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Big Big Train – Proper Jack Froster

    Vodka has been a fan of Big Big Train for quite a while now, so I thought the band was an appropriate choice for the new website launch. Big Big Train is preparing to release a new LP at the end of this month Welcome To The Planet (January 28, 2022). Proper Jack Froster (seen/heard here) is from that new release, and it is amazing!  This is a bitter-sweet moment, however. While Big Big Train is poised to release another…

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Big Big Train – Common Ground

     Progressive rock can either be a blessing or a curse. Vodka favorites in this genre`, Big Big Train, have just released their latest long-player, Common Ground (July 2021), which falls firmly in the former category.  The video for the title track (seen/heard here) of the new LP starts in silence with a simple statement:  “There is more that unites us than divides us.” And then the music and lyrics kick in to remind us why that is so! It’s a message that needs to be emphasized often. The 24-hour…

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Big Big Train – Alive

     Progressive rock greats, Big Big Train are poised (at the time of this writing) to release yet another opus in their craft, Grand Tour (May 2019). Alive (seen/heard here), is the type of positive rock anthem that the group hasn’t really made since Make Some Noise over 5 years ago. That said, they have made a great number of fabulous long-players, and Vodka has revisited the band several times since Make Some Noise was reviewed: Wassail (July 2015) Folklore (May 2016) Telling The Bees (April 2017) Meadowland (June 2017) I’m always impressed with…

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In Continuum – Scavengers

     Dave Kerzner’s new band (you may remember Dave Kerzner from an earlier post on Vodka), In Continuum, sports the kind of progressive rock you would expect from a man so obviously and positively influenced by the likes of Yes, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and more. In fact, guest appearances on the band’s debut long-player, include John Wesley of Porcupine Tree, drummer Nick D’Virgilio of Vodka favorite Big Big Train and Spocks Beard, and appearances from Jon Davison of Yes. That’s not to mention the actual band members,…

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Big Big Train – Meadowland

     Dedicated to the memory of John Wetton, co-founder of the band Asia and member of King Crimson, who passed away in January of this year from colon cancer, Meadowland is an absolutely beautiful ballad from progressive rock aficionado’s Big Big Train, a Vodka favorite. Meadowland appears on the new long-player, Grimspound (April 2017).  We haven’t been shy about our praise for Big Big Train. We introduced Grimspound with a review of Telling The Beesfrom the Folklore LP just a month or so ago, which took the opportunity to look…

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