Dyble Longdon release video for Astrologers

Dyble Longdon
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Dyble Longdon, the collaboration between Big Big Train singer David Longdon and the late former Fairport Convention/Trader Horne singer Judy Dyble have premiered the video for their debut single Astrologers with Prog.

The song is taken from the upcoming Dyble Longdon album Between A Breath And A Breath which will be released through English Electric on September 25. Astrologers will be released as a download and on all streaming services from September 11.

"A horoscope tells a lonely woman that today, the planets will ensure that she will meet the person of her dreams," is how Dyble explained the song. "The trouble is, it seems to tell her the same thing day after day. Ever the optimist, she looks forward to the thrilling event, only to be disappointed time after time. This song is a heartfelt cry of 'enough!'."

Dyble sadly passed away on July 12, aged 71. She announced that she was suffering from lung cancer in November 2019.

“I first heard David sing with Big Big Train at King’s Place in London 2015 and immediately decided that I really wanted to sing with him someday,"  Dyble previously told Prog. "And here we are with a collaborative album, which I think is wonderful!” 

“Judy asked if I would like to work with her," adds Longdon. "She sent me some great lyrics which inspired the music and over the years we’ve become good friends. Judy duetted with me on The Ivy Gate, which appears on Big Big Train’s Grimspound album. The Dyble Longdon album is a natural development on from this piece.”

Between A Breath And A Breath was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire and Playpen Studios in Bristol. The album has been produced by Longdon and mixed by Patrick Phillips (Elbow, Kate Bush and Sir Paul McCartney). The artwork for the album is by Big Big Train artist Sarah Ewing.

Pre-order Between A Breath And A Breath.

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.