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
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)
Big Big Train have just returned from a successful headline show at Loreley, Germany. Announcements about our 2019 UK tour will be made in the autumn and the band will also be touring in the States, Canada and mainland Europe in 2020.
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.
Make Some Noise
The First Rebreather
The Underfall Yard
Summoned By Bells
Curator Of Butterflies
East Coast Racer
Following the sell-out of the Big Big Train gigs at Cadogan Hall, London, on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th September 2017, we are pleased to announce that a third date has been added on Sunday 1st October 2017. This will be a matinée gig starting at 2:00pm.
Ticket sales for the Sunday performance will be open from 12:00 noon, Friday 7th October 2016, on the Cadogan Hall website.