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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Rewind: 1983 - Big Country Release Debut Album The Crossing

 The Crossing - Big Country
Released 15th July 1983
Mercury Records
Produced by Steve Lilywhite
UK Chart #3
US Chart #18

   Personnel
    Stuart Adamson – vocals, guitar, piano, e-bow
    Bruce Watson – guitar, mandolin, sitar, vocals, e-bow
    Tony Butler – bass, vocals
    Mark Brzezicki – drums, percussion, vocals
 
Singles on the Album
Harvest Home. UK #91
Chance. UK #9


Whilst I was not a huge fan of Big Country (I only really started listening to them because I liked Stuart Adamson when he was in The Skids) and only ended up liking a few songs here and there throughout their career, I do have a bit of a soft spot for their debut album.

It was released today back in 1983 (hard to believe where the time goes!) and the album was an instant success. They would follow this up with a #1 album in Steeltown (1984), and and a #2 album with The Seer (1986).
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