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Other Bands / Re: Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark Launch Party Gig
« on: September 11, 2010, 05:31:12 PM »
The new Classic Rock gives the album 9 out of ten and a glowing review, really looking forward to my copy arriving.

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Any Other Business / Re: Classic Rock: Prog Magazine
« on: September 09, 2010, 07:45:27 PM »
I subscribe and always look forward to it dropping through the letterbox.

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Other Bands / Re: Tinyfish - The Big Red Spark Pre-Order
« on: September 02, 2010, 06:35:29 PM »
Finally got round to ordering my copy, I have no doubts that it will be a winner.

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Other Bands / Re: HAKEN - Aquarius
« on: August 29, 2010, 06:05:08 PM »
Got my copy yesterday, really enjoying it. Some of it is a bit heavier than my normal taste but it works really well and the whole album is hugely entertaining. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Other Bands / Re: HAKEN - Aquarius
« on: August 24, 2010, 07:37:56 PM »
Just ordered a copy, liked what I heard on their myspace page.

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Other Bands / New Big Big Train EP
« on: August 05, 2010, 07:43:33 PM »
After last years superb Underfall Yard I was excited to read the following on the BBT website

We've finished recording our new EP and will shortly be back in the studio to mix and master it. The plan at the moment is to release Far Skies Deep Time in late October. There will be no pre-order campaign and initially it will only be available to those who are on our mailing list (if you've bought a CD directly from us in the past and haven't changed your email address recently, then you will feature on that list.)

The Far Skies EP is generously proportioned (about 41 minutes of music) and features the following track listing:

Master of Time
Fat Billy Shouts Mine
British Racing Green
Brambling
The Wide Open Sea

Master of Time is a cover of an Anthony Phillips song. Anthony and Mike Rutherford had originally planned to record Master of Time for inclusion on one of our favourite albums, The Geese and the Ghost, but ran out of time during the album sessions. A demo of the song appeared on the recent re-issue of The Geese and the Ghost. We thought it was a beautiful song which deserved a full band treatment and so decided to record our first ever cover. Ant has heard the BBT version of Master of Time and has given us his blessing and we do hope that we've done the song full justice.

Fat Billy Shouts Mine was originally part of a suite of music for The Underfall Yard album. We didn't get chance to finish recording the song in time for the album and so are pleased to be able to release it as part of the Far Skies EP.

British Racing Green and Brambling feature a lot of music within concise arrangements. We are very proud of these two songs which both tell the story of doomed relationships.

The EP concludes with the 17 minute The Wide Open Sea. This is a very different epic for us, very unlike our previous songs of this sort of length. It tells the story of Jacques Brel and is, I think, one of the best things we've ever done.

The Big Big Train line-up on Far Skies is:

Andy Poole
Dave Gregory
David Longdon
Greg Spawton
Nick D'Virgilio

and the EP also features Danny Manners on double bass, Jon Barry on guitar and Martin Orford on keyboards.

More news soon.

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Ask Frost* / Re: Forum t-shirts
« on: July 19, 2010, 03:47:42 PM »
Sounds great, long or short sleeved.

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Frost* / Re: Countdown To TPE!
« on: June 16, 2010, 04:43:47 PM »
Arrived this morning, spent my lunch hour sat in the car listening to the dividing line.

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Announcements / Re: It's A Girl
« on: June 10, 2010, 02:07:38 PM »
Congratulations and best wishes to the family.

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Announcements / Re: The Frost Shop
« on: May 28, 2010, 07:14:42 PM »
Quote from: "Mooncat"
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You hang in there Nellington. You're doing a bloody marvellous job.  xx

Here Here !!!!!!

absolutely, you are a grand job indeed.

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Other Bands / Re: Tinyfish Biggun'
« on: May 26, 2010, 08:42:02 PM »
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "grif"
Excellent news, love the first Tinyfish album I'll be ordering the new one pretty sharpish.
Did you not get/hear "Curious Things", their interim CD? It's good and has extra added Jem in the production capacity. Might be hard to get now?

Yeah, I have that one as well and its pretty damn good. I also like the track on the Lee Abrahams album which Simon sings on.

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Other Bands / Re: Tinyfish Biggun'
« on: May 26, 2010, 07:41:57 PM »
Excellent news, love the first Tinyfish album I'll be ordering the new one pretty sharpish.

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Other Bands / Re: Transatlantic: tour dates 2010
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:52:28 PM »
The Sherds Bush show was a truly wonderful gig, the band played with a real passion and seemed to be having a ball. I was sat up in the top balcony and had a great view of the whole stage and after the show finished my friend remarked that out of the many gigs we've been too that this was one of the very best of all, and I had to agree with him.
I wore my Frostfest T- shirt and had a few positive comments from other members of the audience.

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Other Bands / Re: Christina Booth's solo album - pre-ordering now
« on: May 03, 2010, 05:21:57 PM »
Ordered my copy last night, interested to hear how different to Magenta this will sound.

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Other Bands / Re: Destroy All Monsters
« on: April 14, 2010, 07:24:56 PM »
I'll certainly be buying a copy, and the artwork is stunning.

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