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THE UNDERFALL YARD

Big Big Train

 

Crossover Prog

4.18 | 532 ratings

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b_olariu
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3 stars 3.5 stars, really

With this album issued in 2009 named The underfall yard BBT become one of the most appreciated prog acts in last years, and for good reason. Sounding almost same with predecesor but with a good doze of brass sections in some parts, BBT manage to come with a pleasent album all the way but again I can't call this a masterpieces, because the influences are more or less present taken from old Genesis (Gabriel era ). Now with D'Virgilio as permanent meber who btw done a great job here specially on title track, another gust appears here Dunnery from It Bites and Godfrey from Frost. The music is calm most of the time combined with some great guitar parts made by the head of the band Greg Spawton combined with refined instrumental sections almost pastoral in places. Nice voice coming from the new voice David Longdon, with a typical english tone not far from old masters from prog like Gabriel. All in all I like every BBT album, some of them more some of them less, this one is among their best quite diffrent from what is to be heread on English boy wonders, but still pleasent most of the time. All pieces are ok with a plus one Victorian Brickwork and the stunninmg title track, an epic that worth to be investigated for sure for every prog fan. So among the top albums in last yers in prog, to me a little more then a great album but not a masterpieces for sure. Jim Trainer done a fantastic job, the drawings from the booklet are top notch. 3.5 stars is best I can give, great but not fantstic.

b_olariu | 3/5 |

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