Big Big Train – The Likes Of Us (Limited CD+BluRay Mediabook)
March 1, 2024 sees award-winning progressive rock band Big Big Train releasing their 15th studio album, The Likes Of Us, via InsideOut Music. This marks the band's first full release with new frontman Alberto Bravin (ex-PFM).
The anxiously-awaited unveiling of The Likes Of Us follows Big Big Train’s massively successful recent European tour, which saw them perform 17 concerts across nine countries, concluding with two triumphant appearances at London’s Cadogan Hall. The album is a stunning piece of work that retains all the elements that make the band so special, including absorbing and memorable arrangements and first-rate musicianship.
Definitions aside, Big Big Train are a big fish in their chosen pond. Back in 2021, the group’s album Common Ground returned prog rock to the UK national Top 40 chart. “First and foremost Big Big Train are a rock band, but we are absolutely a prog band, too,” bassist/co-founder Gregory Spawton declares. “We are very conscious of the traditions that we follow; we have never dissed them and we never will. The fact that we put classic-sounding prog back into the charts is absolutely fantastic.”
On the group’s recent tour, two selections from The Likes Of Us – Oblivion and Love Is The Light – were introduced to an ecstatic audience response. During a tidal wave of rebirth and celebration, Bravin was accepted as one of the family. Indeed, the band’s ever-evolving chemistry has delivered mouth-watering results. “We’ve got a great mix of people that want to be here and go the extra mile to do something very special,” drummer Nick D’Virgilio comments. “There’s a big world of talented musicians out there, and luckily some of them want to hang out with us.”
The Likes Of Us will be available at The Band Wagon USA as a Standard CD Jewelcase with 20-page booklet, Limited CD + Blu-ray Mediabook (feat. Dolby Atmos & 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief as well as high-resolution stereo) with 28-page booklet, and Tangerine Gatefold 180g 2LP with 2-page insert.
- Light Left In The Day
- Beneath The Masts
- Skates On
- Love Is The Light
- Last Eleven
Artist: Big Big Train
Release Date: March 1, 2024