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It all begins with a sound in your head, a disarray of word and music, an awareness of something coming to the surface. Small pieces occasionally break through but the whole is a mystery. Take the mood, the emotion, the passion for it and make it live. Focus it all, crystalize the essence of it, let it become a living thing, share it. The music I felt wasn’t like the music I had grown up hearing, or rather, not like any one of them. It was all of them jumbled up and drawn into something I could understand as mine.

I found I could play this music and connect the guitar directly to my heart. I found others who could make he same connection, who could see the music as well as play it.

The sound made pictures. It spread out wide landscapes. Great dramas were played out under its turbulent skies. There was romance and reality, truth and dare. People being people, no heroes just you and me, like it always is.

The music told stories, little stories. Lands were not conquered, treasure was left in the tombs, the magic was in the everyday. We learned how we are together and how we come apart. Life happens.

-Stuart Adamson


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Bruce Watson: Guitars, E-Bow, Vocals
Stuart Adamson: Vocals, Guitars, E-bow, Piano
Tony Butler: Bass Guitars, Vocals
Mark Brzezicki: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Additional Vocals by Christine Beveridge

All Tracks produced by Steve Lillywhite
Engineered by Will Gosling
Assisted by Steve Chase & Mike Nocito
except Tracks 11, 12, 13 and 14:
Produced by Big Country

All Tracks published by Big Country / Virgin Music Ltd. except
Tracks 11,12 and 14 published by EMI /10 Music Ltd
and Track 13 published by EMI /10 Music Ltd / Big Country Music Ltd.

All Titles written by Big Country except Track 11:
Lyrics by Stuart Adamson / Bruce Watson,
Music by Stuart Adamson / Bruce Watson

Recorded at the Manor and RAK Studios
May 1983
Photo by Paul Cox
Original sleeve by J. B. & Q. Branch
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1. In A Big Country 4:24
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
2. Inwards 4:35
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
3. Chance 4:25
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
4.1000 Stars 3:52
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
5. The Storm 6:21
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
6. Harvest Home 4:19
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
7. Lost Patrol 4:51
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
8. Close Action 4:15
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
9. Fields of Fire 3:32
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
10 .Porrohman 7:51       
Ⓟ 1983 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
11. Angle Park 4:06
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
12. All Of Us 4:09
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
13. The Crossing 7:07
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
14. Heart & Soul 4:32
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)