Grimspound (album)

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Grimspound
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Released28 April 2017
StudioEnglish Electric Studios, Aubitt Studios, Real World Studios, Sweetwater Studios, Ashwood Studios
Genre Progressive rock
Length67:52
Label English Electric, Giant Electric Pea
Producer Big Big Train
Big Big Train chronology
Folklore
(2016)
Grimspound
(2017)
The Second Brightest Star
(2017)

Grimspound is the tenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. Released on 28 April 2017, it was recorded at English Electric Studios, produced by Big Big Train, and mixed and mastered at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey.

Contents

Following the release of their previous album, Folklore , the band had planned to release an EP called Skylon that would contain a handful of songs not completed in time to be included on that album. During the recording sessions to finish off the songs the band realised that they had enough material for a full album, deciding to release it as Grimspound. Grimspound is intended to be a companion release to Folklore and features a guest appearance from former Fairport Convention singer Judy Dyble. Upon release it entered the UK music charts at position 45, the band's first time placing in the official charts. [1] [2] [3]

Track listing

Grimspound [4]
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Brave Captain" David Longdon Longdon12:37
2."On the Racing Line" (instrumental) Danny Manners, Greg Spawton5:12
3."Experimental Gentlemen"SpawtonSpawton10:01
4."Meadowland"SpawtonRikard Sjöblom, Longdon3:37
5."Grimspound"LongdonSpawton6:56
6."The Ivy Gate"LongdonLongdon7:27
7."A Mead Hall in Winter"SpawtonSjöblom, Longdon15:20
8."As the Crow Flies"SpawtonSpawton6:44

Charts

Chart (2017)Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC) [5] 45

Personnel

Big Big Train

Additional musicians

Production

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