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Spanish Train & Other Stories [IMPORT]
Chris De Burgh
Spanish Train & Other Stories [IMPORT]
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
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The Canadian rock act's 1976 album. Universal.

      
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All Artists: Chris De Burgh
Title: Spanish Train & Other Stories [IMPORT]
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal I.S.
Release Date: 9/21/1987
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Easy Listening, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 082839314329

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The Canadian rock act's 1976 album. Universal.

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An incredible work
Darrell Wong | Hawaii, USA | 11/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The problem with marketing someone like Chris DeBurgh in America is that he's not a pop singer. He's a poet. (A poet with Celine Dion-like levels of beltishness, but a poet nonetheless.) As a result, he was hideously misrepresented by his one big hit more than arguably any other singer in history, and his career never recovered.

Which is just too damn bad, because his poetry, in full force in Spanish Train And Other Stories, is a work of art. He can be funny (Patricia The Stripper), poignant (This Song For You), Optimisic (I'm Going Home), and even incredibly melodic and breathtakingly original at the same time (A Spaceman Came Travelling, and it's a CRIME that this doesn't get any airtime in the holiday season).

This album definitely isn't for everybody. DeBurgh makes no concessions to mainstream thought or religious squeamishness (yes, the devil cheats God, get over it). And he gets pretty dang loud, too. But if you approach with an open mind...and an appetite for riveting stories...you're going to love this, guaranteed."
A True Classic
Alistair Gillanders | Wilmington, DE USA | 02/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every track on this album has a story and a moral. The lyrics are as brilliant as they are varied and in each the music matches the mood of the story perfectly. Some of his best and most enduring songs had their debut on this album which I have loved on vinyl and CD since the 70's. Buy it...you won't regret it."
DeBugh's at his Best
Steve Posavec | Edmonton, Alberta, Canada | 12/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The song writing on this album is amazing ... powerful lyrics make this a classic album. Chris DeBurgh's ability to tell a story in a 3 minute song occurs on several tracks ... "Spanish Train" is a classic, and "Spaceman Came Travelling" is still played at Christmas time on the radio, a different twist about
what happened on that special Christmas eve. My favorite is "Lonely Sky", a sad ballad, but written well. "Old Friend" and
"I'm Going Home" are also beautiful songs about friendship and the important things in life, and everybody knows "Patricia the Stripper", a fun song about a stripper who says "God made her a sinner, just to keep fat men thinner". In all, a classic work that should be in your C.D. collection!"