BBT will be releasing a live album called Merchants of Light on 27th July 2018. The album features the best performance of each song played at the band’s Cadogan Hall, London shows which took place in the autumn of 2017.

Merchants of Light will be released as a limited edition triple vinyl boxed set (including a 28 page booklet and an insert featuring a graphical history of the band) and a two-CD digibook with a 72 page booklet. Download and streaming versions will also be available from release date.

Ahead of Merchants of Light, BBT will be releasing Swan Hunter as a single on 13th July. Swan Hunter will feature a 2018 remix of the original studio version, a live version of the song and a radio edit. Alongside the three different versions of Swan Hunter are two previously unreleased tracks, a new version of Seen Better Days (which includes the Big Big Train brass band and a guest vocal performance from Tim Bowness) and a live-in-the-studio performance of Summer’s Lease.

Pre-order vinyl or CD copies of Merchants of Light and Swan Hunter from our official stores:

Pre-orders also now available from Amazon and other music retailers.


BBT will be playing a warm-up show at The Anvil, Basingstoke, on July 11th, supported by Beatrix Players and will be Friday night co-headliners at the Night of the Prog festival at Loreley, Germany, on July 13th.

There are a handful of tickets remaining for The Anvil show and these last remaining seats are only available by calling the Box Office on 01256 844244.

For Loreley tickets:


There is an extended (9 page) BBT interview in the new edition (issue 18) of Prog Italia which is available at newsstands in Italy now.

Individual copies of issue 18 of Prog Italia (for shipping within Italy, Europe and the rest of world) can be ordered here:


Brave Captain, from the Merchants of Light live album, was debuted on the Newears radio podcast just after an interview with Greg. The podcast can be streamed or downloaded here:

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