The Crossing [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
With producer Steve Lillywhite at the helm, Scotland's Big Country managed to deliver earnest, socially conscious arena anthems in a similar vein to U2 and the Alarm. The twist was their trademark bagpipe sound, achieved through the use of e-bow. The unique sound of "In a Big Country" garnered the band considerable attention and a Top 20 single in the U.S. The Crossing, however, is an album whose richness goes beyond the single. The more subdued "Chance" is sparse and its personal lyrics are every bit as heartfelt as the more populist-inclined anthems like the wonderful "The Storm" or the thundering "Fields of Fire." The lyrics are straightforward and, despite the grand ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
With producer Steve Lillywhite at the helm, Scotland's Big Country managed to deliver earnest, socially conscious arena anthems in a similar vein to U2 and the Alarm. The twist was their trademark bagpipe sound, achieved through the use of e-bow. The unique sound of "In a Big Country" garnered the band considerable attention and a Top 20 single in the U.S. The Crossing, however, is an album whose richness goes beyond the single. The more subdued "Chance" is sparse and its personal lyrics are every bit as heartfelt as the more populist-inclined anthems like the wonderful "The Storm" or the thundering "Fields of Fire." The lyrics are straightforward and, despite the grand themes of many of the tracks, manage to steer clear of being overly pretentious. While this album earned the band a gold record, Big Country's sound and image reinforced by the members' tartan checked shirts resulted in them being tagged a novelty and they never duplicated their initial success in America. [An expanded version of The Crossing appeared in 2012 to mark the 30th Anniversary of the formation of the group. The two-disc reissue reissue included a remastered version of the original album, as well as 24 bonus cuts demos, outtakes, and B-sides and a 20-page booklet.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2012
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 602527890876
  • Catalog Number: 2789087
  • Sales rank: 14,131

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In a Big Country (4:43)
  2. 2 Inwards (4:35)
  3. 3 Chance (4:26)
  4. 4 1000 Stars (3:52)
  5. 5 The Storm (6:22)
  6. 6 Harvest Home (4:20)
  7. 7 Lost Patrol (4:52)
  8. 8 Close Action (4:14)
  9. 9 Fields of Fire (3:31)
  10. 10 Porrohman (7:55)
  11. 11 Balcony (3:56)
  12. 12 Flag of Nation (Swimming) (4:38)
  13. 13 Angle Park (4:08)
  14. 14 All of Us (4:10)
  15. 15 Heart and Soul (4:33)
  16. 16 The Crossing (7:09)
  17. 17 Tracks of My Tears (3:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Angle Park (4:19)
  2. 2 Harvest Home (4:26)
  3. 3 We Could Laugh (3:23)
  4. 4 In a Big Country (3:43)
  5. 5 The Storm (2:15)
  6. 6 Big City (3:29)
  7. 7 Fields of Fire (4:16)
  8. 8 Lost Patrol (5:29)
  9. 9 Inwards (4:15)
  10. 10 1000 Stars (4:10)
  11. 11 Lost Patrol (4:56)
  12. 12 Inwards (4:10)
  13. 13 Close Action (3:49)
  14. 14 Fields of Fire (5:26)
  15. 15 1000 Stars (4:35)
  16. 16 Ring Out Bells (4:41)
  17. 17 Chance (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Country Primary Artist
Stuart Adamson Guitar, Piano, Vocals, E-bow
Christine Beveridge Vocals
Mark Brzezicki Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Tony Butler Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Watson Guitar, Vocals, E-bow
Technical Credits
Big Country Composer, Producer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Stuart Adamson Composer
Timothy Barr Sleeve Notes
Mark Brzezicki Composer
Will Gosling Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Ian Grant Management
Marvin Tarplin Composer
Dermot James Compilation Research
Warren Moore Composer
Tony Butler Composer
Start Adamson Composer
Bruce Watson Composer
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