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Kristina Train

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Hearing Kristina Train for the first time is nothing less than a revelation: her sunny, easygoing demeanor and youthful good looks belie the heart-wrenching power of her voice. Train’s Blue Note debut, Spilt Milk, is urbane and soulful, lush in its arrangements but intimate in its emotions, built on a foundation of classic and deeply felt southern soul. The title track unfolds with an almost cinematic grandeur, its string-laden chorus swelling with widescreen melancholy. Balancing the sultry with the strong, Train excels on bittersweet breakup/makeup numbers like “Don’t Remember” and “It’s Over Now. ” As the aphorism of the album title suggests, the album tells the story of an indomitable spirit. Train knows how, over the course of a song, to walk away from a relationship with tremendous style.

Spilt Milk was recorded in London with Jimmy Hogarth, the sought-after British producer whose recent credits include Duffy, Corinne Bailey Rae and James Blunt. Powerhouse songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and arranger Eg White – Grammy Awards Record of the Year nominee for Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” – co-wrote most of this material. Singer and pianist Ed Harcourt also co-wrote two, including the climactic “Far From the Country,” an especially poignant and personal conclusion to the disc, about the physical and emotional distances one must bridge to keep love alive

For inspiration, Train turns to Aretha Franklin – “There is not a song that Aretha has sung or will ever sing that doesn’t just melt me” – along with blues/R&B cult figures like former Stax star/Raelette Mable John and Bob Dylan-favorite Karen Dalton.

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  • Cat_007

    cool voice, nice tunes...i adore Saturdays are the greatest

    5 Aug 4:46am Reply
  • Verbum-Lux

    Dark Black is a wonderful album. Her voice is really something.

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • thebasedgoddess

    in love

    26 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kaiovencor

    My loveeeeer.

    14 Jun 2013 Reply
  • NebulaSmudge

    Both "Dark Black", and "Spilt Milk" are tremendously good. She has a clear, but very soulful and impassioned voice. And Songs, especially on Dark Black, are first rate. Dark Black was one of the top albums from anyone in 2012, and is absolutely worth your time. She's utterly marvelous, and recommended to anyone that likes anything remotely jazz/soul/r&b.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • ASummerKiss

    Saw her on TV and was love @ first listen! ♥♥♥

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • SummertimeLight

    She deserves more listeners ... Discovered her random as I heard that she was supporting Amy Macdonald on her UK-tour. Her newest album Dark Black is marvelous. Hope that more people find their way to her wonderful, special music.

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Pretty-Life

    Very nice ;)

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • McSlither

    Only 447 listeners? She deserves more than this.

    22 Jun 2010 Reply
  • jeffreeh

    Still prefer Beverley Knight's original version, but she did a great job on 'No Man's Land'

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • mixedmetaphors

    I can't get over how good her album is.

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • yasutori

    Spilt Milk goooood!

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Lioha

    The album is so good!

    7 Jan 2010 Reply
  • rrzazula

    Worth more than a listen. Just buy it.

    5 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Saveall

    Most definitely...as good as it gets.

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
  • crimsun

    Good lord.

    25 Oct 2009 Reply
  • wowball

    new album "Spilt Milk" is excellent...

    22 Oct 2009 Reply

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