I have loved Train ever since I took my girls to see them in concert at a local summer festival, just before they became really popular. I wasn't expecting much, I mean we lived in a relatively small town, how good could the band be, right?
I was blown away. We weren't planning to stay through the whole concert as my little ones were cranky and it was past their bedtime. But once the music started everyone settled down and enjoyed the show. Every last second of it!
I picked up the CD the next day and my girls and I listened to “Meet Virginia”, “Calling All Angels”, “When I Look to the Sky” and “Get to Me” over and over. When “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey Soul, Sister” came out I immediately had to buy that album as well, and it became our new favorite.
Over the past few years I have collected all of their albums and was over-the-moon excited when I was asked to review their newest release Bulletproof Picasso (available September 16th.) This is Train's 7th studio album.
Don't miss their LIVE SESSIONS Friday, September 5th at 5 PM EST on QVC! When you preorder the CD through QVC, it will come with an exclusive “Live in San Francisco” CD!
Three-time Grammy winning San Francisco band Train’s upcoming new album, Bulletproof Picasso, is available for pre-order at iTunes, giving fans the early jump aboard Train’s much anticipated 7th studio album in advance of its September 16th release date.
I love this album. I sat down last night and listened to it over and over, just mesmerized with Pat Monahan's vocals.
It feels like Train is getting back to their earlier music style and, in my opinion, Bulletproof Picasso is probably the best assemblage of Train music to date. It really highlights the talent of each of the band members.
The music is comforting, a bit familiar, but evolved. I'd like to say it's classic Train with a bit of a “pop” twist.
Tracklisting for Bulletproof Picasso:
1. Cadillac, Cadillac
2. Bulletproof Picasso
3. Angel In Blue Jeans
4. Give It All
5. Wonder What You're Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
6. Son Of A Prison Guard
7. Just A Memory
8. I'm Drinkin' Tonight
9. I Will Remember
10. The Bridge
11. Baby, Happy Birthday
12. Don't Grow Up So Fast
Check out a couple of their songs below…
Don't forget to check out their other albums, Train (1998), Drops of Jupiter (2001), My Private nation (2003), For Me, It's You (2006), Save Me, San Francisco (2009), Save Me, San Francisco (Golden Gate Edition – They covered Rihanna's Umbrella on this one! I actually like it better than her's, lol) (2010) and California 37 (2012).
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Official Train Website – http://savemesanfrancisco.com
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YouTube – http://youtube.com/train
Facebook – http://facebook.com/train
Train On Tour:
- 8/28 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook
- 8/29 Lenox, MA Tanglewood
- 8/30 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino
Record Release Shows:
- 9/5 5pm ET Live 1-hour performance on QVC
- 9/17 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
- 9/18 Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre
- 9/21 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
- 9/22 San Francisco, CA The Masonic
- 9/25 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall
- Pat Monahan (vocals)
- Jimmy Stafford (lead guitar)
- Jerry Becker (rhythm guitar and piano)
- Hector Maldonado (bass)
- Drew Shoals (drums) (replaced Scott Underwood)
Train has sold more than ten million albums worldwide, thirty million tracks worldwide, with numerous platinum/gold citations on their mantle, 3 Grammy Awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors and nominations.
Their gift for delivering memorable songs that capture the listener’s imagination has seen them achieve unprecedented radio and social media traction, with the eight-time Grammy nominees heralded as a standard bearer of riveting, roots-based pop around the world. Their most recent album, 2012’s California 37 spawned the hit “Drive By,” among other songs, a multi-platinum single that reached the Top Ten in 13 countries, adding to the prolific Train set-list which already includes multiple signature smashes such as their Grammy winning classic “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me),” the chart-topping “Meet Virginia,” and “Calling All Angels.” The band snagged another Grammy in 2011 for their global smash “Hey Soul Sister,” (the #1 hit and biggest selling single of 2010) from their 2009 multi-platinum album, Save Me, San Francisco.
I participated in the Train Bulletproof Picasso album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.