Another Town, Another Train

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"Another Town, Another Train"
Anothertown.jpg
Sleeve of Japanese release
Single by ABBA
from the album Ring Ring
A-side "People Need Love"
Released March 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded Late 1972 to early 1973 at KMH Studios
Genre Folk, pop
Length 3:13
Label Polar Music
Songwriter(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
Producer(s) Benny Andersson
Björn Ulvaeus
ABBA singles chronology
"Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
(1973)
"Another Town, Another Train"
(1973)
"Rock'n Roll Band"
(1973)
"Nina, Pretty Ballerina"
(1973)
"Another Town, Another Train"
(1973)
"Rock'n Roll Band"
(1973)
Audio sample

"Another Town, Another Train" was a song recorded by Swedish pop group ABBA at KMH Studios.

The song was released as a 7" vinyl single in Japan in 1973 to promote the group's debut album Ring Ring; the single was also released with the same B-side ("People Need Love") in Venezuela.[1] "Another Town, Another Train" was also released as a single on Playboy Records in the USA, with "I Am Just A Girl" on the B-side,[2] as a follow-up to the group's first single "People Need Love". It was released in South Africa and Rhodesia on the Sunshine label with "Rock'n Roll Band" on the B-side.[3]

Written and performed in the style of Simon and Garfunkel and The Bachelors, the melodic ballad tells of the song's narrator leaving his love as "day is dawning".[4] It was recorded in German under the title "Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe steht" (with lyrics by Fred Jay), as the B-side to the German version of "Ring Ring". With lyrics in Swedish, "En annan stad, en annan vän", it was covered by dance band Schytts in 1974, and by fellow Eurovision participant Kikki Danielsson in 1991 on her album "Vägen hem till dej".[5]

Official versions[edit]

  • "Another Town, Another Train" (English version)
  • "Wer im Wartesaal der Liebe steht" (German version)

Cover versions[edit]

  • A Swedish country band called Nashville Train (which included some of ABBA's own backing band members) covered the song in 1977 on their album ABBA Our Way, released on the Polar Music label in Sweden.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 45cat. Japan & Venezuela singles
  2. ^ 45cat. Another Town, Another Train on Playboy
  3. ^ 45cat. Another Town, Another Train on Sunshine
  4. ^ Scott, Robert (2002) 'ABBA: Thank You for the Music - The Stories Behind Every Song', Carlton Books Limited: Great Britain, p. 26
  5. ^ Information at Svensk mediedatabas