[News] Big Big Train share trailer for upcoming release “Summer Shall Not Fade – Live At Loreley”

Our show at Loreley was a real coming of age experience for Big Big Train as a live bandGregory Spawton (Big Big Train)

Big Big Train are proud to announce the trailer for the release of “Summer Shall Not Fade – Live At Loreley,” a blu-ray and double CD set of the band’s legendary performance at the Night Of The Prog festival on July 13, 2018 at Loreley in Germany.

The thirteen song set runs to over two hours. It includes classic material from “The Underfall Yard,” “English Electric,” “Folklore” and “Grimspound” studio albums, and fan favourite deep cuts “Kingmaker” and “Summer’s Lease.” The performance features the full Big Big Train live band, including the late David Longdon, plus a five-piece brass section and is made even more remarkable by the fact that it was only the band’s eighth live show in this incarnation.

Watch the new trailer through the YouTube player below:

Over the following years, the show has taken on an almost mythical reputation among the band’s fans, aka The Passengers, as one of the best the band ever performed.

Big Big Train founder Gregory Spawton says of the show: “Loreley was a real coming of age experience for Big Big Train as a live band. The stars aligned perfectly for us. It was a truly magical night with the band performing brilliantly and a wonderfully welcoming audience as they and we enjoyed the glorious outdoor setting.” Gregory’s sentiments are shared by drummer Nick D’Virgilio: “I have been blessed to play some amazing shows with Tears For Fears, Cirque du Soleil, Spock’s Beard and many others during my career. But the BBT show at Loreley was off the charts. It’s hard to believe that this was only our eighth performance together. Every second was simply awesome.

The show features the late David Longdon on vocals and flute. Rikard Sjöblom, the band’s guitarist and keyboard player, remembers David’s performance well: “David was an absolute star, his vocal performance and the way he commanded the stage were both extraordinary. Loreley is an amazing record of our precious time together with him. The show is one of the highlights of my life.

The audio for Summer Shall Not Fade has been mixed in both 5.1 and stereo by Big Big Train’s resident sound engineer, Rob Aubrey.

BIG BIG TRAIN ‘SUMMER SHALL NOT FADE – LIVE AT LORELEY’

BLU-RAY
The First Rebreather
Folklore
A Mead Hall In Winter
Kingmaker
Summer’s Lease
Brave Captain
Prelude and Fugue
Judas Unrepentant
The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun
The Permanent Way
East Coast Racer

Encore
Drums and Brass
Wassail

CD1
The First Rebreather
Folklore
A Mead Hall In Winter
Kingmaker
Summer’s Lease
Brave Captain

CD2
Prelude and Fugue
Judas Unrepentant
The Transit Of Venus Across The Sun
The Permanent Way
East Coast Racer

Encore
Drums and Brass
Wassail

Available for pre-order here: https://burningshed.com/store/english-electric-recordings

Big Big Train will head back out on the road in the Autumn with their new lead vocalist Alberto Bravin whose career includes performing with Italian Progressive Rock legends PFM. Big Big Train is now truly an international band for these shows, with an American (D’Virgilio), a Swede (Sjöblom), an Italian (Bravin) and a Norwegian (Oskar Holldorff from Dim Gray, who is deputising for BBT keyboardist Carly Bryant) on stage alongside the Brits (Spawton, violinist/vocalist Clare Lindley, guitarist Dave Foster and the BBT brass section led by trombonist Dave Desmond).

BIG BIG TRAIN SEPTEMBER 2022

Friday 2 September – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, UK
Saturday 3 September – HRH Prog festival, Sheffield, UK
Monday 5 September – Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Tuesday 6 September – Harmonie, Bonn, Germany
Wednesday 7 September – Kuz, Mainz, Germany
Thursday 8 September – Frannz Club, Berlin, Germany
Saturday 10 September – Z7, Pratteln (Basel), Switzerland
Sunday 11 September – Café de la Danse, Paris, France

See www.bigbigtrain.com/live for ticket details

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