The Infant Hercules

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The Infant Hercules
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Genre Progressive rock
Label BBT
Big Big Train chronology
From the River to the Sea
The Infant Hercules
Goodbye to the Age of Steam

The Infant Hercules is the second demo album by the English progressive rock band, Big Big Train. It was released in 1993. [1]


The name is likely a reference to the quote by William Gladstone, “This remarkable place, the youngest child of England’s enterprise, is an infant, but if an infant, an infant Hercules,” used to describe the English town of Middlesbrough. [2]

Track listing


  1. "Far Distant Thing" - 4.34
  2. "Dismounting Tigers" - 4.36
  3. "Lincoln Green" - 3.50
  4. "Show of Strength" - 4.54
  5. "Red Five" - 5.12
  6. "Sky End Fall" - 5.23
  7. "Kingmaker" - 9.25

Tape [3]

  1. "Dismounting Tigers"
  2. "Show of Strength"
  3. "Lincoln Green"
  4. "Red Five"
  5. "Far Distant Thing"
  6. "Sky End Fall"
  7. "Kingmaker"

Personnel [3]

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