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Line-Up Ex-Members Albums Singles Videos Links Various Refers
BIG COUNTRY
Dunfermline, Scotland, GB
*  1981

Line-Up (2013):

BIG COUNTRY (photo)
 

Mike Peters - voc,g
Bruce Watson - g
Jamie Watson - g
Derek Forbes - bg
Mark Brzezicki - ds

Former Members:

Stuart Adamson (voc,g, 1981-6/00)
Peter Wishart (bg, 1981-82); Alan Wishart (bg, 1981-82); Tony Butler (bg, 4-9/82, 2/83-6/00, 11/10-10/12)
Colin Berwick (kb, cca 1993)
Clive Parker (ds, 1981-82); Mark Brzezicki (ds, 1982-2/90); Pat Ahern (ds, 2/90-cca 1991); Simon Phillips (ds, cca 1993)

Albums Discography:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.The Crossing
produced by: Steve Lillywhite
29.07.1983Mercury3 18
2.Kings Of Emotion1984 Reprise
3.Steeltown
produced by: Steve Lillywhite
19.10.1984Mercury1 70
4.The Seer
produced by: Robin Millar
23.06.1986Mercury2 59
5.Peace In Our Time
produced by: Big Country/Ina Wolf/Peter Wolf
9/1988 Mercury9 160
6.Through A Big Country - Greatest Hits5/1990 Mercury2
7.No Place Like Home
produced by: Big Country/Pat Moran
9/1991 Vertigo28
8.The Buffalo Skinners
produced by: Big Country
08.03.1993Compulsion25
9.The Collection 1982-198826.07.1993Connoisseur Collection
10.The Best Of Big Country22.02.1994Mercury
11.Without The Aid Of A Safety Net6/1994 Compulsion35
12.Live05.07.1994Alex
13.The Radio 1 Sessions
produced by: John Porter/John Williams
8/1994 Nighttracks
14.Big Country8/1994 Legends In Music
15.Why The Long Face
produced by: Big Country/Chris Sheldon
12.06.1995Transatlantic48
16.In A Big Country14.08.1995Spectrum
17.BBC Live In Concert10/1995 Windsong
18.A Bunch Of Reissued Shit25.03.1996Mercury
19.Eclectic05.08.1996Transatlantic41
20.King Biscuit Flower Hour25.03.1997Flower Hour
21.Brighton Rock22.09.1997Snapper/edel
22.Restless Natives & Rarities01.06.1998Mercury
23.Kings of Emotion: A Diverse Collection23.06.1998Recall
24.The Greatest Hits Live22.09.1998Disky
25.Driving To Damascus
produced by: Rafe McKenna
27.09.1999Track
26.The Nashville Album2000 Track
27.Going Out Screaming
produced by: Rafe McKenna
21.11.2000SPV
28.Come Up Screaming
produced by: Rafe McKenna
12.12.2000Track
29.Classic Big Country2001 Mercury
30.20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Big Country10.04.2001Chronicles
31.Undercover
produced by: Big Country/Steve Lillywhite
15.05.2001Track
32.Rarities II15.05.2001Track
33.One In A Million (acoustic)24.07.2001Big Country
34.www.bigcountry.co.uk11.09.2001Big Country
35.Live In Cologne09.04.2002Cleopatra
36.The Greatest 12" Hits09.04.2002Big Country
37.Bon Apetit / The Web Album30.04.2002Cleopatra
38.The Greatest Hits Of Big Country And The Skids - The Best Of Stuart Adamson
& The Skids
04.06.2002UMTV71
39.John Wayne's Dream24.09.2002Track
40.Singles Collection Vol. 1 - The Mercury Tears '83-'8405.11.2002Track
41.Singles Collection, Vol. 218.03.2003Track
42.Rarities III18.03.2003Track
43.From The Front Row... Live!20.05.2003Silverline
44.Singles, Vol. 3 '88-'9301.07.2003Track
45.Singles Collection, Vol. 4 '91-'0023.09.2003Track
46.Collection28.10.2003Spectrum Music
47.Undercover17.02.2004Track
48.Rarities IV30.03.2004Track
49.Rarities V30.03.2004Track
50.Rarities VI14.09.2004Track
51.Twenty Five Live2007 Track
52.Fields Of Fire - The Ultimate Collection4/2011 Mercury77
53.Dreams Stay with You [Edinburgh Picture House, 21/04/11]29.11.2011
54.Live in New York City 198626.06.2012Immortal
55.In A Broken Promise Land09.04.2013Cherry Red
56.The Journey15.04.2013Cherry Red68
57.At the BBC: The Best of the BBC Recordings29.07.2013Mercury
58.80's Interview Picture Disc18.11.2014JDC
59.Five Classic Albums26.08.2016Spectrum Music

Tony Butler:

#TitleRelease DateLabelTypeUKUSA
1.The Great Unknown8/1997 Great West

Singles Discography:

#SP/EP TitleRelease DateLabelUKUSA
1.Harvest Home / Balcony
12" + Flag Of Nations (Swimming)
24.09.1982Mercury
2.Fields Of Fire / Angle Park
7" + Harvest Home
18.02.1983Mercury7 52
3.In A Big Country / All Of Us
12" + Heart And Soul
20.05.1983Mercury12 17
4.Chance / Tracks Of My Tears (live)8/1983 Mercury7
5.Wonderland / Giant
7" + Lost Patrol (live)
produced by: Steve Lillywhite
13.01.1984Mercury6 86
6.Wonderland EP
(Wonderland / Angle Park / The Crossing / All Fall Together)
4/1984 Mercury 65
7.East Of Eden / Prairie Rose
produced by: Steve Lillywhite
21.09.1984Mercury14
8.Where The Rose Is Sown? / Belief In The Small Men
7" Wonderland / In A Big Country / Auld Lang Syne (all live)
12" + Bass Dance
23.11.1984Mercury22
9.Just A Shadow / Winter Sky1/1985 Mercury22
10.Look Away / Restless Natives
7" Margo's Theme / Highland Scenery
4/1986 Mercury5
11.The Teacher / Home Come The Angels
12" + Restless Natives (Part 2)
6/1986 Mercury21
12.One Great Thing / Song Of The Youth
7" Wonderland (live) / Chance (live)
12" + Look Away (outlaw mix)
MC + In A Big Country (pure mix) / Fields Of Fire (live)
9/1986 Mercury15
13.Hold The Heart / Honky Tonk Woman (live)11/1986 Mercury55
14.King Of Emotion / The Travellers
12" + Starred & Crossed
MC + On The Shore
CD + Not Waving But Drowning
8/1988 Mercury8
15.King Of Emotion / In A Big Country10/1988 Reprise
16.Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys) / Soapy Soutar Strikes Back
12" + When A Drum Beats / On The Shore
CD1 + When A Drum Beats / Made In Heaven
CD2 + Wonderland
10/1988 Mercury47
17.Peace In Our Time / Promised Land
12" + The Longest Day / Over The Border
12" + In A Big Country (live) / Chance (live)
CD + The Longest Day / Chance
1/1989 Mercury39
18.Save Me / Pass Me By
12" + Wonderland / 1,000 Yard Stare / Dead On Arrival (all live)
CD + World On Fire
4/1990 Mercury41
19.Heart Of The World / Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
12" + Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys) / Peace In Our Time
CD + Restless Natives
7/1990 Mercury50
20.0. Republican Party Reptile / Comes A Time / You, Me And The Truth
CD + Freedom Song / Kiss The Girl Goodbye / I'm Only Waiting
8/1991 Vertigo37
21.Beautiful People / Return Of The Two Headed King
12" + Fly Like An Eagle
CD + Rockin' In The Free World
10/1991 Vertigo12
22.Alone / Never Take Your Place
12" + Winter Sky / Look Away
CD + Chance / Rockin' In The Free World / Eastworld
15.02.1993Compulsion19
23.Ships (Where Were You) / Oh Well
12",CD1 + (Don't Fear) The Reaper / Woodstock
CD2 + The Buffalo Skinners / Cracked Actor / Paranoid
12.04.1993Compulsion19
24.One I Love13.09.1993RCA
25.I'm Not Ashamed / One In A Million / Monday Tuesday Girl
I'm Not Ashamed / Crazy Times / In A Big Country / Blue
15.05.1995Transatlantic69
On A Green Planet22.05.1995Transatlantic
26.You Dreamer / Eighteen / Vicious / On The Road Again
You Dreamer / Ice Cream Smile / Magic In Your Eyes / Bianca
12" + Hardly a Mountain / Golden Boy Loves Golden Girl / Can You Feel The Winter
produced by: Chris Sheldon
7/1995 Castle68
27.Non! (Stop The Tests)
(Post Nuclear Talking Blues / Blue On A Green Planet / God's Great Mistake / All Go Together)
27.11.1995Transatlantic80
28.Stay Alive In A Big Country
& Mr Blank
24.03.1997Ripe
29.Fragile Thing / Dust On The Road / Camp Smedley's Theme
& Eddi Reader
02.08.199969
30.See You / Perfect World10/1999 Track
31.Somebody Else5/2000
32.Fragile Thing / I Get Hurt / John Wayne Dreams
produced by: Rafe McKenna
01.01.2003SPV
33.In A Big Country (Noel Sanger remix)28.04.2003RR 1000
34.Another Country8/2011 Track

Videos:

1. Through A Big Country - 1990, Channel 5
2. Final Fling - 6/2002, Classic Pictures

WWW Links:

http://www.bigcountry.co.uk

Various:

reunited 11/2010

Compilation Appearances:

"All Fall Together" on British Deaf Association charity LP "Sometimes A Great Notion" (29.10.84, Swing The Cat)

Tony Butler:

1997 own label "Great West"

appeared on the LP:

The Pretenders: Learning To Crawl (13.1.84, Real)

Mark Brzezicki:

appeared on the LP:

Joan Armatrading: The Shouting Stage (7/88, A&M)
Fish: Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors (2/90, EMI)
Midge Ure: Pure (9/91, Arista)
Tiffany: Pieces Of Me (10/18)

Pat Ahern:

appeared on the LP:

Howard Devoto: Jerky Versions Of The Dream (8/83, Virgin)

Stuart Adamson:

appeared on the LP:

Frida: Shine (8.10.84, Epic)

Press References:

Big Beng!
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19973906.11.199726Forum kritikumalbum review
2000820.04.20009Infokus
2000904.05.200038Forum kritikumalbum review
20001420.07.200048Singlosysingle review
Melodie
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19891 22Melodie ze světa
19921 10profile
Melody Maker
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19823925.09.198218Singlessingle review
19823925.09.198233Caught In The Actgig review
19824109.10.19827interview
1983819.02.19834Fast Forward
1983819.02.198323Caught In The Actgig review
19831219.03.19838interview
19831509.04.19833Fast Forward
19831616.04.198315It's Alivegig review
19832121.05.19834Fast Forward
19832228.05.19834Fast Forward
19832228.05.198313Singlessingle review
19832625.06.198318It's Alivegig review
19832809.07.198329It's Alivegig review
19833023.07.19834Fast Forward - Record News
19833130.07.198327Albumsalbum review
19833206.08.198312interview
19833420.08.198325Phoenix Park Festivagig review
19833924.09.198315It's Alivegig review
19834108.10.198316It's Alivegig review
19835010.12.198320interview
1984214.01.19844Fast Forward - Record News
1984214.01.198418Singlessingle review
19841621.04.198424interview
19841912.05.198434Video
19843222.09.198427Singlessingle review
19843406.10.19843Fast Forward
19843620.10.198424interview
19843620.10.198427Albumsalbum review
19843803.11.19846Talk Talk Talk
19844017.11.19843Fast Forward
19844522.12.198428It's Alivegig review
1992530.01.19936News
19952524.06.199520Live - Fleadh Festival 1995gig review
Rock & Pop
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
19911419.07.19919profile
19963 83Recenzealbum review
19972 109Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
20005 99Recenze - Novinkyalbum review
20006 14Pelmel
20009 76profile, discography
Sounds
YearIssueDatePageColumnType
1990030.06.19904First Reports