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Trains and Boats and Planes

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Trains and Boats and Planes
Train of Life
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Howard Hughes Blues
Love Vigilantes
Silver Wings
Roll Truck Roll
Big Wheel
Yonder Comes a Freight Train
Album Information

Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 34:18

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Some really great covers here. "Love Vigilantes" is a real highlight.

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What I was Waiting For


I had only just signed on to e music and I could not believe it when I heard the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on here. I had heard it once by Gordon Lightfoot on the radio many years ago and it always haunted me. However I couldn't find the track (cheaply) as i really didnt want to buy a Gordon Lightfoot album ( sorry I think he's a bit easy listening) Imagine my joy at finding the track with some ooomph and life. FANTASTIC! From there I investigated the rest of the album and Laura's others and found an artist I really like!

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vigilenty train


i dl Trains and Love Vigilenty both extremely sweet without being syrup... i may get rest of album next month...damn the clean anthology

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stayin' home


"And as for the Bacharach-penned title track, it's been crying out for a country cover for years and we never even realized it." Which is why Dwight Yoakam covered it on Population Me. As for Laura, while she has great taste and a nice sound, her voice just doesn't cut it for me.

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a stunner


Great, simple, stripped-down country music, perfectly adapted to Laura's evocative and understated voice. Three tracks are highlights, the kind of tunes you would have built mix-tapes around back in the day: title track, "Love Vigilantes," and "Silver Wings," but the whole thing is great. Full review at my blog: http://quixotesteel.wordpress.com/2008/04/25/war-tragedy-and-country-music

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I'm Not a Country Fan


I'm Not a Country Fan, but the free track: "Trains and Boats and Planes" is only mildly country. I have enjoyed this song, and have decided to also download "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", the jury is still out on this one, since I really like Gordan Lightfoot's version, I'll have to give this one more "listens" to make a good evaluation.

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Laura Cantrell is my hero!


Laura Cantrell has made another wonderful album. She is a perfect example of how someone of above-average talent can leverage every bit of it to maximum effect. For years I've watched artists with talent oozing out their pores crash and burn because they didn't have the skill or savvy to apply it properly. Cantrell runs rings around them employing intelligence and sincerity to everything she touches. Once again, Cantrell has chosen top notch material and put her own stamp upon it. The album takes a turn to a more modern (and somewhat less satisfying) sound for two tracks, but on the whole, the album holds together well. Download it now!

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