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This is the age of the train – the remix

"Uh-e-uh" not picturedWe’ve a brand new entry in the TV Cream Songbook.

Harnessing the combined talents of the TVC Symphony Orchestra, various bits of metal, a steam locomotive, a Rick Wakeman-esque keyboard wobbly thing, a choirboy and Sir Jim’ll Savile himself, we proudly present an extended arrangement of the leaf mulch-defying, motorist-denying and era-defining British Rail promotional epic, ‘This is the age of the train’.

You can download the four-and-a-half-minute track, or you can listen to it right now by clicking below:

[podcast]http://www.tvcream.co.uk/media/thisistheageofthetrain.mp3[/podcast]

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Robert

    January 23, 2011 at 12:50 am

    This is marvellous! I especially love the use of the voiceover at the start.

    Still prefer the 1988 BR corporate ad over all others, mind.

  2. Jim Moon

    January 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Fantastic work fellas! Will Clunk Click Every Trip be getting some breakbeat treatment?

  3. Chris O

    January 23, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Brilliant. That’s the only word for it…

  4. Glenn A

    January 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    An alternative version, had a British Rail pork die that almost caused me to die.

  5. johnnyboy

    January 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Nice stuff. Very Fairlighty, Korgy, Yamaha..er..y electro-pop there. Who was the voice at the beginning? Ralph Richardson??

  6. Aidan

    January 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Sounds like The Orb when they used to be good. Top stuff.

  7. John Rivers

    January 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Superb! Reminded me of the Avalanches. It’s a ‘Hit’ from me.

  8. TV Cream

    January 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Cheers for the comments, folks. Glad you enjoyed it. Not sure who that is at the start, beseeching us to “remember Monica”, but it’s a charming advertisement. “InterCity brings something good into their lives: you.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPdq-KJaa8Q

  9. B

    October 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Could you make a version of this without the Jimmy part because well… recent news, I like the backing track but not so much the Jimmy dialogue parts…

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