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    Posted: June 24 2016 at 03:24


Pota, I'm struggling with this description of them as a caricature of themselves.

Folklore doesn't have quite the appeal of the last 4 albums for me but they are producing songs and music of a very high quality, and adding new things to the mix.

And although I can see the linking of Make Some Noise and Wassail makes some sense, Winkie and Folklore are miles apart from those and each other.

I know you love BBT (like me) so am certainly not picking an argument but the negative observations seem odd.

Anyway, what direction would you like them to explore?
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Hi,

Been catching up with this one ... very nice indeed. 
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Me, being a faithful 'sucker' to vinyl - I only have both English Electric volumes. Can't wait to get my hands on this new offering. EE1 is superb, EE2 just rocks my world as much as Selling England........

Don't get your hopes up too high here. The talent is there, but the band really is starting to become a caricature of itself. 

You've got London Plane which does the familiar "from the/where the [river, abbey, English landmark]" like in Lost Rivers of London, Seen Better Days (amazing track), and Winchester From St Giles' Hill.




Then you have Folklore which is basically Wassail which is basically Winkie which basically Make Some Noise. I think those are all their weakest tracks

Folklore is really more of the same. More of the same Big Big Train is awesome. They're arguably my favorite band. But I'm itching for something fresh. 
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Vinyl edition of Folklore for 59.63$ on amazon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2016 at 03:08
Me, being a faithful 'sucker' to vinyl - I only have both English Electric volumes. Can't wait to get my hands on this new offering. EE1 is superb, EE2 just rocks my world as much as Selling England........
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Duke of Rother Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2016 at 10:22
Another interesting review - from a young 'un as well which is good to see!! (3rd Year Student of Classical Literature and Civilisation...)

http://www.redbrick.me/music/album-review-big-big-train-folklore/
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lazland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2016 at 14:26
Originally posted by Duke of Rother Duke of Rother wrote:

Wait til it really gets its hooks into you...

So much great stuff going on in the background.


I really enjoyed that Muchmetal review you posted, thanks. All I need to do now is motivate myself to start reviewing again. It's been too long


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Wait til it really gets its hooks into you...

So much great stuff going on in the background.
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CD arrived today, and first listen on now. Mighty impressive thus far


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Ordered Folklore today. Can't wait for this one.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2016 at 12:12
EE Part 2 is just wonderful. Greg Spawton brings to my mind dear Chris Squire - I guess, the Ricky bass and such creative playing / composing. The band just reeks of talent from every pore.
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Big Big Train - Folklore

Released yesterday. Bloody wonderful.



Here's a review from someone for whom the band is not a natural "fit" but completely bowled over. Says it all really.

https://manofmuchmetal.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/big-big-train-folklore-album-review/


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Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

From Stone and Steel is one of the best live releases ever. Most songs are improved. A masterpiece on par with EE1.


My only "complaint" is the performances are almost TOO clean and similar to the studio. It would have been nice if they took the opportunity to take some liberties. But Wind Distorted Pioneers is amazing. Goodbye to the Age of Steam is one of my favorite albums, and this live version is far superior.
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From Stone and Steel is one of the best live releases ever. Most songs are improved. A masterpiece on par with EE1.

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Really nice DVD, an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to. Also the drum cam bonus feature for Nick is superb. MORE of that please!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RoeDent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 07 2016 at 14:55
Since stumbling across the song Uncle Jack on another PA thread, BBT have finally clicked with me. Admittedly, they've been one of those bands I've been meaning to give a go for a while, but it's great to have something to latch onto. EE is definitely on my album wishlist now.

I absolutely love the new Folklore track as well. Looks like May 27th is a great day for prog releases, with this album and the new Frost* one.
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Can't wait for this one Smile
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Big Big Train's new studio album has a release date of 27th May.

This is the promo video for the title track, Folklore.

A little folkier and a little heavier - and just marvellous.

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