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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.03 | 183 ratings

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3 stars "Using just available light, he could still see..."

With a total running time rivalling many of the prog classics from the early 70s, this is in fact just an 'EP' release from Big Big Train.

The Good: The sound is slightly different from their previous outing, perhaps more modern due to the exclusion of the brass instrumentation, so don't just expect a rehash of The Underfall Yard. Overall it has a hint of latter day Marillion on top of their usual Genesis/Jethro Tull stylings. The stand out track here is clearly The Wide Open Sea. This isn't because the other songs are somehow inferior (they aren't), it's just the only one on that really made me sit up and take notice.

The Bad: The cover art looks like it was knocked together on microsoft paint three minutes before it was due to be released. And British Racing Green sounds like it gets trimmed with a yawn mower.

The Verdict: If you're already a fan of Big Big Train then you'll love this, but if you're new to the band I would recommend starting with The Underfall Yard.

Starhammer | 3/5 |


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