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Buffalo Skinners Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (July 12, 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B0007WVA9G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,694 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Alone
2. Seven Waves
3. What Are You Working For
4. The One I Love
5. Long Way Home
6. The Selling Of America
7. We're Not In Kansas
8. Ships
9. All Go Together
10. Winding Wind
11. Pink Marshmallow Moon
12. Chester's Farm
13. The One I Love (US Mix)
14. Never Take Your Place
15. Eastworld
16. Buffalo Skinners (Demo)

Editorial Reviews

Reissue of 1993 album, has not been available since 1997. Features 12 tracks including 'Alone', 'Seven Ways', 'The One I Love', & 'All Go Together' plus the 4 bonus tracks 'The One I Love' (US mix), 'Never Take Your Place', 'Eastworld' & 'Buffalo Skinners' (demo). EMI. 2005.

Customer Reviews

Not just underrated but one of the best albums ever.
Richard M. Visco
Like "Steeltown," "Buffalo Skinners" is conceptual; the album is an all-out attack on America's selective isolationism and excess.
J. Merritt
Rarely is a CD good enough to listen to all the way through.
Dixie

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Merritt on July 12, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The saddest loss from the 2001 suicide of Stuart Adamson was obviously the man himself, but another loss was the future of Big Country, the band for whom Adamson was lead singer, guitarist, and principal songwriter. Most people only knew them for 1983's "In A Big Country," which made them one of the few top 40 artists ever to score a hit with a song that contained the band's name in its title. However, there was a lot more to BC than one semi-eponymous song, and Adamson's passing is an unfortunate but opportune reason to reevaluate their musical legacy.

If you're going to do so, you might as well start with what might have been their best album. I'm sure many BC aficionados will argue that "Steeltown" was their finest moment, but I would beg to differ. Ultimately, though, the debate is academic, because we're comparing classics. There's no fault to find with "Steeltown," it's simply a matter of taste, and I prefer the harder edge of "Buffalo Skinners."

Like "Steeltown," "Buffalo Skinners" is conceptual; the album is an all-out attack on America's selective isolationism and excess. Adamson and Co. contend in no uncertain terms that the world's Big Brother is sleeping on the job and betraying what it stands for. From the word go, they say so with a thunder of heavy guitars, charging rhythms, and angry lyrics. All the social consciousness of BC's early work seems to have found its perfect subject in "Buffalo Skinners," and the dogs are loose. The album rocks from beginning to end, harder than anything else the band ever did. There are beautifully reflective moments ("Ships," "The One I Love"), but for the most part these songs tear out of the gate and don't slow down. Check out "All Go Together," "What Are You Working For," and my personal favorite, "Long Way Home.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Captain Cook on October 23, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Listening to an album like this makes you despise the record industry and the way that fashions and slavish conformity dictate success.

The Buffalo Skinners was released in 1993, two years after Big Country had been callously and stupidly dropped by Phonogram. They then produced this astounding masterpiece, in which every track is solid and some "Pink Marshmallow Moon," "Alone," etc. - are sheer classics. Of course, gurning teenagers with grungey guitars were all the rage at the time, so the craftsmanship and quality of this earnest and soulfull collection of songs went largely unrecognised.

Big Country created a sound that could fill not only stadiums and arenas but also the vast landscapes of their native and their adopted land.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Brian E. Burgess on June 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Everybody from the 80's generation(myself included)is familiar with "In A Big Country"(an MTV video favorite), a guitar driven tune with that familiar bagpipe sounding guitar.Big Country's 1st cd "The Crossing" was a big success(over 2 million copies sold) and contained this breakout song for the group. "Buffalo Skinners", their 1993 "comeback" cd is a more mature sounding effort and a pleasant surprise to hear. Gone are the bagpipe sounding guitars and what remains are some of lead singer Stuart Adamson's best song writing and lead vocals as well as some of the band's tightest playing. There were only a couple of minor radio hits off this release but the bottom line is this thing rocks! It sounds fresh eleven years after its release. Sadly, Stuart Adamson passed away in 2001, a casualty of depression and alcohol abuse. If you are into guitar driven rock with some heartfelt lyrics check this cd out...RIP Stuart.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 24, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you're looking for standard Big Country, skip this CD. However, if you are a fan of The Alarm and early U2, this is right up your alley. The trademark bag pipe sounds are almost completely gone (there's a hint on one or two songs), but they make up for it in straight forward rock and roll. Yes, they keep their political views out front on many of the songs, one of the most blatant being "We're Not In Kansas", which deals with corporations selling out to oversea's businesses. "The One That I Love" and "Chester's Farm" are incredibly strong rock tracks, with the latter being set up perfectly for a soundtack album. I could see it playing over end credits for a movie on the song's subject (which has to do with government experiments on a farm).
Having just picked this CD up in 2003, it holds up incredibly well for a ten year old CD. With a few tweaks, it could be released as a current CD in the pop/rock genre.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dixie on December 25, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I got this album in a box of free giveaway CD's as a college student in Athens, GA in the 90's. I knew nothing about the band and wasn't even sure which was the name of the band and which was the album title. However, it quickly became my favorite album as I could play it over and over without tiring of it. I lost my original CD a few years ago and my husband was kind enough to replace it with this remastered version. I'm thrilled to have my CD back and with extra tracks! I forgot how much I love it.

Rarely is a CD good enough to listen to all the way through. There are no dogs on this, and you'll find more than one favorite if you're a fan of bands like Kansas and Boston, and I think Green Day fans will appreciate the lyrics and maybe even the music as well.
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