St. Lucia's reputation as a Caribbean tourist haven is on-par with that of neighboring vacation islands such as Jamaica and Cuba. Yet in terms of musical output, it's never stood on equal footing with the illustrious history of those places. But one listen to TNT (The Night Train) could change all that. With natural ease, the group creates an exciting, distinct and cohesive sound on Making Tracks, presented in brilliantly remastered sound and new packaging decades after it's original release. Led by percussionist Rudy Auguste's inspired performances, Making Tracks reflects the passion and vitality of a group in top gear, as evidenced by their Caribbean-flavored take on American Funk, Soul and R&B. Whether exploring the nuances and warm tones of The Carpenterthes' "For All You Know" or the sunny funk rhythms of the title track, The Night Train's star performers, Auguste, organist Emerson Nurse, guitarist Anthony Francis and bassist Addison Nelson, are equal to any style, creating tightly arranged (mostly by Nurse) tracks that don't stifle their natural spontinaety and expression. This 11-track album also features guest vocal work from the Superbs (Mervyn Blanchard and Lucas Marshall) on "The Loser" and the self-penned "The Way I Feel." Previously only available to saavy vinyl collectors willing to pay top dollar, Making Tracks finally receives the proper reissue it deserves on CD with beautifully re-mastered sound and packaged in a paste-on sleeve featuring the original album artwork.