Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Judas Unrepentant (Big Big Train, 2012)

A beautiful track by Big Big Train, taken from their "English Electric - Part One" album. Full of good musical themes and original arrangements, this "Judas Unrepentant" strikes me for its joyous overture, the melodious largos and the vaguely folk inspiration. As usual, David Longdon's vocal performance is nearly perfect and some special features add a special charm. Let's see a few of them.

The complete edition of "English Electric" was released in 2013.

First of all, the acoustic section, featuring Rachel Hall's violin along with Longdon's flute. Splendid, IMHO, full of the Old England smell I likeso much. Then, here you are Andy Tillison ravaging his organ before the final chorus reprise. Sounds like Golden Era keyboardmen are back. And what about Danny Manners and his plain but effective piano? Or Nick D'Virgilio's drumming? The egg of Columbus, if you ask me, because all things that work seem so obvious that you barely notice them. Probably that's why I'm still listening to this song. Over and over.

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