The Difference Machine

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The Difference Machine (album)
Big Big Train The Difference Machine.jpg
Studio album by
Released30 August 2007
GenreProgressive rock, new prog
Length54:50
LabelEnglish Electric
Big Big Train chronology
Gathering Speed
(2004)
The Difference Machine (album)
(2007)
The Underfall Yard
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Classic Rock7/10 stars
Guitar & Bass(favourable) [1]
Dave Ling(favourable) [2]
Progression15.5/16 stars
Traps(favourable)

The Difference Machine is the fifth studio album by the English progressive rock band Big Big Train. It was released on 30 August 2007, by English Electric Recordings. TDM is a concept album exploring chaos theory, communication, failure, death, loss, and bereavement. The story is of the death of an individual, which was linked to an exploding star in a distant galaxy. There are more influences of Van der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Mew, Sigur Rós and King Crimson throughout the album.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hope This Finds You"Spawton3:12
2."Perfect Cosmic Storm"Spawton14:40
3."Breathing Space"Spawton1:47
4."Pick Up if You're There"Spawton, Poole, Filkins13:39
5."From the Wide Open Sea"Spawton, Poole1:20
6."Hope You Made It (Re-issue Bonus Track)"Spawton3:46
7."Salt Water Falling on Uneven Ground"Spawton, Poole, Filkins12:38
8."Summer's Lease"Spawton, Poole7:34

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians

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