Hot Rail

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Hot Rail
Hotrail.jpg
Studio album by Calexico
Released May 9, 2000
Studio WaveLab Studio, Tucson, AZ
Genre Americana, indie rock, Tex-Mex, post-rock
Length 53:17
Label Quarterstick Records
Producer Joey Burns, John Convertino
Calexico chronology
The Black Light
(1999)The Black Light1999
Hot Rail
(2000)
Feast of Wire
(2003)Feast of Wire2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Consumer Guide (neither)[7]
Entertainment Weekly A–[2]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[3]
NME 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork 7.9/10[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]

Hot Rail is the third studio album by the rock band Calexico. It was released in 2000 through Quarterstick Records. A limited deluxe edition was released on November 15, 2010.[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "El Picador" Burns, Convertino 3:14
2. "Ballad of Cable Hogue" Burns 3:29
3. "Ritual Road Map" Burns, Convertino 1:15
4. "Fade" Burns, Convertino 7:44
5. "Untitled III" Convertino 4:07
6. "Sonic Wind" Burns, Convertino 4:13
7. "Muleta" Burns 3:33
8. "Mid-Town" Burns 3:33
9. "Service and Repair" Burns 4:03
10. "Untitled II" Convertino 2:37
11. "Drenched" Burns 4:50
12. "16 Track Scratch" Burns, Convertino 1:29
13. "Tres Avisos" Burns 5:11
14. "Hot Rail" Burns, Convertino 3:58

The EU version of the album contains the additional track "Crystal Frontier" (Burns) between "Fade" and "Untitled III".

Personnel[edit]

Calexico[edit]

  • Joey Burns – bass, guitar, cello, voice, loops, accordion, organ
  • John Convertino – drums, vibes, marimba, organ, percussion, accordion

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Marianne Dissard – voice (2)
  • Tim Gallagher – pedal steel (9)
  • Nick Luca – guitar (1, 7, 11, 13)
  • Rob Mazurek – cornet (4)
  • Ruben Moreno – trumpet (1, 2, 7, 13)
  • Craig Schumacher – harmonica (11), MCI 16 track (12), field recording (14)
  • Madeleine Sosin – violin (1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 13)
  • Martin Wenk – trumpet (1, 2, 7, 13)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 57

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horowitz, Hal. "Hot Rail - Calexico". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  2. ^ Weingarten, Marc (2000-05-19). "Hot Rail". EW.com. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  3. ^ Cameron, Keith (2000-05-12). "Other pop releases". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  4. ^ "Hot Rail". NME. 2005-09-12. 
  5. ^ Chanko, Chip (2000-05-09). "Calexico: Hot Rail Album Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  6. ^ Gilstrap, Andrew (2011-04-14). "Calexico: Hot Rail / Feast of Wire". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  7. ^ "Consumer Guide: Calexico". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  8. ^ Blashill, Pat (2000-05-22). "Calexico: Hot Rail". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2006-05-09. 
  9. ^ Hot Rail (Limited Deluxe Edition)
  10. ^ "Calexico". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 17, 2017. 

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