Big Country

Big Country
Release date
01 January 1970
Big Country
01 January 1970 |

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Steeped in a stunning catalogue of proud and stirring hit songs such as ‘Fields of Fire’, ‘Chance’, ‘In A Big Country
(which sold 2 million), ‘East Of Eden’ and their biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, along with massive albums such ‘The
Seer’, ‘Steeltown’, ‘Peace In Our Time’ and the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing’, Big Country continue to
look beyond the next horizon.

The band was formed in 1981 by guitar-playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, both native
of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland. Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody,
harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of
drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with Producer Steve Lillywhite),
recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.

They broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and
signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies
and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.

The run of success continued throughout the 1980′s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the
second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of
Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’. A further 6 albums throughout the 80’s and 90’s spawned
numerous hits and much-loved classics.


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