Chasin' Wild Trains

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Chasin' Wild Trains
Kim Carnes - Chasin' Wild Trains.jpg
Studio album by
Released2004
Recorded2004 at Dogwood Studio, Green Wagon Studio, OmniSound Studios, Rangewire Studio, Sound Emporium and The Electric Sandbox (Nashville, TN).
GenreAmericana
Length56:24
LabelSparky Dawg Music
ProducerKim Carnes
except "Lucid Dreams" (Kim Carnes, Angelo Petraglia and Chuck Prophet)
"If I Was an Angel" (Kim Carnes and Matraca Berg)
Kim Carnes chronology
Live at Savoy, 1981
(1999)
Chasin' Wild Trains
(2004)
Singles from Chasin' Wild Trains
  1. "One Beat at a Time"
    Released: 2005
  2. "Just to See You Smile"
    Released: 2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [1]

Chasin' Wild Trains is the thirteenth studio album by Kim Carnes, released in 2004. It was Carnes' first full-length album since 1991's Checkin' Out the Ghosts and her first to be released both in the U.S. and internationally since 1988's View from the House. Chasin' Wild Trains was originally released by the Sparky Dawg Music label in the U.S. and later re-issued internationally by Dutch label Corazong with two bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."One Beat at a Time"Kim Carnes, Marc Jordan3:52
2."Just to See You Smile"Kim Carnes, Angelo Petraglia, Chuck Prophet4:18
3."Where Is the Boy (Chris' Song)"Kim Carnes4:04
4."Goodnight Angel"Kim Carnes4:53
5."Lucid Dreams"Kim Carnes, Angelo Petraglia, Chuck Prophet4:02
6."All About Time"Kim Carnes, Greg Barnhill3:53
7."Runaway"Kim Carnes, Anders Osborne4:57
8."You Made My Skin Burn"Kim Carnes, John Goodwin, Billy Panda4:12
9."Still Warmed by the Thrill"Kim Carnes, Greg Barnhill4:03
10."If I Was an Angel"Kim Carnes, Matraca Berg, Gary Harrison3:46
11."Too Far Gone"Kim Carnes, Kim Richey2:58
12."Stepped Right in It"Kim Carnes, Al Anderson, Jeffrey Steele3:31
2006 Limited Edition release with CoraZong Records
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Bette Davis Eyes (Acoustic version)"Jackie DeShannon, Donna Weiss3:41
14."Just to See You Smile (Acoustic version)"Kim Carnes, Angelo Petraglia, Chuck Prophet4:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Kim Carnes – lead and backing vocals, keyboards (5, 7)
  • Tim Lauer – keyboards (1-4, 6, 8, 9, 10), accordion (6, 11), organ (12)
  • Billy Panda – guitar (1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 11), Ebow (2), bass (2), acoustic guitar (4), electric guitar (12)
  • Angelo Petraglia – guitar (2, 5), backing vocals (4)
  • Richard Bennett – guitar (3, 6, 8)
  • Tom Bukovac – electric guitar (4)
  • Chuck Prophet – guitar (5), bass (5), drums (5), backing vocals (5)
  • Greg Barnhill – guitar (6), backing vocals (6, 9)
  • Anders Osborne – guitar (7), drums (7), backing vocals (7)
  • Gary Burnette – guitar (9, 11)
  • Jeff Hannaslide guitar (10)
  • Al Anderson – acoustic guitar (12), guitar solo (12), backing vocals (12)
  • Alison Prestwood – bass (3, 4, 6, 8)
  • Byron House – bass (9, 11)
  • Jeffrey Steele – bass (12)
  • Greg Morrow – drums (1, 9, 11)
  • Craig Krampf – drums (2, 8)
  • Tommy Harden – drums (3, 6, 12)
  • Dave Ellingson – percussion (6, 12)
  • John Catchings – cello (7)
  • Tammy Rogers – viola (7), violin (7)
  • Jonathan Yudkin – strings (9)
  • Matraca Berg – backing vocals (10, 11)
  • Kim Richey – backing vocals (11)

Production[edit]

  • Kim Carnes – producer
  • Angelo Petraglia – producer (5), additional recording
  • Chuck Prophet – producer (5)
  • Matraca Berg – producer (10)
  • Scott Baggett – recording, mixing
  • Tim Lauer – additional recording
  • Josh Muncy – additional recording, assistant engineer
  • Billy Panda – additional recording
  • Eric Tonkin – additional recording
  • Adam Beard – assistant engineer
  • Erik Jaskowiak – assistant engineer
  • Jim DeMain – mastering
  • Don Bailey – art direction, design
  • Mike Condon – live photography
  • Glen Rose – photography
Studios
  • Mixed at The Electric Sandbox (Nashville, Tennessee).
  • Mastered at Yes Master (Nashville, Tennessee).

Critical reception[edit]

Chasin' Wild Trains received overall positive reviews. Joe Viglione of Allmusic wrote: "The woman that has somehow straddled the country and rock worlds better than most sounds like a female version of The Eagles going acoustic —- and that's a compliment."[2]

Singles[edit]

Two singles have been released by Carnes from the album.

One Beat At A Time

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."One Beat At A Time"Kim Carnes, Marc Jordan3:54
2."Runaway"Carnes, Anders Osborne4:56
"One Beat At A Time"
Single by Kim Carnes
from the album Chasin' Wild Trains
Released2005
GenreCountry
Length3:48
LabelCoraZong
Songwriter(s)Kim Carnes, Marc Jordan
Kim Carnes singles chronology
"Don't Cry Now"
(1993)
"One Beat At A Time"
(2005)
"Just To See You Smile"
(2005)

Just To See You Smile

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Just To See You Smile"Kim Carnes, Angelo, Chuck Prophet4:19
2."Still Warmed By The Thrill (Acoustic Version)"Carnes, Greg Barnhill3:39
3."Stepped Right In (Acoustic Version)"Carnes, Al Anderson, Jeffrey Steele2:53
"Just To See You Smile"
Single by Kim Carnes
from the album Chasin' Wild Trains
Released2006
GenreCountry
Length4:19
LabelCoraZong
Songwriter(s)Kim Carnes, Angelo, Chuck Prophet
Kim Carnes singles chronology
"One Beat At A Time"
(2005)
"Just To See You Smile"
(2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe. Chasin' Wild Trains at AllMusic
  2. ^ Album review, Allmusic, Joe Viglione. Retrieved 10 April 2013