Annotation

Originally released as separate albums in 2012 and 2013, BBT's highly acclaimed English Electric CDs were subsequently brought together on the limited edition (now out of print) release English Electric Full Power, which also included four additional songs and a revised track listing from the separate album versions.

This mid-priced 2016 edition of English Electric retains the extended track listing of the Full Power release and has been remastered by Rob Aubrey to ensure the songs benefit from even greater dynamic range.

Double cd in softpack with 40 page booklet including lyrics.

Annotation last modified on 2016-11-25 23:31 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Make Some Noise
4:23
2 The First Rebreather
8:31
3 Uncle Jack
3:49
4 Swan Hunter
6:21
5 Seen Better Days
7:37
6 Edgelands
1:26
7 Summoned by Bells
9:17
8 Upton Heath
5:39
9 A Boy in Darkness
8:03
10 Hedgerow
8:54
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Judas Unrepentant
7:18
2 Worked Out
7:31
3 Winchester From St Giles’ Hill
7:17
4 The Lovers
5:32
5 Leopards
3:54
6 Keeper of Abbeys
6:59
7 The Permanent Way
8:16
8 East Coast Racer
15:45
9 Curator of Butterflies
8:45

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
David Longdon (track 1)
Andy Poole (track 1)
Greg Spawton (track 5)
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
Greg Spawton (track 8)
acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute, keyboard, mandolin and tambourine:
David Longdon (track 9)
violin:
Geraldine Berreen (tracks 2, 9)
Sue Bowran (track 9)
Eleanor Gilchrist (track 2)
Rachel Hall (violinist) (tracks 3–4, 8, 10)
electric bass guitar:
Greg Spawton (tracks 4, 9)
electric bass guitar and keyboard:
Greg Spawton (tracks 7, 10)
electric bass guitar, electric guitar and Moog:
Greg Spawton (track 2)
cello:
Abigail Trundle (tracks 2, 7–9)
cornet:
Ben Godfrey (British cornet player) (tracks 4, 7)
cornet, piccolo trumpet and trumpet:
Ben Godfrey (British cornet player) (track 10)
strings arranger:
Dave Gregory (track 2)
Rachel Hall (violinist) (tracks 4, 8)
Louis Philippe (track 9)
viola:
Teresa Whipple (tracks 2, 9)
mandolin:
Andy Poole (track 8)
Greg Spawton (track 3)
drums:
Nick D’Virgilio (tracks 1–5, 8–10)
recorder:
Jan Jaap Langereis (track 7)
flute:
David Longdon (tracks 1, 5)
flute and tambourine:
David Longdon (tracks 2, 7)
flute, keyboard, mandolin and tambourine:
David Longdon (track 10)
organ:
Danny Manners (track 6)
bass:
Greg Spawton (tracks 1, 5)
banjo:
Dave Gregory (track 8)
banjo, shakers and vibraphone:
David Longdon (track 4)
euphonium:
John Storey (tracks 7, 10)
euphonium and trombone:
John Storey (track 4)
double bass:
Danny Manners (tracks 3, 8–9)
double bass and piano:
Danny Manners (track 7)
electric guitar:
Dave Gregory (tracks 1–4, 9)
Daniel Steinhardt (track 10)
electric guitar [6 string electric guitar]:
Dave Gregory (track 5)
brass arranger:
Dave Desmond (tracks 4, 7, 10)
keyboard:
Danny Manners (tracks 1, 5)
Andy Poole (tracks 7, 10)
keyboard and organ:
Andy Tillison (track 9)
keyboard, Moog, organ and piano:
Andy Tillison (track 2)
piano:
Danny Manners (tracks 4, 6, 10)
accordion, acoustic guitar, banjo, flute, keyboard, melodica and tambourine:
David Longdon (track 3)
accordion, flute and keyboard:
David Longdon (track 8)
12 string guitar [12 string electric guitar]:
Dave Gregory (track 5)
12 string guitar and electric guitar:
Dave Gregory (track 7)
12 string guitar, electric guitar and mellotron:
Dave Gregory (track 10)
tuba:
Jon Truscott (tracks 4, 7, 10)
trombone:
Dave Desmond (tracks 4, 7, 10)
additional arranger:
Danny Manners (track 7)
additionally recorded by:
Edo Spanninga (track 7)
background vocals:
Lily Adams (tracks 3, 7–8, 10)
Violet Adams (tracks 3, 7–8, 10)
Robin Armstrong (track 5)
Nick D’Virgilio (track 1)
Verity Joy (tracks 7–8, 10)
David Longdon (track 5)
Andy Poole (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
Greg Spawton (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
background vocals and choir vocals:
Nick D’Virgilio (track 10)
Martin Orford (track 10)
Andy Poole (track 10)
Greg Spawton (track 10)
background vocals and lead vocals:
David Longdon (tracks 2–4, 7–9)
background vocals, lead vocals and other vocals:
David Longdon (track 10)
choir vocals:
Dave Gregory (track 10)
John Storey (track 10)
Dave Desmond (track 10)
Ben Godfrey (British cornet player) (track 10)
Sandra Olma (track 10)
Jon Truscott (track 10)
composer:
Danny Manners (track 6)
David Longdon (tracks 1, 3, 8–10)
Andy Poole (track 10)
Greg Spawton (tracks 2, 4–8, 10)
lead vocals:
David Longdon (tracks 1, 5)
lyricist:
David Longdon (tracks 1, 3–4, 8–10)
Andy Poole (track 10)
Greg Spawton (tracks 2, 5, 7–8, 10)
recording of:
A Boy in Darkness (track 9)
Edgelands (track 6)
Hedgerow (track 10)
Make Some Noise (track 1)
Seen Better Days (track 5)
Summoned by Bells (track 7)
Swan Hunter (track 4)
Uncle Jack (track 3)
Upton Heath (track 8)

CD 2

acoustic guitar:
Andy Poole (tracks 1–3)
acoustic guitar and electric bass guitar:
Greg Spawton (track 1)
acoustic guitar and electric piano:
Andy Poole (track 6)
acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, mandolin and organ:
Greg Spawton (track 6)
acoustic guitar, banjo, organ, piano and synthesizer:
David Longdon (track 5)
acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute, keyboard and mandolin:
David Longdon (track 1)
violin:
Geraldine Berreen (tracks 3, 5, 8–9)
Sue Bowran (track 5)
Eleanor Gilchrist (tracks 3, 8–9)
Rachel Hall (violinist) (tracks 1, 6)
electric bass guitar:
Greg Spawton (track 7)
cello:
Abigail Trundle (tracks 3, 5–9)
cornet:
Ben Godfrey (British cornet player) (tracks 7–9)
strings arranger:
Dave Gregory (tracks 3, 8–9)
Rachel Hall (violinist) (track 7)
Louis Philippe (track 5)
viola:
Teresa Whipple (tracks 3, 5, 8–9)
drums:
Nick D’Virgilio (tracks 1–5, 7–8)
recorder:
Jan Jaap Langereis (track 7)
classical guitar and electric bass guitar:
Greg Spawton (track 3)
cajón and drums:
Nick D’Virgilio (tracks 6, 9)
flute:
David Longdon (tracks 3–4, 9)
flute and percussion [cutlery]:
David Longdon (track 2)
organ and other instruments:
Andy Tillison (track 7)
organ and synthesizer:
Andy Tillison (track 8)
organ and piano:
Danny Manners (track 3)
organ, piano and synthesizer:
Danny Manners (track 2)
electric violin and violin:
Rachel Hall (violinist) (tracks 2, 7)
guitar [backwards guitar]:
Dave Gregory (track 4)
bass:
Greg Spawton (track 4)
euphonium and trombone:
John Storey (track 8)
double bass:
Danny Manners (tracks 5–6)
double bass and piano:
Danny Manners (track 1)
electric guitar:
Dave Gregory (tracks 1, 3–5, 7, 9)
Daniel Steinhardt (track 3)
electric guitar and marimba:
Dave Gregory (track 2)
brass arranger:
Dave Desmond (tracks 7–9)
percussion:
David Longdon (track 2)
percussion [glassware]:
David Longdon (track 2)
keyboard:
David Longdon (track 4)
Danny Manners (track 4)
Andy Poole (track 8)
keyboard and organ:
Andy Tillison (track 1)
keyboard and piano:
Danny Manners (track 8)
piano:
Danny Manners (tracks 7, 9)
bass pedals:
Rob Aubrey (track 8)
ebow and electric guitar:
Dave Gregory (track 8)
accordion, flute, goblet drum and tambourine:
David Longdon (track 6)
12 string guitar [12 string acoustic guitar]:
Greg Spawton (track 4)
12 string guitar and electric bass guitar:
Greg Spawton (track 9)
12 string guitar and bass pedals:
Andy Poole (track 9)
12 string guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar and electric guitar:
Greg Spawton (track 2)
12 string guitar, electric bass guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and mellotron:
Greg Spawton (track 8)
12 string guitar, electric guitar and electric sitar:
Dave Gregory (track 6)
tuba:
Jon Truscott (tracks 7–9)
harp:
Megan Fisher (track 8)
trombone:
Dave Desmond (tracks 7–9)
John Storey (tracks 7, 9)
background vocals:
Nick D’Virgilio (tracks 1, 7)
David Longdon (track 4)
Andy Poole (tracks 1–9)
Lily Adams (track 7)
Violet Adams (track 7)
Simon Godfrey (track 2)
Greg Spawton (tracks 1–5, 7–9)
background vocals and lead vocals:
David Longdon (tracks 1–3, 5–9)
composer:
David Longdon (tracks 1, 4–5)
Danny Manners (track 8)
Greg Spawton (tracks 2–3, 6–9)
lead vocals:
David Longdon (track 4)
lyricist:
David Longdon (tracks 1, 4–5)
Danny Manners (track 8)
Greg Spawton (tracks 2–3, 6–9)
recorded by:
Edo Spanninga (track 7)
spoken vocals:
Dave Gregory (track 1)
edits:
recording of:
East Coast Racer (track 8)
Judas Unrepentant (track 1)
Keeper of Abbeys (track 6)
Leopards (track 5)
The Lovers (track 4)
The Permanent Way (track 7)
Worked Out (track 2)