative rock act to slick-pop dance band. Singer/songwriter Priscilla Renea lends a hand to the vocal heavy "Loverman," which allows lead singer Pat Monahan to flex his pipes, before finishing the album with the uplifting, piano ballad "You Better Believe."
Train will be hitting the road at the end of January on a tour that runs through February, before taking a break, then heading back out in May for a U.S. summer tour. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about their new album "A Girl A Bottle A Boat," please visit

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