Merchants of Light

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Merchants of Light
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Live album by
Released27 July 2018
Recorded29, 30 September and 1 October 2017
VenueCadogan Hall, London
Genre Progressive rock, new prog
Label English Electric
Producer Big Big Train
Big Big Train chronology
A Stone's Throw From the Line
(2016)
Merchants of Light
(2018)

Merchants of Light is the second live offering by Big Big Train and is based on the autumn 2017 Concerts at Cadogan Hall, London. [1] It was recorded across three dates 29, 30 September and 1 October 2017, then first released on 27 July 2018.

Contents

The setlist is made up of 16 tracks and these are drawn from the latest four albums of the band, The Underfall Yard, English Electric, Folklore and Grimspound. [1] The release of the 2 CD album was preceded by a single of the track "Swan Hunter" a few days before the full live album. [2]

Reaction

The three scheduled shows again sold out. [1]

The review rather effusively states that the shows and recording is

full of brilliant photos, a perfect setlist and spectacular sound [1]

Track listing

Disc one

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Folklore Overture"Manners / Longdon02:22
2."Folklore"Longdon08:27
3."Brave Captain"Longdon11:57
4."Last Train"Spawton06:37
5."London Plane"Spawton10:43
6."Meadowland"Sjoblom / Longdon / Spawton03:45
7."A Mead Hall in Winter"Sjoblom / Longdon / Spawton15:30

Disc two

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Experimental Gentlemen Part Two"Spawton06:03
2."Swan Hunter"Longdon / Spawton06:55
3."Judas Unrepentant"Longdon07:29
4."The Transit of Venus Across the Sun"Spawton07:47
5."East Coast Racer"Spawton / Manners16:04
6."Telling the Bees"Longdon05:41
7."Victorian Brickwork"Spawton13:46
8."Drums and Brass"D’Virgilio05:05
9."Wassail"Longdon07:55

Musicians

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Big Big Train – Merchants of Light (Album Review)". ProgReport. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
  2. Scott Munro (29 June 2018). "Watch Big Big Train deliver stirring live version of Swan Hunter" . Retrieved 9 August 2019.