The Difference Machine

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The Difference Machine
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Studio album by
Released30 August 2007
Genre Progressive rock, new prog
Length54:50
Label English Electric
Big Big Train chronology
Gathering Speed
(2004)
The Difference Machine
(2007)
The Underfall Yard
(2009)
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The Difference Machine is the fifth studio album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. It was released on 30 August 2007, by English Electric Recordings. TDM is a concept album exploring chaos theory, communication, failure, death, loss, and bereavement. The story is of the death of an individual, which was linked to an exploding star in a distant galaxy. There are more influences of Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Mew, Sigur Rós and King Crimson throughout the album.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hope This Finds You"Spawton3:12
2."Perfect Cosmic Storm"Spawton14:40
3."Breathing Space"Spawton1:47
4."Pick Up if You're There"Spawton, Poole, Filkins13:39
5."From the Wide Open Sea"Spawton, Poole1:20
6."Hope You Made It (Re-issue Bonus Track)"Spawton3:46
7."Salt Water Falling on Uneven Ground"Spawton, Poole, Filkins12:38
8."Summer's Lease"Spawton, Poole7:34

Personnel

Guest musicians



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