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Big Country
Formed: 1981 in Dunfermline, Scotland
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Simon Phillips, Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Bruce Watson, Peter Wishart, Pat Ahern, Clive Parker, Alan Wishart, Chris Bell
Biography: With their ringing, bagpipe-like guitars and the anthemic songs of frontman Stuart Adamson, Scotland's Big Country emerged as one of the most distinctive and promising new rock bands of the early '80s, scoring a major hit with their debut album, The Crossing; though the group's critical and commercial ...Read full biography
Driving To Damascus
Released: 1999
Label: Track Records
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Big Country's 1995 album, Why the Long Face, was a very tough act to follow. But they succeeded brilliantly with their first full-length studio album, Driving to Damascus. This is one of their finest moments, ...Read full review
The Crossing [Bonus Tracks]
Released: 1983
Label: Island Def Jam
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With producer Steve Lillywhite at the helm, Scotland's Big Country managed to deliver earnest, socially conscious arena anthems in a similar vein to U2 and The Alarm. The twist was their trademark bagpipe ...Read full review
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