Category: BIG BIG TRAIN

BIG BIG TRAIN – The Second Brightest Star (2017)

BIG BIG TRAIN – The Second Brightest Star (2017)

Classic Prog collective BIG BIG TRAIN have made the surprise announcement that they’ll release a brand new album soon. They launched their 10th record Grimspound (featured here) at the end of April this year to great critical acclaim – and they’ve wasted no time in setting up its follow-up, “The Second Brightest Star“, available at the band’s merch site and...

BIG BIG TRAIN – Grimspound (2017)

BIG BIG TRAIN – Grimspound (2017)

Perhaps the most ‘traditional’ act in the current Progressive Rock scene, BIG BIG TRAIN are releasing a new album titled “Grimspound” next Friday. And they maintain the truest celebration of the classic Prog sounds established by groups like Yes, ELP, Jethro Tull, and Genesis, and with no apologies.But their approach is authentic, and not derivative in any way. It is...

BIG BIG TRAIN – Folklore (2016)

BIG BIG TRAIN – Folklore (2016)

British Prog favorites BIG BIG TRAIN are about to release their eagerly anticipated new full album “Folklore” on 27 May 2016. Recorded at English Electric Studios and mixed and mastered at Aubitt Studios by Rob Aubrey, it is the first studio album to feature Rachel Hall and Beardfish’s lead vocalist Rikard Sjöblom as official members. Big Big Train’s unique take...

BIG BIG TRAIN – Wassail (2015)

BIG BIG TRAIN – Wassail (2015)

* Since its foundation in 1990, BIG BIG TRAIN has become one of the finest UK progressive acts releasing great pieces of art. We were already delighted on this blog by their last CD English Electric featured here some time ago, and now the band returns with the delicious EP “Wassail“. Produced by Rob Aubery of IQ fame and featuring...

STEVE HUGHES – Tales Fom The Silent Ocean (2015)

* “Tales From The Silent Ocean” is the debut solo album from STEVE HUGHES. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, let me add that he has been the drummer in the excellent Prog combo Big Big Train between 1991 and 2007, spent four years touring and recording with The Enid (1994-1998), was stand-in drummer for Kino in 2004, and...

BIG BIG TRAIN – English Electric [Part One] (2012)

* BIG BIG TRAIN was formed in 1990 by Andy Poole and Greg Spawton, initially influenced by Prog acts as Steve Hackett and It Bites. It’s a sign of the growing importance of Big Big Train that both original members have been able to convince some major figures such as Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard) and Dave Gregory (XTC) to join...