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Initial release : 1995

A&M 540440

This release includes one song, Electric Trains, that includes references to the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia.


  • Electric Trains (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Heaven Knows (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Grouch of the Day (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Walk Away (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • This Summer (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Got to Me (Wilkinson)
  • Long Face (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • I Want You (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Daphne (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Lost for Words (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Great Escape (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Temptation for Love (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Sound Asleep (Difford/Tilbrook)
  • Fingertips (Difford/Tilbrook)
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  • Chris Difford - guitar, vocals
  • Glenn Tilbrook - guitar, keyboards, vocals
  • Kevin Wilkinson - drums
  • Keith Wilkinson - bass, vocals
  • John Savannah - keyboards (on Walk Away), additional backing vocals
  • Cathy Dennis - backing vocals (on Temptation For Love), additional backing vocals
  • Heitor Peretor - guitar (on Temptation For Love)
  • Martin Byrne - synth loops (on Long Face)
  • Georgy Dennis - additional backing vocals
  • Chris Braide - additional backing vocals

  • Producer - Peter Smith, Glen Tilbrook
  • Mixing - Mark Stent
  • Backing tracks recorded at Chipping Norton Studios
  • Arrangements - Peter Smith, Squeeze
  • Engineer - Barry Hammond
  • Overdubbing at 45 RPM Studios, Blackheath and then at Nomis Studios, London
  • Enginerr assistance - Ben Darlow
  • Mixed at Olympic Studios, London
  • Mixing assistants - Alan Douglas, Jegs
  • Thanks to Adam and PW for their assistance
  • Paul Carrack - backing vocals idea on Walk Away
  • String arrangements on Electric Trains - Glenn Tilbrook, Carline Dale
  • String arrangement on I Want You - Caroline Dale
  • Design - Kevin Shaw
  • Design assistant - Simon Snake Doble
  • Photography - Colin Bell
  • Manipulation - Kevin Shaw

The first verse of Electric Trains is;

When I was crowned a mummy's boy by friends I didn't like
I made a meal of trips to school upon my father's bike
I used to sit between his legs, perched on a piece of wood
If it ever rained on us, I'd slip beneath his hood
And at home the radio was on
From Julie Andrews to Jerry Garcia
Life was all fun and games
I was out of my head and underneath my bed
Playing with electric trains
The last verse of the song is;
As people came to sit and stare
While I raced through my songs
The sound of music passed by me
Just like the Grateful Dead
Related releases

Electric Trains was also released on a single;

Electric Trains was subsequently included on a number of compilations including;