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Elegies to Lessons Learnt is I Like Trains' first studio album, and was released on 1 October 2007.

Elegies to Lessons Learnt
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Studio album by I Like Trains
Released 1 October 2007
Genre Post-rock
Length 50:32
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer I Like Trains
I Like Trains chronology
Progress Reform
(2006)
Elegies to Lessons Learnt
(2007)
The Christmas Tree Ship
(2008)

As with their earlier EP, Progress Reform, many of the songs cover historical events.[1] Each B-Side (indented here) tells a different aspect of the same story as its single.

"Victress", which was released before this album, alludes to the album title with the lyrics "I sing elegies to lessons I will never learn" which are sung during the second verse.

A DVD version of the album was released on 21 April 2008, and coincided with a tour and the release of "We Go Hunting" as a single.

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70% link
NME7/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media6.8/10 stars link

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "We All Fall Down" – 6:12
  2. "Twenty Five Sins" – 3:39
  3. "The Deception" – 3:58
  4. "Voice of Reason" – 5:00
  5. "Death of an Idealist" – 3:25
  6. "Remnants of an Army" – 3:57
  7. "We Go Hunting" – 3:24
  8. "Come Over" – 4:10
  9. "Spencer Perceval" – 9:09
  10. "Epiphany" – 2:18
  11. "Death is the End" – 5:21

SinglesEdit

"We Go Hunting", released 21 April 2008

7" Vinyl

  1. "We Go Hunting" – 3:24
  2. "More Weight" – 4:04

"The Deception", released 10 September 2007

CD

  1. "The Deception" – 3:59
  2. "Joshua" – 4:43
  3. "Victress" – 4:09

7" Vinyl

  1. "The Deception" – 3:59
  2. "Victress" – 4:09

"Spencer Perceval", released 26 March 2007

CD

  1. "Spencer Perceval" – 9:14
  2. "I Am Murdered" – 6:07

12" Vinyl

  1. "Spencer Perceval" – 9:14
  2. "I Am Murdered" – 6:07

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Articles to accompany the songs on the album