Longest Train is an album designed for fans who became interested in Charlie Louvin and the Louvin Brothers through the music of Gram Parsons and the Byrds. The album features latter-day recordings of signature Louvin songs like "The Christian Life" and "In the Pines," all songs that country-rockers and rockers have covered. Consequently, it's not a bad way to learn about the Louvins, but it really isn't as compelling as the original Louvin Brothers recordings and those do provide a better introduction than Longest Train.
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AllMusic Review by Thom Owens