Wednesday 4 September 2019

Big Big Train - The Underfall Yard (2009)

The sixth album from this British band.

The band is a quartet on this album with a lineup of drums, bass, guitars, flute, dulcimer, glockenspiel, keyboards, mandolin, organ, tambourine and vocals.
The band were helped out by numerous other musicians who provided woodwinds, cello, synths, guitars and mellotron.

After a bit of a stuttering start, this band has delivered some really good album during the years leading up the release of The Underfall Yard. Albums that has proven that this band is a band worth following.

The hour of music on this album reminds me a lot about Genesis and a bit about Yes. The band has their own style, though.

Their take on progressive rock is pretty melodic with some nods towards The Beatles and The Moody Blues. The music is also very complex at times.

So complex that it demands a lot from the listener. This is not easy listening.

The vocals are great and so is what the musicians is doing. Lots of organs and mellotrons here. Lots of joy for those of us who loves this.

The quality of the music is very good throughout this album. It is a joy to behold, most of this album. It is an album who cements this band's place in the scene. Check it out.

3.5 points

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