Big Big Train Announce New Live Album And Single

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Big Big Train - Mechants Of Light

Big Big Train Merchants Of Light

Folklore Overture
Brave Captain
Last Train
London Plane
A Mead Hall In Winter
Experimental Gentlemen Part Two
Swan Hunter
Judas Unrepentant
The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun
East Coast Racer
Telling The Bees
Victorian Brickwork
Drums And Brass

Big Big Train will release a new live album, Merchants Of Light, on July 27. It will be preceded by a single, Swan Hunter, on July 13. Both will be available through the band's English Electric Recordings label.

The album was recorded at the three-time Prog Award winners's shows at London's Cadogan Hall last year and will be released as a triple vinyl box set and as a two CD digipack. Download and streaming versions will also be available. The album includes the best performance of each song played at the band’s sold out Cadogan Hall, London shows which took place in the autumn last year.

The Swan Hunter single, which will be released on 13th July, features a live recording of Swan Hunter and a 2018 remix of the studio version of the song which originally featured on the English Electric album. The single also includes two previously unreleased tracks: a new version of Seen Better Days which features Tim Bowness on vocals alongside Big Big Train’s singer, David Longdon, and a live studio recording of Summer’s Lease

Pre-orders for Merchants of Light and Swan Hunter will be available in the late afternoon of the 10th May at the band’s official stores, Burning Shed and The Merch Desk

Big Big Train will be playing a warm-up show at The Anvil in Basingstoke on 11th July before headlining the Night of the Prog festival in Loreley, Germany, on 13th July.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.