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Big Big Train — Folklore (May 27, 2016)

Big Big Train — Folklore (May 27, 2016)

                  Big Big Train — Folklore (May 27, 2016)  Big Big Train — Folklore (May 27, 2016)♦   “The prog equivalent of the Olympics opening ceremony”. — Geoff Barton, CLASSIC ROCK magazine
♦   “What we’re dealing with here is an act of rare, often indescribable, brilliance”. — Rich Wilson, PROG magazine
♦   “They make beautiful, pastoral quintessentially English music: their name is Big Big Train”. — Bob Harris, BBC Radio Two
♦   In 2013 BIG BIG TRAIN won the Progressive Music Award in the category “Breakthrough Act”.
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset, England
Album release: May 27, 2016
Studio: English Electric Studios, Aubitt Studios, Real World Studios, Sweetwater Studios, Ashwood Studios, Regal Lane Studios.
Record Label: English Electric
Duration:     69:03 (CD version), 81:15 (Double LP version)
01 Folklore     7:33
02 London Plane     10:13
03 Along The Ridgeway     6:12
04 Salisbury Giant     3:37
05 The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun     7:20
06 Wassail     6:57
07 Winkie     8:25
08 Brooklands     12:44
09 Telling The Bees     6:02
Written by:
≈   David Longdon     1, 6, 7, 9
≈   Greg Spawton     2, 3, 4, 5, 8
Current members:
■   Andy Poole — guitars, bass, keyboards (1990–present)
■   Greg Spawton — bass, backing vocals, guitars, keyboards (1990–present)
■   Nick D’Virgilio — drums, backing vocals, percussion (2009–present)
■   David Longdon — lead vocals, flute, keyboards, guitars (2009–present)
■   Dave Gregory — guitars (2011–present)
■   Danny Manners — keyboards, double bass (2012–present)
■   Rachel Hall — violin, backing vocals (2014–present)
■   Rikard Sjöblom — guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2014–present)
♦   Big Big Train have released eight albums including the critically acclaimed The Underfall Yard (2009) and the two part double album English Electric (2012/2013).
♦   Big Big Train is based in England and the band’s current line–up is:
♦   Andy Poole, Danny Manners, David Longdon, Rikard Sjöblom, Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Rachel Hall, Greg Spawton
♦   Folklore
♦   Wassail
♦   Winkie
♦   Telling The Bees
≈   Words and music by David Longdon
♦   London Plane
♦   Along the Ridgeway
♦   Salisbury Giant
♦   The Transit of Venus Across the Sun
♦   Brooklands
≈   Words and music by Greg Spawton
■   Arrangements by Big Big Train
■   String arrangements by Rachel Hall (with David Longdon on Folklore and Winkie; with David Longdon and Danny Manners on Telling the Bees; with Greg Spawton and Danny Manners on Salisbury Giant and Transit of Venus)
■   Brass arrangements by Dave Desmond (with David Longdon on Folklore and Winkie)
■   Recorded at English Electric Studios Vocals and double bass recorded at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey Drums recorded at Real World Studios by Rob Aubrey and at Sweetwater Studios by Mark Hornsby. Brass recorded at Real World Studios by Rob Aubrey Strings recorded at Ashwood Studios by Sotos Yiasimi and at Regal Lane Studios by Ken Brake Thank you to Simon Chadwick for the sample of King Alfred’s Blowing Stone.
■   Mixed and mastered at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey Produced by Big Big Train
■   Cover and insert sheet paintings by Sarah Louise Ewing Photographs by Simon Hogg Design by Andy Poole.
♦   An epic progressive rock tour de force, BBT’s tenth studio album is its most ambitious yet.
♦   Breathing new life into traditional themes and creating a few new ones along the way, the crafts of melody and storytelling beat strongly at the heart of the Big Big Train and inform every track on Folklore.
♦   Featuring an eight piece band and brass quintet — augmented by a string quartet — the album provides a superb showcase for David Longdon’s emotional vocals and the band’s dramatic extended compositions.
♦   CD in digipak with 22 page booklet.
On “English Electric” Big Big Train are joined by fellow travellers Andy Tillison (organ), Dave Desmond (brass) and Rachel Hall (violin).
Website: http://www.bigbigtrain.com/
Bandcamp: https://bigbigtrain.bandcamp.com/
Greg Spawton: https://twitter.com/bigbigtrain

Big Big Train — Folklore (May 27, 2016)


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