"Tony Joe White sings (and looks) like Elvis's younger surly brother on this album. I was expecting it to be good, but I was surprised at how great it is. If you like the swamp affectations of Creedence and Little Feat, then you'll love the real thing. I was a little wary of a song with a title like "Even Trolls Love Rock 'n' Roll," but it's a hilarious story with really great playing. Highly recommended."
TJW's best album
Guy R. Ewald | NYC | 09/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Train I'm On is that truly rare animal; a PERFECT album. I think if you put 100 TJW fans in a room and had each one pick their favorite song from this album each of the twelve songs would be mentioned at least once.
There's a great deal of stylistic variety at work in the songs, but the quality is always there. There are more acoustic guitars than electric and there's not a note out of place in any of the playing or the deft arrangements.
The Train I'm On is a stone classic. I cannot recommend this album highly enough."
Maybe his best work
D.M.K | Las Vegas, Nevada United States | 07/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I ve been listening to Tony Joe White for years. Nothing he does in less than great. But I think if I had to throw all my TJW albums out but one, this is the one I would keep. Every song on this CD is excellent."
The One Who'll Stand Beside You
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 10/04/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a welcome re-release of Tony Joe White's 1972 album "The Train I'm On." The opener "I've Got a Thing About You Baby" bounces joyfully with the anticipation of a new romance. "If I Ever Saw a Good Thing" boogies with zest, "They say that one time in your life you find the one who'll stand beside you no matter where you'll go." "Beouf River Road" has lively percussion including a Jew's harp that throbs like a swamp frog. Last year, Anne McCue's version of "As the Crow Flies" from her album Koala Motel was my #2 favorite song of the entire year. Here, Tony Joe White's original is acoustic, but has the urgency that McCue so successfully inhabits on her electrified version. White covers and Eddie Hinton/Donnie Fritts' song, "300 Pounds of Hongry," with some stinging electric lead sizzle. On "The Migrant" White's hushed vocals ache about a migrant worker looking for a job. "In the town of Tipton, Georgia on a hot & dusty day, you could see the heat coming off the ground; Up the street a man came running, stumbling on his way & he shouted that the gospel singer was coming to our town," White sings on the lovely ballad "The Gospel Singer." "The Train I'm On" was prime Tony Joe White and wears well three and a half decades after its initial release. Enjoy!"