Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday Matinee: A Mead Hall in Winter by Big Big Train

Progressive Epics. Folky Meditations. Extended Jazz Improvisations. Some songs are just long, y'know? So when better to sit down and take it all in than on a Saturday with your beverage of choice in hand?
Today's Matinee: "A Mead Hall in Winter" closes the vinyl edition of Big Big Train's latest album, Grimspound. The ambulatory epic recapitulates a musical theme and lyric from the earlier "Meadowland," and in general encapsulates the Humanistic values expressed throughout the album. It may just be Big Big Train's best epic, and it's certainly a high point on an album that's earning a lot of love and even some UK Chart success.

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