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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.24 | 1145 ratings

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5 stars Awesome!

First released as separate albums, and only later combined into the 'full power' double-CD set, the first volume of English Electric (EE) is by far the best. For the full-power version, they moved songs around, including putting some of these ones on CD2, so if you have the full-power version you might not be able to tell just how good this volume one is. Basically, it contains most of the best tunes from EE, including "Judas Unrepentant" and "Winchester from St. Giles Hill", which were moved over to EE CD2 on the full-power release, and "The First Rebreather" and "A Boy in Darkness" which remained on EE CD1. The original version was very efficient too, with fewer songs the original album zipped by in a bliss, and did not contain "Make Some Noise" (which I have to admit, is not my favourite BBT song). The songs on the original volume one seem less whiny than those on EE vol2, as well as those on Folklore. While I generally listen to the full-power version of EE now, I thought it important to rate this original volume for posterity. I give it 9.0 out of 10 on my 10-point scale, which places alongside The Underfall Yard as one of the two best albums in the BBT discography.

Walkscore | 5/5 |


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