June 1st Can’t Get Here Soon Enough…

…because there’s never enough BIG BIG TRAIN.

Greg, Andy, David and the gang will be releasing an EP on June 1st (mine is already pre-ordered on Amazon.com [sigh…I don’t like amazon, but it’s easy and I’m lazy].  The EP is titled WASSAIL.

The disc will feature a live bonus track (live is GREAT) but the real treat is NEW MUSIC: three brand new tunes for all of us ‘jones’n’ for our fix of the best band in prog!

Big Big Train are Andy Poole, Danny Manners, David Longdon, Rikard Sjoblom, Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Rachel Hall and Greg Spawton

The track list is:

  1. Wassail
  2. Lost Rivers Of London
  3. Mudlarks
  4. Master James Of St George

As I listen to the youtube video of Wassail, I am salivating for not just the EP release but for BBT’s next full length magnum opus. They are somewhat like an English version of Clannad (my favorite celtic band of all-time) especially via the connection and association to a land, people, culture, and ethos.  Infused with the spirit of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Steeleye Span, Strawbs, and Fairport Convention, BUT with their own unique sound & style–Big Big Train is the essence of the “Englishness” of a lost, better, and  perhaps, mythical past.

 

Mellotron set to 11

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One Response to “June 1st Can’t Get Here Soon Enough…”

  1. bradbirzer Says:

    Reblogged this on Progarchy: Pointing toward Proghalla.

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