Train (album)

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Train
Train Train.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 24, 1998 (1998-02-24)
Recorded1996–1997
Genre
Length56:38
LabelAware, Columbia
ProducerTrain w. Curtis Mathewson
Train chronology
Train
(1998)
One and a Half
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 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 tracks written by Train.

No.TitleLength
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]

Train
Additional personnel
  • Grandma E. Bishop – art design
  • David Bryson – mixing
  • Gary Cirimelli – mixing assistant
  • Tim DeVine – A&R
  • Tommy Dougherty III – art direction
  • Charlie Gillingham – piano, organ, mellotron
  • Greg Latterman – A&R
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mike McHugh – engineer
  • Curtis Mathewson – moog synthesizer, producer, melodica
  • Nick DiDia – engineer
  • Charles Quagliana – engineer
  • Stephen Saper – authoring
  • Richard Stutting – artwork, design, illustrations
  • Train – producer
  • Matt Wallace – producer, engineer, mixing on "If You Leave"
  • Alan Yoshida – mastering
  • Joel Zimmerman – art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Retrieved 2012-03-12.