Big Big Train will be releasing a live album called “Merchants of Light” on 27th July.
“Merchants of Light” will be released as a triple vinyl box set and as a two CD digipack. Download and streaming versions will also be available.
The album includes the best performance of each song played at the band’s sold out Cadogan Hall, London shows which took place in the autumn last year.
Big Big Train will also be releasing a single ahead of the “Merchants of Light” album. The single, which will be released on 13th July, features a live recording of “Swan Hunter” and a 2018 remix of the studio version of the song which originally featured on the English Electric album.
The single also includes two previously unreleased tracks: a new version of “Seen Better Days” which features Tim Bowness on vocals alongside Big Big Train’s singer, David Longdon, and a live studio recording of “Summer’s Lease”.
Pre-orders for “Merchants of Light” and “Swan Hunter” are now available at the band’s official stores, Burning Shed and The Merch Desk:
Merchants of Light tracklisting
A Mead Hall in Winter
Experimental Gentlemen part two
The Transit of Venus Across the Sun
East Coast Racer
Telling the Bees
Drums and Brass
Swan Hunter tracklisting
Swan Hunter (radio edit)
Swan Hunter (2018 remix)
Swan Hunter (live at Cadogan Hall, London, October 2017)
Seen Better Days (the brass band’s final piece)
Summer’s Lease (live at Real World Studios, April 2017)