Seer [Germany Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
The third proper album by Scottish quartet Big Country kicks off with the stellar "Look Away," a rocking outlaw tale with very cool guitar work from Bruce Watson and lead singer Stuart Adamson. However, the simple, anthemic choruses and effects-laden guitars are beginning to wear a little thin four years after the band's promising breakthrough. Big Country does little to expand on their sound or lyrical themes and The Seer is somewhat disappointing. There are a few solid tracks like the moody title song (with Kate Bush lending vocals) and the stirring "Eiledon," but the band had done these songs better. It managed to chart three singles in the U.K., with "Look Away" going ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
The third proper album by Scottish quartet Big Country kicks off with the stellar "Look Away," a rocking outlaw tale with very cool guitar work from Bruce Watson and lead singer Stuart Adamson. However, the simple, anthemic choruses and effects-laden guitars are beginning to wear a little thin four years after the band's promising breakthrough. Big Country does little to expand on their sound or lyrical themes and The Seer is somewhat disappointing. There are a few solid tracks like the moody title song (with Kate Bush lending vocals) and the stirring "Eiledon," but the band had done these songs better. It managed to chart three singles in the U.K., with "Look Away" going Top Ten, but the American audience had dwindled to hard-core fans. It's the hardcore fans that The Seer is most likely to be of interest to. [The German edition features four extra songs, including "Giant" and "One Great Thing"]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 731453232525
  • Catalog Number: 5323252
  • Sales rank: 69,708

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look Away (4:24)
  2. 2 The Seer (5:25)
  3. 3 The Teacher (4:01)
  4. 4 I Walk the Hill (3:30)
  5. 5 Eiledon (5:37)
  6. 6 One Great Thing (4:03)
  7. 7 Hold the Heart (6:07)
  8. 8 Remembrance Day (4:29)
  9. 9 Red Fox (4:12)
  10. 10 Sailor (4:54)
  11. 11 Song of the South (3:49)
  12. 12 Look Away (6:32)
  13. 13 One Great Thing (6:11)
  14. 14 Giant (3:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Country Primary Artist
Kate Bush Vocals, Background Vocals
Stuart Adamson Guitar, Vocals, E-bow
Kingston Bodham Background Vocals
Mark Brzezicki Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Dave Duncan Background Vocals
June Miles-Kingston Background Vocals
June Miles Background Vocals
Bruce Watson Guitar, Mandolin, Sitar
Davie Duncan Bodhran
Tony Butler Bass, Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Big Country Producer
Stuart Adamson Liner Notes
Will Gosling Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Robin Millar Producer, Original Album Producer
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