Big Big Train, FOLKLORE (Giant Electric Pea, 2016).
The band: Greg Spawton; Andy Poole; Danny Manners; David Longdon; Dave Gregory; Rachel Hall; Nick D’Virgilio; and Rikard Sjöblom. Engineered by Rob Aubrey.
Tracks: Folklore; London Plane; Along the Ridgeway; Salisbury Giant; The Transit of Venus Across the Sun; Wassail; Winkie; Brooklands; and Telling the Bees.
[Please note: I’m typing this at roughly 9,500 feet above sea level, nestled in the Colorado Rockies near South Park, and I have no access to internet. Therefore, I can’t look up who wrote which song or what the lyrics are, and I’ve not had a chance to read any of the blog posts from either Spawton or Longdon regarding individual tunes. I have the tracks, but no details. When I do, this review might well demand some revision. I’m especially eager to see the actual physical packaging, as BBT never disappoints. Within the current prog scene, only Steven Wilson’s packaging rivals that of BBT.]