Train Home

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Train Home
Train Home.jpg
Studio album by Chris Smither
Released July 8, 2003
Genre Blues, folk
Label HighTone
Producer David Goodrich
Chris Smither chronology
Live as I'll Ever Be
(2000)Live as I'll Ever Be2000
Train Home
Honeysuckle Dog
(2005)Honeysuckle Dog2005

Train Home is an album by American singer/songwriter Chris Smither, released in 2003. Guest Bonnie Raitt provides slide guitar and backup vocals on "Desolation Row".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau Rating-Christgau-choice-cut.png [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Hal Horowitz called the release "a quiet gem" and wrote of the album "Chris Smither settles into his distinctive combination of folk and blues with this excellent release. Although not pushing established boundaries, his rich, velvety voice and mature spoken-sung vocals convey a sense of truth and add depth to these introspective compositions."[1] Music critic Robert Christgau gave the album a choice cut for "Let It Go".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris Smither unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Train Home" – 4:12
  2. "Outside In" – 4:11
  3. "Confirmation" – 4:05
  4. "Crocodile Man" (Dave Carter) – 3:33
  5. "Lola" - 3:27
  6. "Desolation Row" (Bob Dylan) – 7:45
  7. "Call Time" – 3:35
  8. "Candy Man" (Mississippi John Hurt) – 3:37
  9. "Never Needed It More" – 3:17
  10. "Let It Go" – 4:33
  11. "Kind Woman" (Richie Furay) - 3:50


  • Chris Smither – vocals, guitar
  • David "Goody" Goodrich - guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, piano, slide guitar, reed organ
  • Richard Downs - horn
  • Mike Piehl - drums
  • Bonnie Raitt - background vocals, slide guitar
  • Louise Ulrich - bass
  • Anita Suhanin - background vocals


  • Produced by David "Goody" Goodrich
  • Mastered by Bob St. John
  • Engineered and mixed by Mark Thayer
  • Design by Jason Kruppa
  • Photography by Thomas Petillo & Abigail Seymour

See also[edit]

List of train songs


  1. ^ a b Horowitz, Hal. "Train Home > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Train Home > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved July 22, 2011.