Train (album)

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Train
Studio album by Train
Released February 24, 1998
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre Rock, roots rock
Length 56:38
Label Aware
Producer Train
Train chronology
Train
(1998)
Live from Fantasy Studios
(1998)
Singles from Train
  1. "Free"
    Released: 1998
  2. "Meet Virginia"
    Released: May 1999
  3. "I Am"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Train is the 1998 self-titled debut album from the band Train. The album was self-produced for $25,000 and three singles from the album were released. The first single released, "Free", was largely a hit on rock stations. The second, "Meet Virginia", peaked at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the third single from the album was "I Am". The album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Train. 

No. Title Length
1. "Meet Virginia"   4:00
2. "I Am"   4:29
3. "If You Leave"   3:29
4. "Homesick"   4:39
5. "Free"   3:58
6. "Blind"   5:01
7. "Eggplant"   3:11
8. "Idaho"   4:57
9. "Days"   4:39
10. "Rat"   4:32
11. "Swaying" (actually 3:11 long, followed by a minute of silence) 4:13
12. "Train" (hidden track) 5:34
13. "Heavy" (hidden track) 3:49

Original track listing[edit]

The original, independent release, released in December 6 1996, had a different track listing.

  1. "I Am"
  2. "Free"
  3. "Homesick"
  4. "Blind"
  5. "Eggplant"
  6. "Meet Virginia"
  7. "Train"
  8. "Rat"
  9. "Swaying"
  10. "Days"
  11. "Idaho"
  12. "Sorry For"
  13. "The Highway" (hidden track)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
The Billboard 200 76
Heatseekers 1

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1998 "Free" Mainstream Rock 12
1999 "Meet Virginia" Billboard Hot 100 15
Modern Rock Tracks 25
Adult Top 40 2
Top 40 Mainstream 10
Mainstream Rock 21
Top 40 Tracks 12
2000 "Meet Virginia" Top 40 Adult Recurrents 1
"I Am" Adult Top 40 35

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold November 3, 1999
RIAA – USA Platinum March 16, 2000

[2]

Personnel[edit]

  • Charlie Gillingham - organ, piano, mellotron
  • David Bryson - mixing
  • Gary Cirimelli - mixing assistant
  • Curtis Mathewson - moog synthesizer, producer, melodica
  • Mike McHugh - engineer
  • Charles Quagliana - engineer
  • Richard Stutting - artwork, design, illustrations
  • Train - producer
  • Matt Wallace - producer, engineer, mixing
  • Alan Yoshida - mastering

References[edit]