The Big Wheel

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All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This album is somewhat of a transitional recording for Runrig as it bridges their four-minute anthem-laden '80s approach to songwriting with the lengthier, more textured treatment found to a greater degree on their subsequent '90s releases. With indeterminate influences ranging from U2 to Big Country Runrig has, nevertheless, created a style uniquely their own. Always advancing the Scottish Gaelic language, they include their customary two such numbers with "Abhainn an T-Sluaigh" and "An Cuibhle Mor." One of their most well-known songs "Flower of the West" concludes this album in typical grandiose Runrig fashion.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Dave Sleger
This album is somewhat of a transitional recording for Runrig as it bridges their four-minute anthem-laden '80s approach to songwriting with the lengthier, more textured treatment found to a greater degree on their subsequent '90s releases. With indeterminate influences ranging from U2 to Big Country Runrig has, nevertheless, created a style uniquely their own. Always advancing the Scottish Gaelic language, they include their customary two such numbers with "Abhainn an T-Sluaigh" and "An Cuibhle Mor." One of their most well-known songs "Flower of the West" concludes this album in typical grandiose Runrig fashion.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/1991
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 094632185822
  • Catalog Number: 3218582
  • Sales rank: 108,358

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Headlights (5:09)
  2. 2 Healer in Your Heart (5:33)
  3. 3 Abhainn an T-Sluaigh (5:18)
  4. 4 Always the Winner (5:42)
  5. 5 This Beautiful Pain (4:16)
  6. 6 An Cuibhle Mor/The Big Wheel (6:09)
  7. 7 Edge of the World (5:02)
  8. 8 Hearthammer (4:26)
  9. 9 I'll Keep Coming Home (2:34)
  10. 10 Flower of the West (7:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Runrig Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Calum MacDonald Composer
R. MacDonald Composer
Rory MacDonald Composer
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