Fast Train

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"Fast Train"
45rpm. paper sleeve
Single by April Wine
from the album April Wine
A-side "Fast Train"
B-side "Wench"
Released 1971
Format 45rpm. single
Recorded RCA Studios, Montreal
Genre Rock
Length 2:30
Label Aquarius
Writer(s) Myles Goodwyn
Producer(s) Bill Hill
April Wine singles chronology
"Fast Train"
(1971)
"You Could Have Been a Lady"
(1972)

"Fast Train" is the first single by the Canadian rock band April Wine, from their 1971 self-titled debut album (See 1971 in music). The song was a top 40 hit in Canada, peaking at #38 on the RPM 100 Singles Chart,[1] Canada's then only national singles chart which measured hit singles across Canada. It also peaked at #23 on the Canadian CHUM singles chart, a Top 40 chart that measured hit singles in the Toronto area, on June 26 that year.[2][3] It was the success of this single that first established Myles Goodwyn as the band's main songwriter, and made it possible for April Wine to record a second album.[4][5][6]

"Fast Train" appears on the movie soundtrack for Natural Enemy (1997),[4][7][8] a film starring Donald Sutherland and William McNamara.[9]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1971) Peak
position
CHUM Chart, Canada 23
RPM 100 Singles Chart, Canada 38

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