Big Country ? King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents
Label: King Biscuit Flower Hour Records ? 70710-88022-2, BMG Distribution ? 70710-88022-2
Format: CD, Album
Style: Alternative Rock, Interview, Pop Rock
Media:Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve:Near Mint (NM or M-)
Very clean CD – not played often. Very clean inserts – no holes or cuts
1 1000 Stars 4:25
2 Angle Park 4:32
3 Close Action 4:13
4 Lost Patrol 4:48
5 Wonderland 4:10
6 The Storm 5:16
7 Dundonald & Dysart Pipe Band Sequence 3:40
8 Porrohman 7:51
9 Chance 5:55
10 Inwards 5:54
11 Fields Of Fire 6:38
12 Harvest Home 4:38
13 Tracks Of My Tears 3:15
14a In A Big Country
14b Auld Lang Syne 8:13
15 Interview With Stuart Adamson 5:59
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Written-By Bruce Watson (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12, 14a), Mark Brzezicki (tracks: 1, 3 to 6, 8 to 12, 14a), Marvin Tarplin (tracks: 13), Robert Burns (4) (tracks: 14b), William Robinson* (tracks: 13), Stuart Adamson (tracks: 1 to 6, 8 to 12, 14a), Tony Butler (tracks: 1, 3 to 6, 8 to 12, 14a), Traditional (tracks: 7), Warren Moore (tracks: 13)
“Tracks Of My Tears” incorrectly listed as “Drown In My Tears”.
Recorded on New Years Eve, 1983 at Barrowland Music Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you liked “In a Big Country”, this deserves a try.
On the King Biscuit Live cd, Big Country is energetic, young, full of fire and verve, and rocking their homeland. If you only know their few state-side hits, this is a great intro to the bands early sound, and a real representative of their first few records. If you already know the band, it is a great moment in time, caught before a frenzied home-town crowd on a celebratory New Years Eve, complete with a live pipe band helping to stir the crowd up even more. Rocking hard start to finish, with mid-tempo numbers mixed in, the band literally tears through the early songbook, pumping “Wonderland” and “Fields of Fire” with life and injecting emotion and feeling into my personal favorites, “Chance” and “Harvest Home”. Also for the fans, old and new, the interesting interview with songwriter/ singer/ leader/ activist Stuart Adamson is a nice little bonus. While these are live versions, they differ enough to interest a fan while staying faithful enough for the curious or the new convert. And the sound quality is good, too. Not a SINGLE bad song, at least NINE, yes NINE great songs, and some others which are at least good to near-great, if you wanted your MTV in ’83, and loved the bagpipe rock tune “In a Big Country”, this will NOT disappoint, and should only enlighten and delight.
5.0 out of 5 stars Jump, Jump, Jump….. F
One of the most powerful rock bands to come out of the ’80s produced by Steve Lillywhite, who also produced U2s first 3 records (Boy, October, and War). Fans will tell you that their early tours were the best. I would agree. This will leave you breathless as it captures them in full stride during the Crossing tour. Stuart has left the building, but this time capsule completely reminds us of what was….This is a truly great live album and probably their best live release.
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem for all Big Country fans!
I’ve been a fan of Big Country since their 1980s heyday. If you too loved the sound and style of their music from that decade, and if you enjoyed their first couple of albums, you will love this CD as much as I do! It has all their old hits, as well as some other hits.
I don’t always like “live” albums, because sometimes groups don’t seem to perform nearly as well on stage as they do on their albums. However, Big Country is a consistent and excellent band that has no such problems! 🙂
Plus, there is a beautiful intermission in which a bagpipe band takes the stage and performs several songs. (I love the skirl of the pipes). What a tribute to this great Scottish group! Another bonus is the interview with the late (and great) Stuart Adamson at the end of the CD. It provides some interesting insights into the man and his music.
I promise you will not find this album a disappointment!