Big Country

RIP Stuart Adamson 1958 - 2001

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The Crossing 1983 The debut that turned heads. Solid production, a few guitars, and...I'm sorry, but did I hear bagpipes?!?!
Steeltown 1984 A tightly focussed work, with strong lyrical and musical themes. Sound quality does matter, so track down the re-mastered version of this CD - this album deserves it.
The Seer 1986 Big Country settle into the mainstream, demonstrating that no risks means no mistakes.
Peace In Our Time 1988 Apparently, BC get completely lost in the meanstream with this one - I haven't found it yet, but I have heard mention of...(ahem)...synthesisers.
No Place Like Home 1991
The Buffalo Skinners 1993 Strictly speaking, this was not my BC starting point, but this was where I became a fan. I didn't know it before I heard this album, but there was something missing from my CD collection - something that rocked with lots of guitars, didn't require much thought and was completely infectious. I affectionately call this album "Big Dumb Guitars"...
Without The Aid Of A Safety Net 1994 Live, some acoustic, some electric, but not enough Big Dumb songs
Why The Long Face 1995 ...and then there was "Big Dumb Guitars II". More of the same, but who's complaining?
BBC Live in Concert 1995 Recorded back in 1988
Brighton Rock 1997 Another live album, recorded in 1995 and featuring a lot of songs from Why The Long Face
Driving To Damascus 1999 Their emphatic swansong, including some songs co-written with Ray Davies (The Kinks).

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