Thursday 30 December 2010

So this is Christmas...

Left-to-right: Nick D'Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Greg Spawton, Rob Aubrey,
 David Longdon, Andy Poole. Photo by Neil Palfreyman
And what have we done?

Bloody loads, actually. In three days of work at Aubitt studios we recorded the drums for 15 songs (over 100 minutes of music). It's all good stuff too, no 'leftovers'. About an hour of music (perhaps slightly longer) will feature on the new album English Electric, which leaves lots of additional material for our forthcoming retrospective / introduction to... / 'best' of... / rarities collection, which will be called Station Masters.

We filmed some of the recordings so will try to post some video excerpts in the next few weeks. Nick was in fine form, as you will see.

After completing the sessions we had time for a band photo shoot in Winchester and also had a very nice curry with Mr Martin Orford who showed absolutely no signs of retreating from his musical retirement (it does seem that Martin's keyboard solos on Fat Billy will be his last recordings.)

Enjoy your New Year celebrations, wherever you are. We are looking forward to a very productive (and progressive) 2011.


Anonymous said...

Happy New Year!

I received my copy of FSDT yesterday and it has not left my CD player since then. Looking forward to next year's offerings.

Lorenzo Barbagli said...

Beautiful! It's good to see the Big Big Train guys finally get together!
Happy 2011 to all of you.


PencilRocket123 said...

Happy new year !

Jim said...

Happy new year and best wishes for 2011.

Steve Dunstan said...

Great pic fellas :)

Wishing you a healthy and hearty new year!

Jason Warburg said...

Happy New Year and best wishes for a terrific 2011!

Anonymous said...

HNY, guys. Looking forward to hearing the fruits of your labours again.

Driver said...

Happy New Year from Ireland to Big Big Train. Wishing you and yours health, happiness and good fortune for 2011. You've got something great going on right now.... Keep up the good work!