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Heroic Materials is an album about change, our refusal to accept it, but also recognising that it’s essential to our survival. The story centres on a WWII Spitfire pilot who laments a lost golden era, but reflects that the human race must change its ways in order to preserve our existence on the earth.
Robin Armstrong is once again joined by drummer, Kyle Fenton, and there is a special guest appearance from ex-Big Big Train keyboard player Danny Manners, who plays piano on the 13 minute title track.
CD in digipak with 16 page booklet.
William ‘Billy’ May looks back on his life at the age of 99 and realises the world has completely changed since he was a young man put into an impossible scenario, defending his country from the air. He no longer recognises much of the modern world but understands that the human race must live in a different way in the future.
1. I Recall (2.58)
2. Heroic Materials (13.13)
i) This Beautiful Machine
ii) I Just Wanted to Fly
iii) Close the Door
3. Industry (0.40)
4. British Made (5.42)
5. Mary (2.53)
6. Blinkers (1.39)
7. If Things Don’t Change (7.12)
8. The Same Stupid Mistake (2.41)
9. Regretful Refrain (6.01)
10. A Better World (2.28)