Tony Penn | Hell Train

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Hell Train

by Tony Penn

Lyrical, Haunting and Rocking "Hell Train"..the new one from friend Tony Penn...good stuff..a little Leonard Cohen, a little Nick Cave, a little Chris Whitley slide guitar..great players, great songs! Dan Dai
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1. Hell Train
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2. Lay Me Down
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3. All Just Slips Away
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4. Ragged
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5. World Rolls On
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6. Backstreets of Moscow
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7. Getting Used To Missing You
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8. Big Mother
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9. Folsom Prison Blues
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10. High and Low
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11. Long Ride Home
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Album Notes
Tony and I began the sessions for Hell Train in early 2009 and were
derailed countless times by technical problems, personal loses and
career upsets. When we resumed recording after a 4 month lay-over, we
both emerged in a different place and felt the need more than ever to
finish the album. We completed songs only to later analyze,
deconstruct and rebuild them so there were no wasted moments. Over
time, the lines softly blurred and Tony’s songs became my songs. I
lived vicariously through him, finding myself possessed, again and
again pulled in by the visceral melancholy of the sound of his voice
over those chords.

I couldn’t have done any of this without the contributions from my
musical partners of 30+ years, guitarist Gerard Mancini and bassist,
Jeff Mullaney. From the twang of “Lay Me Down” to the haunting wails
of “Folsom Prison Blues” Gerard Mancini brings an intensity and
volatility to each song as he squeezes, bends, and coaxes sounds from
his guitar. And Jeff Mullaney, as always, is the glue that holds it
all together. Our sessions together were chock full of exploration,
discovery and a lot of coffee.

Each song on Hell Train is a different place. A different stop along
the way on some twisted journey that happens to be Tony Penn’s life.
These places are real. As real as it gets. And I guess that’s what
keeps me coming back.

Glenn John Arnowitz
September 2010


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Sue Kallmeyer

Knew Tony P. a long time ago, his music drew me in then as it does now. When I listened to "High and Low", my heart stopped! But then it skips a beat and starts pounding hard, with the beat of "Hell Train". LOVE IT! Tony Penn is a brilliant and talented musician, so happy that his music is out there for all to hear.

Shawna-WTBQ Spotlight

A Must Have!!
I am very honored to be the 1st DJ to play Tony's new CD, "Hell Train" on my show! It is a must have in your CD collection! Lyrics everyone can relate to.

Keith Newman

Well worth the wait!
Tony's second CD "Hell Train" has been playing in my car for over a week now. He is a true singer/songwriter in every sense of the word; his lyrics originate from the soul and he sings from the heart. Buy it now, you won't be disappointed!