The Christmas Tree Ship (EP)
|The Christmas Tree Ship|
|EP by I Like Trains|
|Released||24 November 2008|
|Producer||I Like Trains|
|I Like Trains chronology|
The Rouse Simmons was a schooner that for twenty years delivered Christmas trees to Chicago, until on the night of November 23 1912 it was lost in a storm on Lake Michigan, with all hands and a full cargo of Christmas trees.
The five track titles relate to different aspects of the story.
- The Christmas Tree Ship is about the sinking of the Rouse Simmons itself.
- South Shore, Two Brothers and Three Sisters were the names of three other ships that sank the same night.
- Friday, Everybody Goodbye is the opening sentence of a message in a bottle thrown into the sea by the captain of the Rouse Simmons.
The album was released as a limited-edition CD and DVD, but the general release was only as an MP3 download. Since then, I Like Trains have made the album a one-track EP for download.
- "The Christmas Tree Ship"
- "South Shore"
- "Two Brothers"
- "Three Sisters"
- "Friday, Everybody Goodbye"