Watch the trailer for Big Big Train's Summer Shall Not Fade – Live At Loreley

Big Big Train
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Big Big Train have released the trailer for Summer Shall Not Fade – Live At Loreley – it's out on Blu-ray and double CD on October 14 via English Electric Recordings and captures their performance at Night Of The Prog in Loreley, Germany on July 13, 2018. Pre-orders are now live.

Says co-founder Gregory Spawton, “Our show at Loreley was a real coming-of-age experience for Big Big Train as a live band. The stars aligned perfectly for us. It was a truly magical night with the band performing brilliantly and a wonderfully welcoming audience as they and we enjoyed the glorious outdoor setting.”

Their 13-song set includes material from The Underfall Yard and English Electric, as well as more recent albums Folklore and Grimspound. It includes a five-piece brass section and their late frontman David Longdon.

Says the band’s guitarist, keyboard player and Gungfly leader Rikard Sjöblom, “David was an absolute star, his vocal performance and the way he commanded the stage were both extraordinary. Loreley is an amazing record of our precious time together with him. The show is one of the highlights of my life.”

Big Big Train's current line-up, which includes former PFM singer and keyboard player Alberto Bravin as well as Dim Gray's Oskar Holldorff, will tour the UK and Europe this September. Just announced is an informal warm-up show at Eastleigh's Thornden Hall, near Southampton, on September 1 with Dim Gray supporting. Tickets for this intimate fan date are on sale now and strictly limited to four per person. Order yours now via the ticket link.

Big Big Train September 2022 dates:

Sep 01: Eastleigh Thornden Hall, UK (warm-up show)
Sep 02: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, UK
Sep 03: HRH Prog Festival Leeds, UK
Sep 05: Zoertemeer Boerderij, Netherlands
Sep 06: Bonn Harmonie, Germany
Sep 07: Mainz Kuz, Germany
Sep 08: Berlin Frannz Club, Germany
Sep 10: Pratteln Z7, Switzerland
Sep 11: Paris Cafe de la Danse, France

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.