English Electric: Part Two (2013)

English Electric Part Two Cover

  1. East Coast Racer
  2. Swan Hunter
  3. Worked Out
  4. Leopards
  5. Keeper of Abbeys
  6. The Permanent Way
  7. Curator of Butterflies

The album was initially released as CD, vinyl and download and later included in the collection English Electric Full Power.

Big Big Train continues its journey across the English landscape with an album of seven new songs which tell further tales of the men and women who work on and under the land. Along the way, stories are told of the shipbuilders in Neptune’s Yard, of a machine that burned its legend across the pages of the history books, of a keeper of abbeys and a curator of butterflies, and of a second chance at love.


Big Big Train is:

Nick D’Virgilio
Dave Gregory
David Longdon
Danny Manners
Andy Poole
Greg Spawton

Produced by Andy Poole

Recorded by Big Big Train at English Electric Studios
Drums, brass band and violin recorded by Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Studios
String section and double bass recorded by Ken Brake at Regal Lane Studios
Recorder on The Permanent Way recorded by Edo Spanninga at Studio Aurelia

Mixed and Mastered by Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Studios

Cover and booklet photography by Matt Sefton
Portrait photograph by Willem Klopper
Design by Andy Poole
Curator: Greg Spawton

Big Big Train would like to thank: Rob Aubrey and Ken Brake for their extraordinary recording skills; Kathy Blatchford and Nellie Pitts for office management and merchandise; everyone at GEP; Chris Topham at Plane Groovy; Dave Desmond, Rachel Hall, Louis Philippe and Andy Tillison for their wonderful arrangements and musicianship; Willem Klopper and Matt Sefton for their photography.