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The Chimes of Big Ben

by Ian Beddow

Who is a prisoner? Someone who is locked up? Trapped? Trying to escape?

AREN’T WE ALL PRISONERS?

You could be a prisoner to your job, your relationship, to disease, to LIFE and there’s no way out.

The Chimes of Big Ben is an album about just that. Taking influence from the superb 1960’s TV Show ‘The Prisoner’ for some tracks but then expanding that subject further for the rest. Arriving at an unknown place and spending the rest of your time trying to escape while also trying to establish who is the boss. But along the way there’s songs about work. relationships, past lives, all of which point to being a prisoner.

And at the end? Can you escape? Who is Number One? Or is the answer there all along