Saturday, 22 June 2019
Big Big Train - Goodbye To The Age Of Steam (1994)
The debut album from this British band.
The band was a quintet with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.
Numerous guest musicians provided flutes, wind chimes, keyboards, drums and vocals.
I have always heard about this band and have also heard a couple of their songs before I have now decided to review all their studio albums this year. An adventure I am very much looking forward to.
... Starting with this album.
From what I have heard about this band before starting to listen to this album, is that the band is somewhere between neo-prog and symphonic prog. And that they are one of the biggest bands in this scene.
They very much are that.
This fifty minutes long album is mostly a neo-prog album. Well, it is a neo-prog album. The band and the vocalist is doing all the right things besides of writing quality songs.
Quality songs is the two words that springs out of this album. The production is also not good.
There is some good songs and details on this album. Enough for me to look forward to reviewing the rest of their albums.