The Crossing [Bonus Tracks]

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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 more 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 ...
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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 more 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. [The 2002 re-release includes several tracks not included on the original.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2002
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731454811729
  • Catalog Number: 548117
  • Sales rank: 7,028

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In a Big Country (4:44)
  2. 2 Inwards (4:36)
  3. 3 Chance (4:26)
  4. 4 1,000 Stars (3:50)
  5. 5 The Storm (6:19)
  6. 6 Harvest Home (4:19)
  7. 7 Lost Patrol (4:52)
  8. 8 Close Action (4:15)
  9. 9 Fields of Fire (3:31)
  10. 10 Porrohman (7:52)
  11. 11 Wonderland (3:58)
  12. 12 All Fall Together (5:16)
  13. 13 Angle Park (4:08)
  14. 14 The Crossing (7:10)
  15. 15 Chance (4:37)
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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
Bruce Watson Guitar, Vocals, E-bow
Tony Butler Bass Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Big Country Producer
Stuart Adamson Composer, Liner Notes
Mark Brzezicki Composer
Steve Churchyard Producer
Will Gosling Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Bruce Watson Composer
Suha Gur Remastering
Jodi Cohen Reissue Design
Q. Branch Original Sleeve Design
Tony Butler Composer
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