Band History – The first album (1993-1994)

In January 1993, a second demo tape, ‘The Infant Hercules’ was released and the band then spent the next six months writing the music for its first album,‘Goodbye to the Age of Steam’. This was recorded in a two week period in July 1993. Soon afterwards, BBT signed to the progressive rock label GEP where they became label mates of IQ.

Big Big Train 1994

‘Goodbye to the Age of Steam’ was a big leap forward for the band and the response to the album was very positive, culminating in a licensing deal in Japan where the CD was re-issued in 1995, with a bonus track.