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The Crossing (Deluxe Edition)


Download links and information about The Crossing (Deluxe Edition) by Big Country. This album was released in 1983 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 34 tracks with total duration of 02:30:55 minutes.

Artist: Big Country
Release date: 1983
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 34
Duration: 02:30:55
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No. Title Length
1. In a Big Country 4:43
2. Inwards 4:34
3. Chance 4:26
4. A Thousand Stars 3:52
5. The Storm 6:20
6. Harvest Home 4:20
7. Lost Patrol 4:52
8. Close Action 4:14
9. Fields of Fire 3:31
10. Porrohman 7:50
11. Balcony 3:55
12. Flag of Nations 4:36
13. Angle Park 4:06
14. All of Us 4:08
15. Heart and Soul 4:31
16. The Crossing 7:08
17. The Tracks of My Tears (Live) 3:32
18. Angle Park (4 Track Demo) 4:18
19. Harvest Home (4 Track Demo) 4:24
20. We Could Laugh (4 Track Demo) 3:21
21. In a Big Country (Demo Version) 3:42
22. The Storm (Demo Version) 2:13
23. Big City (Demo Version) 3:27
24. Fields of Fire (BBC Riverside Performance) 4:14
25. Lost Patrol (John Brandt Demo) 5:28
26. Inwards (John Brandt Demo) 4:14
27. A Thousand Stars (Chris Thomas Mix) 4:09
28. Lost Patrol (Chris Thomas Mix) 4:55
29. Inwards (Chris Thomas Mix) 4:08
30. Close Action (Chris Thomas Mix) 3:48
31. Fields of Fire (John Brandt Demo) 5:25
32. A Thousand Stars (John Brandt Demo) 4:34
33. Ring Out Bells (John Brandt Demo) 4:40
34. Chance (John Brandt Demo) 3:17



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 sound, achieved through the use of e-bow. The unique sound of "In a Big Country" garnered the band considerable attention and a Top 20 single in the U.S. The Crossing, however, is an album whose richness goes beyond the single. The more subdued "Chance" is sparse and its personal lyrics are every bit as heartfelt as the more populist-inclined anthems like the wonderful "The Storm" or the thundering "Fields of Fire." The lyrics are straightforward and, despite the grand themes of many of the tracks, manage to steer clear of being overly pretentious. While this album earned the band a gold record, Big Country's sound and image (reinforced by the members' tartan checked shirts) resulted in them being tagged a novelty and they never duplicated their initial success in America. [An expanded version of The Crossing appeared in 2012 to mark the 30th Anniversary of the formation of the group. The two-disc reissue reissue included a remastered version of the original album, as well as 24 bonus cuts (demos, outtakes, and B-sides) and a 20-page booklet.]