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The Hot Rail (Deluxe Edition) [Double CD]

Calexico Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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They call New Orleans a melting pot. When one thinks about it like that, it’s hardly surprising that this is where CALEXICO reconvened to record their seventh full-length album, ALGIERS. Joey Burns and John Convertino have long called upon an extended range of musical influences, blending them together so distinctly that the results have almost become a genre of their own. Nonetheless, ... Read more in Amazon's Calexico Store

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  • Audio CD (15 Nov 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: City Slang
  • ASIN: B00447RAFS
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. El Picador 3:140.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ballad Of Cable Hogue 3:290.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Ritual Road Map 1:150.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Fade 7:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Crystal Frontier (Widescreen) 3:560.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Untitled III 4:070.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Sonic Wind 4:130.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Muleta 3:330.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mid-town 3:320.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Service And Repair 4:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Untitled II 2:360.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Drenched 4:500.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. 16 Track Scratch 1:280.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Tres Avisos 5:110.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Hot Rail 3:590.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Crystal Frontier (Acoustic) (Bonus Track) 3:350.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Crystal Frontier (Buscemi Instrumental Remix) (Bonus Track) 6:370.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Untitled III (Virus Style Mix Swordmen Mix) (Bonus Track) 4:080.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Crooked Road And The Briar (Bonus Track) 3:390.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Banderilla (Bonus Track) 3:430.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Dia De Los Muertos (Bonus Track) 9:100.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Chach (Tasha Bundy Remix) (Bonus Track) 6:020.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Still Missing (Bonus Track) 3:030.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Triple T Truckstop (Bonus Track) 5:530.89  Buy MP3 

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spaghetti with your Mariachi sir? 24 Feb 2001
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Format:Audio CD
These guys seem to have spent too long in Tequila bars south of the border, then drifted home and overdosed on Ennio Morricone and Clint Eastwood. Several of these songs come on like the synopsis of some dusty, languid movie set in a rattlesnake infested tumbleweed-town in New Mexico. Moody and atmospheric, but beautifully played with subtle tempo and timing. Outstanding from start to finish, barring the unfortunate jazz infection that is "Fade". Their "Black Light" album is every bit as good by the way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well, what can I say? 22 Jun 2001
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It took a little blind faith to buy this. None of my friends had a copy, and short of walking up to people on the street and asking them to copy it for me, I grudgingly handed over the money for a copy. I was not pulling an unhappy face for long. From the minute I pressed play the album caught me and transported me out of my room into the desert sands of Calexico, where I have stayed smoking Lucky Strikes and drinking vast quantities of tequila ever since.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 5 Jan 2002
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This album is fun, a little bit tongue in cheek and great to listen to. Its not at all what i expected, but i was pleasently surprised. It sounds like the soundtrack to a road movie, as you listen to it you can just imagine someone driving through the dusty deserts of arizona or nevada. The only problem with the album is that some of the songs are quite similar. But its still a great record.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grab your lover and run for cover! 10 May 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Calexico are a wonderful band and this album is a perfect record which shows all of their talents.
They transport you to a place that you've only experienced in movies provide a much needed escape from the mundane (for 45 mins or so).
They're romantic, brooding, sexy, and seductive. Always is there a sense of urgency somewhere deep in the music which makes you feel like you're running from bandits...but you're too busy being coaxed with passion to care.
A romantic, escapist journey.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot stuff 20 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
Is this the most accurately-named band in rock? The first two tracks of 'Hot Rail' land on opposite sides of the border and thereafter Calexico stick to these parameters without ever being formulaic. Though basically a duo, they use a large pool of musicians to create a wide array of musical combinations. My favourite tracks are the 'Untitled' tracks which read as 'The Man With No Name', eerie instrumentals full of tension which is loaded implausibly by accordion. The longest track, 'Fade', is an insidious song that rewards repeated playing. On songs like 'Service and Repair' Calexico show that they can write good quality mainstream songs too. The sound is refined on later albums such as 'Feast of Wire' but this is impressive in its own right.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 14 July 2000
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Heard of these whilst seeing Flaming Lips at London's Festival Hall. Calexico mix tex-mex murder songs with a guitar flavoured excitiement. Imagine having to drag yourself accross the border with a girlfriend running away from murderous loan-sharks - this is the soundtrack to that chase.
it also means you can think of "me-hi-co" whilst tubing it to north london on a wet July month.
it is brilliant.
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