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English Boy Wonders

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Released  1997 (1997)
Length  74:19
Artist  Big Big Train
Label  Giant Electric Pea
Recorded  Parklands Studios
English Boy Wonders (1997)  Bard (2002)
Release date  1997
Producers  Andy Poole, Greg Spawton
English Boy Wonders wwwprogarchivescomprogressiverockdiscography
Genres  Progressive rock, Post-rock
Similar  Gathering Speed, Goodbye to the Age of Steam, The Difference Machine, The Underfall Yard, From the River to the Sea

Promo for english boy wonders featuring john dowland


English Boy Wonders is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band, Big Big Train. It was released in 1997 by Giant Electric Pea.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Big Empty Skies" (Spawton) – 4:21
  2. "Brushed Aside" (Spawton) – 5:37
  3. "A Giddy Thing" (Spawton) – 5:16
  4. "28 Years" (Read, Spawton) – 2:24
  5. "Pretty Mom" (Spawton, Poole) – 3:26
  6. "Out of It" (Spawton) – 5:57
  7. "Cloudless and Starry and Still" (Spawton, Poole) – 3:33
  8. "Albion Perfide" (Spawton, Poole, Muller) – 10:23
  9. "Right to the End of the World Tra-La" (Spawton) – 1:56
  10. "The Shipping Forecast" (Spawton) – 10:46
  11. "Mr Boxgroveman" (Spawton, Poole) – 6:12
  12. "Reaching for John Dowland" (Spawton, Poole, Hughes) – 8:13
  13. "Fell Asleep" (Spawton) – 3:35

Re-release

In February 2008, it was announced on Big Big Train's BlogSpot that English Boy Wonders was going to be re-recorded and partially re-mixed. It was re-released on the band's new record label, English Electric, on 1 December 2008.

The re-release adds one track and changes the running order.

  1. "Big Empty Skies" – 4:23
  2. "Brushed Aside" – 5:40
  3. "Albion Perfide" – 10:27
  4. "Pretty Mom" – 3:43
  5. "A Giddy Thing" – 5:17
  6. "Out of It" – 6:02
  7. "Cloudless and Starry and Still" – 3:36
  8. "Two Poets Meet" (Spawton) – 4:26 (Re-issue Bonus Track)
  9. "28 Years" – 2:28
  10. "Reaching for John Dowland" – 8:46
  11. "Boxgrove Man" – 7:23
  12. "The Shipping Forecast" – 10:14
  13. "Right to the End of the World Tra-La" – 2:03
  14. "Fell Asleep" – 3:59

Tracks 3-7 are grouped as For Autumn (Parts 1-5) and tracks 12-14 as For Autumn (Parts 6-8).

Personnel

  • Martin Read - lead vocals
  • Gregory Spawton - guitars, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Tony Müller - keyboards, piano
  • Andy Poole - bass, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Steve Hughes - drums, percussion
  • Guest musicians
  • Ken Bundy - backing vocals
  • Songs

    1Big Empty Skies4:22
    2Brushed Aside5:38
    3A Giddy Thing5:16

    References

    English Boy Wonders Wikipedia


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