“No 50 of 100 Songs of the Year 2012” Bloodbuzzed blog
“an ultra-catchy tune full of lovely guitar lines and one chorus to die for, all with the A+++ of the boy/girl vocals” Songsmith blog
This is a recording of Slow Trains in preparation for the video shoot, which was recorded on board the Manchester to Sheffield Folk Train. Although it was never intended for public release, the "one take" recording with additional glockenspiels/vox is a stripped down monochrome singalong that some prefer to the original.
The song was written by Martin about the same journey, trying to capture the taste of escape amongst the diesal fumes leaving the city behind..