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    The soundclips sound right to me. They made an interesting choice selecting a vocalist who isn't a soundalike at all but who may somehow capture the emotional quality of the songs.

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    ^ Yes, he sounds great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Interstellar View Post
    The soundclips sound right to me. They made an interesting choice selecting a vocalist who isn't a soundalike at all but who may somehow capture the emotional quality of the songs.
    Agree, I think this is going to work out fine.

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    Sounds very good indeed!
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    I waited on listening to this as David's loss still really stings for this BBT fan. Now that I have, I can say that Alberto sounds great and I'm looking forward to seeing what he brings to the band.

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    Currently going through a review copy of the new BBT biography Between The Lines by Grant Moon. I think it will definitely be of interest to fans. More to come on that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Currently going through a review copy of the new BBT biography Between The Lines by Grant Moon. I think it will definitely be of interest to fans. More to come on that!
    I look forward to reading! BBT has such a long and interesting history. I've enjoyed every era so far. All good vocalists, though David is my favorite. The band have always explored interesting music to my ears.

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    The vocals sound excellent.
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    I am really impressed with the vox in that video. Bring on Alberto!
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    BBT posted on Facebook today that they're going to make some big announcement tomorrow. Conjecture included tour dates, or the possible release of David Longdon's solo album (which would be quite good news! So would touring, especially if it includes the US). So tune in tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    BBT posted on Facebook today that they're going to make some big announcement tomorrow. Conjecture included tour dates, or the possible release of David Longdon's solo album (which would be quite good news! So would touring, especially if it includes the US). So tune in tomorrow!
    Indeed, David's solo album "Door One" is to be released on October 14th.

    On the same day, BBT's performance at Night of the Prog from a few years ago will be released on Blu-Ray and CD.

    Pre-order for both is available now on (UK) Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/store/englis...ric-recordings and (USA) The Bandwagon: https://thebandwagonusa.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progtastic View Post
    Indeed, David's solo album "Door One" is to be released on October 14th.

    On the same day, BBT's performance at Night of the Prog from a few years ago will be released on Blu-Ray and CD.

    Pre-order for both is available now on (UK) Burning Shed: https://burningshed.com/store/englis...ric-recordings and (USA) The Bandwagon: https://thebandwagonusa.com
    Well this is great news. I thought the last we heard was that he had 'started work' on a solo album at the time of his death, so a very welcome release for sure.

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    I’m delighted that David’s solo is getting a release, and I’m looking forward to hearing his voice on some new music one more time.

    I have been reading the BBT book this week, it’s a very well written and interesting story. It is quite moving when you get to The Underfall Yard sessions and see how he elevated their music and quality, everyone is so excited for the what will develope from the relationship, but in the back of your mind you know the sadness that awaits. It’s an expensive book, but beautifully put together. PE even gets a mention on page 80!

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    I’m delighted that David’s solo is getting a release, and I’m looking forward to hearing his voice on some new music one more time.
    Same here. It's bittersweet for sure, but I'm grateful for it all the same.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sunlight Caller View Post
    I have been reading the BBT book this week, it’s a very well written and interesting story. It is quite moving when you get to The Underfall Yard sessions and see how he elevated their music and quality, everyone is so excited for the what will develope from the relationship, but in the back of your mind you know the sadness that awaits. It’s an expensive book, but beautifully put together. PE even gets a mention on page 80!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book, man. It looked like a beautiful piece of work.
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    Wow - It is quite emotional to hear clips of these new songs. I actually had some difficulty listening to that preview, this loss still seems so raw.

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    From the Burning Shed blurb:

    90% finished at the time of David Longdon’s tragic and untimely death in November 2021, Door One is the posthumous album from the multi-award winning singer, songwriter, producer and voice of Big Big Train.
    Completed by a working party of musicians close to the multi-instrumentalist and spear-headed by co-producer/engineer, Patrick Phillips (Kate Bush, Van Morrison, Goldfrapp, Ludovico Einaudi), the album was recorded using 4 core players, Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, Noel Gallagher, The Finn Brothers), Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Soft Machine, Gong), Steve Vantsis (Fish) and Gary Bromham (Bjork, Sheryl Crow, George Michael)
    The album’s 8 stunning tracks chart a journey from darkness into enlightenment.
    CD edition with cover Portrait by Sarah Louise Ewing and sleeve notes by Mike Barnes (Mojo, The Guardian, Prog)

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    The cover art is nice; I prefer it to the last two BBT covers.
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    Yes I agree, Sarah has really captured David in that portrait, she is a very talented artist. Of course this was a labour of love for her but it must have been very emotional too.

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