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20th Century Masters: The Best of Big Country [Original recording remastered]

Big CountryAudio CD
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listen  1. In A Big Country (Radio Edit) 3:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  3. Harvest Home 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen  6. All Fall Together (Giant Remix) 5:17$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen11. The Teacher 4:08$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 10, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B00005B50Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,031 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Cross-Section May 11, 2001
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This is a fine representation of Big Country's output on the Mercury label. Songs from The Crossing, the Wonderland EP, Steeltown, and The Seer are included, with two songs, "All Fall Together" and "The Crossing," making their first appearance on a domestic BC CD.
Nothing new for hardcore fans herein (except perhaps for the newly released songs mentioned above), but for the BC neophyte who isn't aware that the band's output goes far beyond "In a Big Country" and "Fields of Fire (400 Miles)," it will serve as an excellent introduction to a band who, to many people, redefined the concept of the "guitar band."
Songs such as "One Great Thing" from The Seer put Big Country's philosophy in a nutshell -- sing about a commitment to peace and justice for all people ("If there's one great thing/To happen in my life/Let it be the time of peace/Let it be the time of right"), sing about it uncompromisingly, and play their guitars as if their very lives depended on it.
A new listener will probably be struck by the power of the band's rhythm section, bassist Tony Butler and drummer Mark Brzezicki, as they lay the foundation for guitarists Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson to work their magic over. The anti-war "Where the Rose is Sown" from Steeltown is a perfect example of what I'm talking about. The interplay between the guitars as well as the hard beauty of the bass guitar and drum parts will take one's breath away. Stuart Adamson's vocal performance on the song is about as impassioned as one could get within the confines of a recording studio. For that song in itself, the CD is worth picking up.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars at least one song is not the original version February 2, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I bought this collection to hear my favorite tracks from "The Crossing," plus some that I'd never heard before. But be forewarned; "In A Big Country" is not the same version as the 1983 original. It lacks the memorable drum intro and it's hard to tell if it was trimmed or redone altogether. Another favorite track, "Chance" sounds fully intact. With the exception of catchy guitar riffs in "The Crossing" and "The Teacher," the other hits on this CD sound fairly generic and repetitive to me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great scot's sound July 15, 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is a perfect combination of greatest hits release.It's not overstuffed just for quantity.Every hit is on it and their unique sound constantly displayed.They were a big hit in Europe.Nobody can beat their bagpipe sounding guitars and the raw drum sound.This cd is all you need if you want the best of them or simply give it a try if you've never heard of them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff here June 15, 2014
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i really loved these guys in the 80's and if i could have made my australian line up work it would be these dudes and men at work as well as yahoo serious.
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