1218 Whiskey Train
Produced by Chris Thomas
Released on June 1970
no chart information
Find it at GEMM
1218 wo. picture sleeve  

A s proof of my peculiar mania, I asked my brother for a stopwatch this Christmas (ask and ye shall receive, which I did). The attraction to time? Labels are notoriously bad about recording the correct track times, especially on singles. Case in point: “Whiskey Train” runs about three minutes (I could give you an exact amount, but why rub it in?) but is listed on the single as running 2:27. I know... who cares? (Me, and the stopwatch and I couldn’t be happier together.) In A&M’s defense, the B side has the correct time. But what does the single sound like? Bah! Minutiae to a mind that has tasted the Tardis of track times! Not really. “Whiskey Train” is a blues rock number similar to Steve Miller, “About To Die” is more in line with the band’s too-rich mixture of sound (think of a heavy Traffic). Both songs come from the album Home.

TRACK LISTING

  1. WHISKEY TRAIN    (Robin Trower/Keith Reid)    2:27 (actually more like 2:57)
  2. ABOUT TO DIE    (Robin Trower/Keith Reid)    3:37

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US June 1970 A&M 7" 1218  

 

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