Grand Tour

by Big Big Train

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Carsten Pieper
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Carsten Pieper So 2019 went by without my buying one of that year's most praised prog rock albums? Luckily 2020 quickly took care of that ;-)
As we didn't except else with BBT it's prog served the melodic / folky / symphonic way. We also got used to the high quality of the songwriting / execution / artwork / sound (the flac comes in 96/24 - hooray!). Favorite track: The Florentine.
Rob Hill
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Rob Hill A tour de force from this remarkable band. Music to truly make you feel alive on a journey from Ancient Rome to the spectacular fantasy of Ariel. Another essential album in the BBT canon. Favorite track: Ariel.
Peter Jones
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Peter Jones Oh yes, this is more like it. Much more interesting - excellent playing plus new ideas equals the genius I had come to expect from BBT. (I guess I better have another listen to the last two that didn't inspire on first outing).

The opener is a pure BBT atmospherics. Gorgeous. Followed by a great - surprising! - upbeat number in Alive. The run through from there just keeps the ideas flowing - interactions between the various composers in the group seem to be adding a lot.
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released May 17, 2019

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Big Big Train have revisited the sound world of early Genesis and Yes and have managed to create music with great emotional clout’ 
JOHN BUNGEY, THE TIMES

'They make beautiful, pastoral quintessentially English music: their name is Big Big Train” 
BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2

'the prog equivalent of the London Olympics opening ceremony' 
GEOFF BARTON, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE
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