Big Big Train "Empire" (2CD + Blu-Ray)

Big Big Train

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Big Big Train – Empire (2CD + Blu-Ray)

Empire is a 2CD+BluRay set with 5.1 DTS HD Master Audio and a 16-page booklet. It capturies Big Big Train’s excellent set at the Hackney Empire on November 2, 2019 during their UK Tour. 

This stunning live performance includes twelve songs from English Electric, Folklore, Grimspound, and Grand Tour. It was filmed by Toward Infinity’s Tim Sidwell and audio mixed by BBT’s sound engineer Rob Aubrey. 

Sadly, this is the last performance to feature recently departed BBT members Dave Gregory, Rachel Hall and Danny Manners.

“The sound can only be described by the word ‘super’. Compliments to Rob Aubrey, responsible for recording and mixing as the band’s permanent sound engineer and sometimes referred to as the eighth member. The harmony vocals especially, often four-part, sound brilliant. The clarity of the sound also ensures that Longdon’s announcements and introductions are much easier to follow than live on the night

This video recording of the London gig provides many a goosebump moment, I’ll pick a few: the video images of the dog in Hedgerow and Longdon’s interaction on stage. NdV’s megaphone/radio voice during Winkie, about the hero role of a pigeon in wartime. The formidable vocal duo Longdon/D’Virgilio during the acoustic intro and outro to The Florentine. The images of the Big Big Train Brass Ensemble, very focused at work during Voyager, priceless.” ~The Progressive Aspect


  • David Longdon – Lead Vocals, Keyboards
  • Greg Spawton – Bass, Bass Pedals, Vocals
  • Nick D’Virgilio – Drums, Sleigh Bells, Percussion, Vocals
  • Rikard Sjoblom – Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Vocals
  • Dave Gregory – Electric Guitar
  • Rachel Hall – Violin, Vocals
  • Danny Manners - Keyboards
    • With Guests:
  • Robin Armstrong – Keyboards, Guitars
  • Dave Desmond – Trombone, Percussion
  • Bob Hawkins – Trumpet, Percussion
  • Nick Stones – French Horn
  • John Storey – Euphonium
  • Jon Truscott – Tuba


CD 1:

  1. Novum Organum
  2. Alive
  3. Hedgerow
  4. Theodora In Green And Gold
  5. Winkie
  6. The Florentine
  7. Brave Captain

CD 2:

  1. Voyager
  2. Homesong
  3. Wassail
  4. Engines And Men
  5. East Coast Racer


  1. Novum Organum
  2. Alive
  3. Hedgerow
  4. Theodora In Green And Gold
  5. Winkie
  6. The Florentine
  7. Brave Captain
  8. Voyager
  9. Homesong
  10. Wassail
  11. Engines And Men
  12. East Coast Racer

Format: 2CD/Blu-Ray
Artist: Big Big Train
Release Date: 2020
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