Victor Wainwright & The Train Review

This eponymous offering is the sixth offering from Mr. Wainwright in his various guises. Joined by stalwarts Billy Dean on drums, relative newbie Terrence Grayson on bass and the incredible guitarist Pat Harrington, Victor takes you on a journey imploring in the title track “If you wanna boogie get aboard this train, get yourself a ticket or get out of the way”, great advice from a man of such stature!

These twelve tracks are all originals which vary from the boogi-woogie on barrelhouse thrillers like “Healing” and “Boogie Depression”. There’s a touching tribute to BB King’s guitar, “Thank You, Lucille”, great groove! There are echos of Leon Russell on the beautifully constructed “Everything I Need”, showing that Victor has a softer side. Humor comes easy as well as on “I’ll Start Tomorrow”, on which he postpones his doctor’s advice, think we’ve all been there !

Here we are in February and we already have a contender for album of the year, wonderful lyrics, musicianship and production.

The Review: 9/10

Can’t Miss Tracks

– Sunshine
– Healing
– Wiltshire Grave
– Boogie Depression

The Big Hit

– Boogie Depression

Review by Clive Rawlings

Buy the album: Amazon | Amazon UK

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