Published on 21st June 2017
Big Big Train surprise album release later this week
In a surprise announcement Big Big Train reveal that they will release The Second Brightest Star, a companion album to Folklore and Grimspound this Friday – 23rd June 2017. Ahead of the release the band have streamed The Second Brightest Star, the lead track from the album…
The Second Brightest Star features seven new songs which “explore landscapes, rivers and meeting places and take the listener on voyages of discovery across the world and to the stars.”
In addition, the release includes Grimlore, thirty minutes of music taken from Folklore and Grimspound (named ‘Grimlore’) and presented in an extended format.
01.The Second Brightest Star
04. London Stone
05. The Passing Widow
06. The Leaden Stour
07. Terra Australis Incognita
01. Brooklands Sequence
(i) On The Racing Line
02.London Plane Sequence
(i) Turner On The Thames
(ii) London Plane
03. The Gentlemen’s Reprise
Big Big Train: The Second Brightest Star is the last album in a cycle of releases which started back in 2009 with The Underfall Yard album. Our writing over this period has focused on the English landscape, the people that work on the land and their folklore stories. The band will be moving on to different landscapes and subjects in future years as we play more shows outside of England. But we had a few more stories left to tell and wanted to bring them together on The Second Brightest Star.
The album is available to order from Burning Shed and The Merch Desk. It’s available in limited edition double gatefold 180g seafoam green vinyl, CD and on hi-resolution 24/96 download. All vinyl copies will include a code for a complimentary hi-res download.
The Second Brightest Star will be released on Spotify and other download and streaming services at a later date in July.