Train, the American rock band from San Francisco, has released numerous albums throughout their career, each accompanied by a unique album cover. From simplistic designs to more intricate and thought-provoking artwork, Train has kept their album covers consistently relevant and edgy.
Train Album Cover on Behance
The first album cover which caught my attention was created for their album, “California 37”. The vibrant orange background, paired with an almost whimsical design, encapsulates the essence of the sun-drenched state which inspired it. The album cover meticulously captures the bright and bold energy of California, and left me with a sense of nostalgia and fondness for the West Coast.
Savoy Brown “Hellbound Train”
Another Train album cover which immediately caught my eye was the 1972 blues rock album titled “Hellbound Train” by Savoy Brown. The image portrays a hand-drawn steam train, with its engine spewing flames, surrounded by a dark and gloomy landscape. The cover artwork encapsulates the essence of the music within, providing a strong visual representation of the powerful blues rock sound contained on the record.
Train – My Private Nation
The cover artwork for “My Private Nation” is one of simplicity and elegance. A single, luxurious feather sits in the center of the cover, delicately placed on a dark, velvety background. The minimalist approach to this cover allows for the listener to create their own interpretation of the music and the feelings it invokes, without any predetermined notions set forth by the album cover.