Robyn Hitchcock I Often Dream of Trains in New York (CD + DVD)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
Item:  YEP 2216

CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: November 10, 2009
  • Label: Yep Roc Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.84
5 stars out of 5 -- "[S]ome of it is hauntingly beautiful."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl [Cassette Fragment]
  • 2.Nocturne
  • 3.Flavour of Light
  • 4.Cathedral
  • 5.Sounds Great When You're Dead
  • 6.Uncorrected Personality Traits
  • 7.I Used to Say I Love You
  • 8.Winter Love
  • 9.This Could Be the Day
  • 10.Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus
  • 11.Trams of Old London
  • 12.My Favourite Buildings
  • 13.That's Fantastic, Mother Church
  • 14.Heart Full of Leaves
  • 15.Autumn Is Your Last Chance
  • 16.I Often Dream of Trains
  • 17.America
  • 18.Up To Our Nex
  • 19.Goodnight I Say

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Intro [DVD]
  • 2.Soundcheck [DVD]
  • 3.Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl [Cassette Fragment] [DVD]
  • 4.Nocturne [DVD]
  • 5.Flavour of Night [DVD]
  • 6.Cathedral [DVD]
  • 7.Sounds Great When You're Dead [DVD]
  • 8.Uncorrected Personality Traits [DVD]
  • 9.I Used to Say I Love You [DVD]
  • 10.Winter Love [DVD]
  • 11.This Could Be the Day [DVD]
  • 12.Ye Sleeping Knights of Jesus [DVD]
  • 13.Trams of Old London [DVD]
  • 14.My Favourite Buildings [DVD]
  • 15.That's Fantastic, Mother Church [DVD]
  • 16.Heart Full of Leaves [DVD]
  • 17.Autumn Is Your Last Chance [DVD]
  • 18.I Often Dream of Trains [DVD]
  • 19.I'm Falling [DVD]
  • 20.Up To Our Nex [DVD]
  • 21.Goodnight I Say / Credits [DVD]
  • 22.Beyond Basingstoke [DVD]

Product Description:

Recording information: Symphony Space, 95th & Broadway, New York, NY (11/22/2008).
Recorded live at Symphony Space in New York City, I Often Dream of Trains in New York features Robyn Hitchcock and multi-instrumentalists Tim Keegan and Terry Edwards re-creating the willfully eccentric Englishman's seminal 1983 post-Soft Boys solo outing I Often Dream of Trains in its entirety. In typical "Hitchcockian" fashion, the singer enters the stage to the tinny crackle of a hand-held tape recorder playing "Sometimes I Wish I Was a Pretty Girl," sits down at the piano, comically slows the pitch and begins playing the moody instrumental "Nocturne." What follows is a surprisingly deft and poignant retelling of his most beloved album, peppered with the usual Dada banter about tomatoes, microorganisms, and detectives. The two-disc set includes a DVD of the performance, as well as a surreal short film that features extended footage from the original video shoot for the title track backed by random bursts of disconnected music and dialogue. ~ James Christopher Monger

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  • Sales Rank: 132,378
  • UPC: 634457221628
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