Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard CD (album) cover


Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.17 | 569 ratings

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5 stars Big Big Train is a band I had heard of only in passing prior to buying this album on the strength of hearing The Underfall Yard on Progzilla radio. After listening to this outstanding album, I can tell you I think it is essential.

The Underfall Yard's mostly dark atmosphere is sometimes broken by jolly yet still grandiose segment, such as Master James of Saint George's interesting use of repetitive lyrics at the begining.

The album's melancholy, sweeping and epic instrumentation and orchestration, combined with the frantic, passionate drumming of Mr. D'Virgillo create an incredibly enjoyable listen, which can hold ones interest from begging to end. From the instrumental starting track, Evening Star's beautifully delicate horn arrangement to The Underfall Yar's twisting melodic solos, this album is a testament to both new ideas and interesting compositions and a tribute to the prog of old.

An awe-inspiring musical work.

I cannot reccomend this album enough. Definitely five stars.

Nathaniel607 | 5/5 |


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