English Electric: Full Power

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English Electric: Full Power
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Compilation album by
Released23 September 2013
Genre Progressive rock, new prog
Length135:11
Label English Electric Recordings
Producer Andy Poole
Big Big Train chronology
Make Some Noise (EP)
(2013)
English Electric: Full Power
(2013)
Wassail (EP)
(2015)

English Electric: Full Power (sometimes abbreviated to EEFLP) is a compilation album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. It presents tracks from their seventh and eighth studio albums, English Electric Part One and English Electric Part Two , along with four new pieces (which were additionally released on the EP Make Some Noise ) as a self-contained double CD album. The album was issued in a book-style digipack, including a 96-page booklet. [1] [2]

Contents

EEFLP (along with the Make Some Noise EP) marks the final release of English Electric material, which began work as early as 2010, [3] and was the last release of new material from the band until the EP Wassail in 2015. There is a new edition of EEFLP with different cover under the name of English Electric in 2016.

Background

Each song on the album tells a different story, many of them centering around characters living and working in England, with reference to the country's industrial past and processes which have changed its landscape. Full lyrics as well as descriptions of the stories behind the songs are included in the 96-page booklet of EEFLP. [2] Additionally, Greg Spawton and David Longdon discussed the meanings of the tracks on the two initially released "parts" of English Electric in blogs leading up to the releases of those albums. [4] [5]

Track listing

Disc One
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Make Some Noise" David Longdon Make Some Noise EP 4:23
2."The First Rebreather"Greg Spawton English Electric Part One 8:31
3."Uncle Jack"LongdonEnglish Electric Part One3:49
4."Swan Hunter"Longdon, Spawton English Electric Part Two 6:21
5."Seen Better Days"SpawtonMake Some Noise EP7:37
6."Edgelands"Danny Manners, SpawtonMake Some Noise EP1:26
7."Summoned by Bells"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part One9:17
8."Upton Heath"Longdon, SpawtonEnglish Electric Part One5:39
9."A Boy in Darkness"LongdonEnglish Electric Part One8:03
10."Hedgerow"Longdon, Andy Poole, SpawtonEnglish Electric Part One8:54
Total length:63:57
Disc Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Judas Unrepentant"LongdonEnglish Electric Part One7:18
2."Worked Out"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part Two7:31
3."Winchester from St Giles' Hill"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part One7:18
4."The Lovers"LongdonMake Some Noise EP5:32
5."Leopards"LongdonEnglish Electric Part Two3:54
6."Keeper of Abbeys"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part Two6:59
7."The Permanent Way"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part Two8:16
8."East Coast Racer"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part Two15:45
9."Curator of Butterflies"SpawtonEnglish Electric Part Two8:45
Total length:71:14

Personnel

Guest musicians
Arrangements and technical

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References

  1. http://www.bigbigtrain.com/main/discography/eeflp
  2. 1 2 Henderson, Alison. "Big Big Train - English Electric: Full Power". Background Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. Spawton, Greg. "Fat Billy Shouts Mine". Big Big Train blogspot. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. Spawton, Greg. "About the new songs - The First Rebreather". Big Big Train blogspot. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. Spawton, Greg. "East Coast Racer". Big Big Train blogspot. Retrieved 16 April 2016.