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A STONE'S THROW FROM THE LINE

Big Big Train

Crossover Prog


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4.21 | 78 ratings | 2 reviews | 63% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 (53:40)
1. Make Some Noise (5:21)
2. The First Rebreather (8:32)
3. The Underfall Yard (21:56)
4. Uncle Jack (4:13)
5. Victorian Brickwork (13:38)

CD 2 (72:09)
1. Kingmaker (11:09)
2. Wassail (8:07)
3. Summoned by Bells (9:08)
4. Judas Unrepentant (9:42)
5. Curator of Butterflies (8:20)
6. East Coast Racer (16:32)
7. Hedgerow (9:11)

Total Time 125:49

Line-up / Musicians

- David Longdon / lead & backing vocals, flute, acoustic guitar, mandolin, percussion, string, brass
- Dave Gregory / guitars
- Andy Poole / acoustic guitar, mandolin, keyboards, backing vocals
- Rikard Sj÷blom / keyboards, guitars, accordion, backing vocals
- Danny Manners / keyboards, double bass
- Rachel Hall / violin, viola, cello, backing vocals, string arrangements
- Greg Spawton / bass, bass pedals, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
- Nick D'Virgilio / drums & percussion, backing vocals

Releases information

Label: Burning Shed
Format: 2CD
December 2, 2016

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BIG BIG TRAIN A Stone's Throw from the Line ratings distribution


4.21
(78 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(63%)
63%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
28%
Good, but non-essential (8%)
8%
Collectors/fans only (1%)
1%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
3 stars 3.5 stars. At this point in the life of BIG BIG TRAIN they are an eight piece band as seen on the studio album "Folklore" released the same year as this live release. Actually they released two live albums in 2016 with five common songs but this is the longer release, a two disc affair recorded at King's Place in London August 14-16 2015. I must admit I have kind of lost interest in this band being a fan of their 2007-2013 period where they released 4 albums but after that I'm just having trouble appreciating their music. Give them credit though they have become fairly successful in the Prog world with their folky, GENESIS-like sound. Not like "Wind And Wuthering", not that ambient and folky as these guys can let it rip when they want to.

I had a peek at their 2021 release and see that they are down to a 4 piece but surprised that BEARDFISH's Rikard Sjoblom and SPOCK'S BEARD Nick D'virgilio are still full time members. Some nice pictures of this 8 piece band in the liner notes on stage arms wrapped around each other smiling away at the end of the show. There are five horn players listed as guests here and in the liner notes the band thanks Tim Bowness at Burning Shed. One thing I'm thankful for is that 9 of the 12 tracks are from my favourite period of the band. I really don't like "Wassail" or the opener to the proceedings "Make Some Noise" but the rest is pretty good. I am hard on double albums considering that consistent albums are my thing and doubles are rarely that. Still fans of the band will no doubt be rating this one a lot higher than I have. Lots of highs here, it was good to hear them once again.

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4 stars Excellent, but very close to the studio versions. This album is very high quality. Not only are the performances excellent, but these are among the very best of Big Big Trains' compositions. However, I have a hard time giving this five stars, because the songs are played so close to the studio ve ... (read more)

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