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Big Country's last studio album, "Driving To Damascus",
combined all the elements that originally elevated the band
into the charts in the mid-Eighties. These, along with a
new found stylistic diversity stemming from Stuart
Adamson's relocation to Nashville in 1997 where he immersed
himself in the musical community and scene.

"Its the first time I've ever lived in a totally creative
community" he commented "and the first time I have ever
co-written with other artists". In 1999 Stuart (who was
spiritual but not religious), played More...


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One of a kind. | Reviewer: G. Minn. Mayer
    ------ About the song The Crossing performed by Big Country

This is an inspiring song. When I was about 17, this band made its only appearance in my hometown, right after Steeltown was released -- but, it was at a bar, and I was too young to go, and to this day regret never seeing them live. Through my teens and twenties this was always a band I listened to by myself. This song, like many of Big Country's songs, speaks to young men and it still brings me back to places I was. There has never been a band that dared to sound like Big Country and never a song that sounds like this.

Unappreciated classic! | Reviewer: Hickslv426
    ------ About the song Restless Natives performed by Big Country

I remember having this on the b-side of the look away single. I played this more than the a side. Just love the sound of the guitars and drums and the stirring lyrics that bring back memories of a bygone era when we were proud to be Scottish.

Big Country Ancestry | Reviewer: Dr. Tom
    ------ About the song In A Big Country performed by Big Country

I am happily flabergasted that this song is said to refer to the Findhorn area of Scotland--I have recently learned that my own Scotish ancestor, Dugal MacQuaine, came from Corrievorrie! SHAH!

Review | Reviewer: Jan Koetje
    ------ About the song The Crossing performed by Big Country

One of the most underrated songs in musical history. Originally A B-side, but strong enough to be an independent song on one of the early albums. This song really expresses everything Big Country stood for in the eighties: Uplifting and to move mountains by. Unfortunately the group lost itself in mainstream rock and Americana in the ninetees, but if there's one song that has to impersonate the Big Country-sound of older days, then this song contains everything....

I felt the winter, too... | Reviewer: Joe
    ------ About the song Wonderland performed by Big Country

As a young teenager delivering newspapers, I had this song in my head when I started my route on freshly laid snow at 5 in the morning.
As I traversed the large yards and hills, I would bellow out Stewie's " O - Oh - Oh - Ohhhhhho...ooooyeah...."
I love this band!

Brilliance | Reviewer: Johnny Reno
    ------ About the song In A Big Country performed by Big Country

This song meant everything to me. Graduating from college in the dismal early 80's of the decay in the rust belt of Buffalo, NY gave me the hope that moving to the high dessert of Reno, NV was my future and destiny. I didn't want to grow flowers in the dessert, but just wanted a better future and see the sun in the winter time.

Desires of Kali | Reviewer: The Vain Yogi
    ------ About the song The Seer performed by Big Country

The lyrics are strangely reminiscent of the desires of Kali, the Hindu goddess of time. Time is marked by change. Change is best personified by a woman who constantly changes. Ergo, time in Hindu philosophy is represented by Kali, dancing on the final battlefield.

    ------ About the song In A Big Country performed by Big Country

I have loved this song forever. My mother gave me a book titled "The Magic of Findhorn" in 1986 and I am convinced that the lyric "I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert" refers to the Findhorn Community in Scotland. They have miraculously been able to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables in barren sand in Northern Scotland. They claim that they are guided by God and the deva spirits of the area to show them how to make this miracle happen. Check it out!

Andrew, I can relate... | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song In A Big Country performed by Big Country

Andrew,

I was somewhat of a recluse in High Scool (graduated in 78), mostly because I had difficulty embracing Disco when my 3 older siblings had fed me nothing but Classic Rock, and my parents filled my ears with simply Classical.

But when the B52s hit the Police, Elvis Costella, and the B52s hit the scene, my mind opened to the New Wave. I never knew how to dance until my natural rhythm blossomed from this sweet new music.

Big Country is an awesome band, but was overshadowed by many US bands during that time period. It's great to see so many music afficianados praising the work of this group, and I hope that your spiritual path is now in sync and taking you exactly where you were designed to go and grow!

Just 3 years from your 50th, get ready to "cut the rug" and show your old friends that "dancing" is just one of the wonderful ways that you express your great life!

People do understand | Reviewer: BobM
    ------ About the song In A Big Country performed by Big Country

This song does make sense to a lot of people..."But you can't stay here with every single hope you had shattered" means to me that we must move on, we might not forget, but we must move on."I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert," means to me that I am not asking for the impossible just a little due.


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