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Big Big Train


Crossover Prog

4.11 | 72 ratings

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4 stars This is a quite successful attempt at presenting previously released tracks in a slightly new and different way. Three long tracks about technology (common theme), one of them completely re-recorded (with the exception of the late David Longon's voice), the other two re-mixed and/or partially re-recorded. All three tracks feature a 17 piece string ensemble, and together with an entirely new short track that links the slightly older East Coast Racer to the two newer tracks, it all results in a really homogenous suite. Symphonic Prog Rock at its finest!


1. East Coast Racer (2023) (5 stars): The newly added string section really works well, as does the outro guitar solo by Dave Gregory.

3. Brooklands (2023) (4.5 stars): A really nice track, but on this album it is the least significant.

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MikeEnRegalia | 4/5 |


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