Various Artists

Hot Tracks: Train Super Hits

  • AllMusic Rating
    6
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

This ten-song compilation contains some of the best country songs ever written about trains, starting with Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball" (in a 1947 remake) and also featuring such number one country hits as Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" ("I hear that train a-comin'") (actually, this is not, as indicated, the chart-topping 1968 version), Willie Nelson's 1983 cover of Steve Goodman's "City of New Orleans" and Rosanne Cash's "Runaway Train" (actually, we would have preferred her "My Baby Thinks He's a Train"). Despite the Super Hits series title, not all of the songs were big hits or even hits at all, but songs like "Wreck of the Old 97" and the country Top 20 cover of Guy Clark's "Desperados Waiting for a Train" by Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson (a.k.a the Highwaymen) are classics. Too bad the album is a short 33 minutes, but with a list price under $10, the price is right.

blue highlight denotes track pick