Saturday, June 25, 2016

Big Big Train - Folklore


The English progressive rock band BIG BIG TRAIN have recently released "Folklore".

BIG BIG TRAIN was founded in 1990. Based in Bournemouth, England, the band members are Nick D'Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Rachel Hall, David Longdon, Danny Manners, Andy Poole, Rikard Sjöblom and Gregory Spawton. Having released eight studio albums and three EPs, they were an independent band for most of their career (although they were signed to the Giant Electric Pea record label from 1993 to 1998), distributing releases through their own website. Up to 2009, BIG BIG TRAIN worked mostly as a studio project band headed by Spawton and Poole with changing line-ups and guest musicians. Since their sixth album "The Underfall Yard", which received critical acclaim from the progressive rock community, a more stable lineup has been established, and the band performed their first live concerts in seventeen years at Kings Place, London, in August 2015. The gigs were voted Event Of The Year by the readers of Prog magazine. Stone & Steel, a Blu-ray featuring the 2014 rehearsals at Real World Studios and four of the songs performed at Kings Place, was released on 21 March 2016. BIG BIG TRAIN were the winners of the Breakthrough Award at the Progressive Music Awards held at Kew Gardens, London on 3 September 2013, and have been nominated in several other categories in recent years.


The album was recorded at English Electric Studios, produced by Big Big Train, and mixed and mastered at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey. It is the first studio album to feature Rachel Hall and BEARDFISHs lead vocalist Rikard Sjöblom as official members.

The album was released in multiple formats: standard and High Res downloads, as a single CD, and as a double-LP vinyl release that features two additional tracks, "Mudlarks" and "Lost Rivers of London", both of which were previously released on the 2015 EP Wassail. Both versions of the album contain the title track from Wassail, meaning that the vinyl release features all three of the original songs on the EP.

Today's tune is the title track of "Folklore", taken from the new album by BIG BIG TRAIN, was released in May 2016. The Folklore album is released on double gatefold 180gm vinyl, CD and download on 27th May 2016. Available from www.bigbigtrain.com, Amazon, iTunes, Bandcamp and all good retailers. Available to stream on Spotify and other streaming services from May 27th. Vinyl available from www.burningshed.com.



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