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English Electric: Full Power

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Released  23 September 2013
Producer  Andy Poole
Artist  Big Big Train
Genre  Progressive rock
Length  135:11
English Electric Full Power (2013)  Wassail (EP) (2015)
Release date  23 September 2013
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Label  English Electric Recordings
Similar  Big Big Train albums, Progressive rock albums

English Electric: Full Power (sometimes abbreviated to EEFLP) is a compilation album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. It presents tracks from their seventh and eighth studio albums, English Electric Part One and English Electric Part Two, along with four new pieces (which were additionally released on the EP Make Some Noise) as a self-contained double CD album. The album was issued in a book-style digipack, including a 96-page booklet.

Contents

EEFLP (along with the Make Some Noise EP) marks the final release of English Electric material, which began work as early as 2010, and was the last release of new material from the band until the EP Wassail in 2015.

Background

Each song on the album tells a different story, many of them centering around characters living and working in England, with reference to the country's industrial past and processes which have changed its landscape. Full lyrics as well as descriptions of the stories behind the songs are included in the 96-page booklet of EEFLP. Additionally, Greg Spawton and David Longdon discussed the meanings of the tracks on the two initially released "parts" of English Electric in blogs leading up to the releases of those albums.

Personnel

  • Nick D'Virgilio – drums, cajon, backing vocals
  • Dave Gregory – 6 and 12 string electric guitars, electric sitar, E-bow guitars, banjo, mellotron, marimba, the voice of the court usher in "Judas Unrepentant"
  • David Longdon – lead and backing vocals, flute, acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, accordion, melodica, piano, keyboards, vibraphone, tambourine, dumbek, shaker, the birds and the bees, dog whistling, cutlery and glassware
  • Danny Manners – piano, keyboards, double bass, baritone bee
  • Andy Poole – acoustic guitar, electric piano, backing vocals
  • Gregory Spawton – bass guitar, 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Guest musicians
  • Lily Adams – backing vocals, soprano bee
  • Violet Adams – backing vocals, soprano bee
  • Robin Armstrong – backing vocals
  • Rob Aubrey – bass pedals
  • Geraldine Berreen – violin
  • Sue Bowran – violin
  • Dave Desmond – trombone
  • Megan Fisher – harp
  • Eleanor Gilchrist – violin
  • Ben Godfrey – cornet
  • Simon Godfrey – backing vocals
  • Rachel Hall – violin
  • Verity Joy – backing vocals
  • Jan Jaap Langereis – recorders
  • Sandra Olma – backing vocals
  • Martin Orford – backing vocals
  • Lord Cornelius Plum – backwards guitar
  • Daniel Steinhardt – electric guitar
  • John Storey – euphonium
  • Andy Tillison – keyboards
  • Abigail Trundle – cello
  • Jon Truscott – tuba
  • Teresa Whipple – viola
  • Arrangements and technical
  • String arrangement on "A Boy in Darkness", "Leopards" by Louis Phillipe
  • Brass arrangement on "Swan Hunter", "Summoned by Bells", "Hedgerow", "The Permanent Way", "East Coast Racer" and "Curator of Butterflies" by Dave Desmond
  • String arrangement on "The First Rebreather", "Winchester from St Giles' Hill", "East Coast Racer" and "Curator of Butterflies" by Dave Gregory
  • String arrangement on "Swan Hunter" and "The Permanent Way" by Rachel Hall
  • Closing section of "Summoned by Bells" arranged by Danny Manners
  • Mixing and mastering by Rob Aubrey at Aubitt Studios
  • Songs

    1Make Some Noise4:23
    2The First Rebreather8:31
    3Uncle Jack3:49

    References

    English Electric: Full Power Wikipedia


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