Big Country Info Big Country Info



(jump to: Credits)

I came to one day in 1985 and found I had been around the world several times in a chaos of bagpipe guitars and cold small beer. I had been translated and subtitled from the sack to the mill and came home to a place that didn’t look like the press kit I was aware that I was carrying more than just some cheap luggage around with me, especially when I spoke in an accent deemed everything from cute to impenetrable, depending on who was doing the listening. It seemed that all I did was defined by my being Scots and all of it someone else’s definition.

So I opened my eyes, I looked, I listened, I read, and made tangible for myself what had been instinctive. Somewhere between Alex Harvey and Hugh McDiarmid, Glencoe and Hampden Park was a culture and it was mine. It too had been packaged and marketed but it was there, tucked away in a corner below the whisky and shortbread crates.

So I took it out and dusted it off and there it was. I wanted to be outward looking and forward thinking, freed of the misty sentimentality of nationalism, but aware of its continuity. Where have we been, where are we going, what can we give, what can we learn.

Me? I just brought it to the party.

-Stuart Adamson


(jump to: Liner Notes)

Stuart Adamson Vocals, Guitar, E-bow
Mark Brzezicki Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Tony Butler Bass, Bass Pedals, Backing Vocals
Bruce Watson Guitar, Mandolin, Sitar
Additional Vocals on 'The Seer' by Kate Bush
Backing Vocals on 'Remembrance Day' & 'Eiledon' by June Miles-Kingston
Bodhran: Davie Duncan

I. Look Away 4:24
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
2. The Seer 5:25
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
3. The Teacher 4:01
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
4. I Walk The Hill 3:30
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
S. Eiledon 5:36
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
6. One Great Thing 4:01
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
7. Hold The Heart 6:05
Ⓟ  1986 Mercury Records Ltd. (London)
8. Remembrance Day 4:29
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
9. Red Fox 4:11
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
10. Sailor 4:53
Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
11. Song of The South 3:48
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
12. Look Away (12" Mix) 6:31
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
13. One Great Thing 12"(Disco Mix) 6:11
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London)
14. Giant 3:55
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London)

Original Production by Robin Millar
Mixed by Walter Turbitt
Engineered by Will Gosling
Assistant Engineers Dave Anderson, Phil Legg, Nick Lacey, Russell Leahy
Tracks 11,12 and 13 produced by Big Country
Track 14 produced by Steve Lillywhite.

All Titles published by EMI / 10 Music Ltd except Track 14 published by Virgin Music Ltd All compositions by Stuart Adamson except Track 14 composed by Big Country

Recorded at the Power Plant & RAK Studios
Mixed at Maison Rouge
Kate Bush Appears Courtesy of EMI Records

Original Sleeve by J.B.
Illustration by David Da Silva

For Big Country Information, please write enclosing a SAE to:
Country Club, PO Box 59, Ashwel, Herts, SG7 5NG
Or cal: 0891 600 031
(Calk charged at 39p per minute cheap rate and 49p per minute at all other times)

Ian Grant Management

Ⓟ 1986 Mercury Records Ltd (London) [Tracks 1 - 10]
Ⓟ 1996 Mercury Records Ltd (London) [Tracks 11 - 14]