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New live album and single in July 2018

Big Big Train’s new live album Merchants of Light (available on triple vinyl, double CD and download and streaming) was released on 27th July.

Merchants of Light received a four star review from John Bungey in The Times:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/prog-rock-big-big-train-merchants-of-light-travis-fripp-between-the-silence-lg98sqzns?shareToken=bb848d797b65c52cd20944df485c3c14

and a five star review from Paul Davies in The Daily Express:

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/music/994602/music-review-rock-albums-The-Rolling-Stones-Halestorm-Big-Big-Train

“Merchants of Light” is available from our official stores at Burning Shed and The Merch Desk and from all other good rock stores as well as streaming and download sites.

https://www.burningshed.com/store/bigbigtrain/

http://themerchdesk.com/merchdesk/index.php?route=product/category&path=87_115&page=2

Big Big Train have also released a single ahead of the “Merchants of Light” album. The single 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”.

Merchants of Light tracklisting

Folklore Overture
Folklore
Brave Captain
Last Train
London Plane
Meadowland
A Mead Hall in Winter
Experimental Gentlemen part two
Swan Hunter
Judas Unrepentant
The Transit of Venus Across the Sun
East Coast Racer
Telling the Bees
Victorian Brickwork
Drums and Brass
Wassail

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)

New album ‘The Second Brightest Star’

Big Big Train will release a brand new album on June 23 – only two months after our latest release ‘Grimspound’! The Second Brightest Star is a companion album to Folklore and Grimspound and features seven new songs (about 40 minutes) which “explore landscapes, rivers and meeting places and take the listener on voyages of discovery across the world and to the stars.”

In addition, the record will come with a bonus selection of 30 minutes of music (named ‘Grimlore’) where songs from Folklore and Grimspound are presented in extended format.

Tracklist:

  1. The Second Brightest Star
  2. Haymaking
  3. Skylon
  4. London Stone
  5. The Passing Widow
  6. The Leaden Stour
  7. Terra Australis Incognita

Grimlore

  1. Brooklands Sequence
    (i) On The Racing Line
    (ii) Brooklands
  2. London Plane Sequence
    (i) Turner On The Thames
    (ii) London Plane
  3. The Gentlemen’s Reprise

The Second Brightest Star is the last album in a cycle of releases which started back in 2009 with The Underfall Yard album. Our writing over this period has focused on the English landscape, the people that work on the land and their folklore stories. The band will be moving on to different landscapes and subjects in future years as we play more shows outside of England. But we had a few more stories left to tell and wanted to bring them together on The Second Brightest Star.

You can listen to a stream of the new album’s title track on Soundcloud.

The album is available to order from Burning Shed and The Merch Desk. It’s available in limited edition double gatefold 180g seafoam green vinyl, CD and on hi-resolution 24/96 download. All vinyl copies will include a code for a complimentary hi-res download.

The Second Brightest Star will be released on Spotify and other download and streaming services at a later date in July.

New 2017 studio album ‘Grimspound’

The new Big Big Train album, Grimspound, has been released on April 28th 2017. The album is now available at our official stores at Burning Shed (for vinyl and CD’s) and The Merch Desk (for merchandise and CD’s). Hi-resolution downloads are available at Bandcamp.

All LP versions feature double, 180g vinyl with a gatefold cover and 4 page booklet featuring lyrics and the stories behind the songs. A complimentary code for a high-resolution download version of the album is provided with each vinyl order. There is a limited edition clear vinyl version alongside the standard black vinyl version and orders of this limited edition version will include a postcard signed by all band members.

The CD version comes in a gloss laminated softpack and features a 24 page booklet with lyrics and the stories behind the songs.

The hi-res download version includes a PDF of the CD booklet.

A limited edition blue vinyl version of our previous album ‘Folklore’ is also available at Burning Shed (orders will be shipped with a complimentary hi-resolution download code).

Folklore Blue: final limited edition vinyl pressing

Folklore cover

A final limited edition vinyl pressing of the Folklore album is now available at Burning Shed. This pressing is limited to 500 copies and is a double 180g blue vinyl edition in gatefold cover with a download code for a digital version of the album. There will be no further pressings of the Folklore vinyl album so this is the last opportunity to buy one at the normal retail price. Pre-order from Burning Shed for 3rd March release:

Big Big Train release live album

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A Stone’s Throw From The Line, our new double live album, will be released on December 2 and is now available for pre-sale from The Merch Desk and Burning Shed.

The album was recorded at the Kings Place, London shows in August 2015 which garnered the band the Live Event award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards. Those shows saw Big Big Train return to the stage after a 17-year absence.

A Stone’s Throw From The Line will be a two CD set featuring the best performance of each song from the three Kings Place performances, and the track list reflects the running order of the show. The album comes in a gloss, laminated soft pack with a 40-page booklet.

Track List:

Act One

Make Some Noise
The First Rebreather
The Underfall Yard
Uncle Jack
Victorian Brickwork

Act Two

Kingmaker
Wassail
Summoned By Bells
Judas Unrepentant
Curator Of Butterflies
East Coast Racer
Hedgerow

New album “Folklore” released

Acoustic performance at album launch

The crow flies…. Our new album, “Folklore” was released today.

Available on CD and double 180g vinyl from Burning Shed.

Available on CD with t-shirt and other merchandising bundles from The Merch Desk.

Available on CD from the BBT shop, Amazon and all good progressive rock suppliers.

The standard album download is available from all good online stores including iTunes and Amazon. A hi-res download (24/48) is available from Bandcamp.

The album is available for streaming at Spotify.

The photograph is from the album launch party held at Real World Studios. Fans were given a play through of the album followed by a couple of acoustic performances by the band.