|Studio album by|
|Released||27 May 2016|
|Studio||English Electric Studios, Aubitt Studios, Real World Studios, Sweetwater Studios, Ashwood Studios, Regal Lane Studios|
|Genre||Progressive rock, new prog|
|Length||69:03 (CD version)|
81:15 (Double LP version)
|Producer||Big Big Train|
|Big Big Train chronology|
Folklore is the ninth studio album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. Released on 27 May 2016,it was recorded at English Electric Studios, produced by Big Big Train, and mixed and mastered at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey. It is the first studio album to feature Rachel Hall and then-Beardfish lead vocalist Rikard Sjöblom as official members.
The album was released in multiple formats: standard and High Res downloads, as a single CD, and as a double-LP vinyl release that features two additional tracks, "Mudlarks" and "Lost Rivers of London", both of which were previously released on the 2015 EP Wassail . Both versions of the album contain the title track from Wassail, meaning that the vinyl release features all three of the original songs on the EP.
Reviews were largely positive for this release, the ProgReport saying "from the first listen is so breathtaking and magnificent, that more listens are welcomed".Concluding with "All in all, this is a sprawling collection of brilliantly told stories with even more impressive music".
|2.||"London Plane"||Greg Spawton||10:13|
|3.||"Along the Ridgeway"||Spawton||6:12|
|5.||"The Transit of Venus Across the Sun"||Spawton||7:20|
|9.||"Telling the Bees"||Longdon||6:02|
|2.||"Along the Ridgeway"||Spawton||6:12|
|3.||"Lost Rivers of London*"||Spawton||6:02|
|1.||"The Transit of Venus Across the Sun"||Spawton||7:20|
|2.||"Telling the Bees"||Longdon||6:02|
*Vinyl-only tracks (though both were previously released on CD on the band's 2015 EP Wassail )
Nicholas D'Virgilio often referred to as NDV, is an American drummer and multi-instrumentalist musician, best known as a member of the progressive rock band Spock's Beard. He was also one of two drummers chosen to replace Phil Collins in Genesis on the Calling All Stations album. He has also done session work with many artists including Tears for Fears and Mystery, and is an official member of Big Big Train.
Jubilation is the tenth and final studio album by Canadian/American rock group the Band. Recorded in the spring of 1998 in Levon Helm's home studio in Woodstock, New York, it was released on September 15, 1998. For the first time since the group reformed without guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson, there were more originals than covers. Songs include "Last Train to Memphis", featuring guest guitarist Eric Clapton, Garth Hudson's solo instrumental closer "French Girls", Rick Danko's "High Cotton" and the ode to Ronnie Hawkins, "White Cadillac".
Whipped! is Faster Pussycat's third album, released in 1992 by Elektra Records.
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Big Big Train are an English progressive rock band formed in Bournemouth in 1990. The current line-up consists of band founder Greg Spawton, along with Nick D'Virgilio, David Longdon, and Rikard Sjöblom. Robin Armstrong joined the group for live performances in 2019. Until 2009, the band were active as a predominantly-studio project led by Spawton and co-founder Andy Poole, who departed the band in 2018, with changing line-ups and guest musicians. They have released twelve studio albums and three EPs.
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Far Skies Deep Time is the first official studio EP by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. It was released in 2010 by English Electric Recordings, and re-released in 2011 with "Kingmaker" replacing "Master of Time" as the first track. It contains five tracks, including a 17-minute epic about the last voyage of Belgian singer Jacques Brel.
Make Some Noise is the second official studio EP by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. It was released on 23 September 2013 by English Electric Recordings and Burning Shed. It contains four new tracks from the compilation album English Electric: Full Power, plus a selection of tracks from English Electric Part One and English Electric Part Two, two of which are edited versions.
David Longdon is a British multi-instrumentalist and singer, who is most well known as the lead vocalist and co-songwriter of the progressive rock band Big Big Train. Besides singing, Longdon plays flute, keyboards, acoustic and electric 6 & 12 string guitars, bass, mandolin, lute, banjo, accordion, percussion, dulcimer, psaltry, vibraphone, theremin and also the glockenspiel.
English Electric: Full Power 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 as a self-contained double CD album. The album was issued in a book-style digipack, including a 96-page booklet.
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