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Angle Park

  The Crossing (30th Anniversary edition) (2012) 4:12
 
 
 
Music: Stuart Adamson & Bruce Watson
 

Bass Concerto

  Steeltown (Deluxe Edition) (2014) 5:41
 
Music: Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler & Bruce Watson
 
 
 
 

Bass Dance

  Where The Rose Is Sown (7” (German) & 12” singles) (1984)
Steeltown (Remaster) (1996) 1:39
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (Where The Rose Is Sown) (2002) 1:41
Steeltown (Deluxe Edition) (2014) 1:39
 
Music: Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler & Bruce Watson
 

Camp Smedley’s Theme

  See You/Perfect World (CD single #2) (1999) 4:04
Fragile Thing (German ed.) (1999)
Singles Collection Vol. 4 (’91 - ’00) (See You/Perfect World) (2003) 4:03
 
Music: Mark Brzezicki & Bruce Watson
 
 

The Crossing

  The Crossing (30th Anniversary edition) (2012) 4:13
 
 
 
Music: Adamson, Brzezicki, Butler, Watson, P. Wishart & A. Wishart
 

Dead On Arrival

  Save Me (12” single) (1990)
Master Series (1997) 3:28
Restless Natives & Rarities (1998) 3:28
Bruce Watson: Hi Yo Tonto…Away (2001) 2:51
Singles Collection Vol. 3 - (’88 - ’93) (Save Me) (2003) 3:27
No Place Like Home (Re-Presents) (2014) 3:30
 
Music: Bruce Watson
 

Flag of Nations (Swimming)

  Harvest Home (12” single) (1982)
Restless Natives & Rarities (1998) 4:39
Singles Collection Vol. 1 - The Mercury Years (’83 - ’84) (Harvest Home) (2002) 4:37
 
Music: Stuart Adamson
 

Flower of Scotland

  In A Broken Promise Land (2013)
 
Instrumental recording played as band entered stage in December 2012
 
Music: Roy Williamson of “The Corries”
© Corries Music Ltd www.thecorries.com
 
This song commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when the Scottish Army under Robert I (the Bruce) King of Scots defeated Edward II, King of England. This ended the English rule of Scotland. Ironically in 1603 Elizabeth I died childless and her second cousin James VI, King of Scots, ascended to the English throne, thus gaining by marriage what what force of arms could not.
Roy Williamson and Ronnie Browne played together as The Corries for 28 years, until Roy died in 1990.
Also see: Flower of Scotland
 

Garfunkel Gets A Hot Dog

  Bruce Watson: Hi Yo Tonto...Away! (2001) 4:11
 
Music: Bruce Watson
 
This song is not actually credited to Big Country; however, in the liner notes for “Hi Yo Tonto...Away!” Bruce Watson states that the musicians for this track were Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, and Mark Brzezicki. In addition, Bruce told Liam Shand that the song was recorded by Big Country as a possible B-side for “River of Hope”.
 

Giant

  Wonderland (7” & 12” singles) (1984)
Through A Big Country (The “Great Box”) (The Crossing) (1991) 5:18 (mislabeled as “All Fall Together”)
In A Big Country (1995) 3:57
The Seer (remaster) (1996) 3:57
In A Big Country (German edition) (2001) 3:57
Singles Collection Vol. 1 - The Mercury Years (’83 - ’84) (Wonderland) (2002) 5:19
Steeltown (Deluxe Edition) (2014) 3:56
Wonderland - The Essential Big Country (2017) 3:57
 
Music: Big Country
 
Also see: Girl With Grey Eyes
 

Heart & Soul

  The Crossing (30th Anniversary edition) (2012) 5:17
 
 
 
Music: Stuart Adamson, Mark Brzezicki, Tony Butler, & Bruce Watson
 

Highland Scenery

  Look Away (7” single Special Collector’s Edition 2 x 7”) (1986)
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (Look Away) (2002)  4:12
The Seer (Re-Presents) (2014) 4:11
 
Included as a part of the Restless Natives soundtrack on the B-Side of The Teacher 12” single, Restless Natives & Rarities and The Seer (Re-Presents)
 
Music: Stuart Adamson
 

Hold The Heart (Instrumental)

  Hold The Heart (12” singles (1986)
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (Hold the Heart) (2002) 6:10
The Seer (Re-Presents) (2014) 6:05
 
Music: Stuart Adamson
 

Makes A Man

  Rarities VI (2004) 5:20
 
Music: Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, Mark Brzezicki & Bruce Watson
 
“Makes A Man” is an instrumental version of “What Makes A Man
 

Margo’s Theme

  Look Away (7” single Special Collector’s Edition 2 x 7”) (1986)
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (The Teacher) 4:12
The Seer (Re-Presents) (2014) 3:44
 
Included as a part of the Restless Natives soundtrack on the B-Side of Look Away 12” single, Restless Natives & Rarities and The Seer (Re-Presents)
 
Music: Stuart Adamson
 

On The Shore

  King of Emotion (Cassette single) (1988)
Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys) (12” single) (1988)
Restless Natives & Rarities (1998) 3:42
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (King of Emotion) (2002) 3:40
Singles Collection Vol. 3 (’88 - ’93) (Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys)) (2003) 3:38
Peace In Our Time (Re-Presents) (2014) 3:43
 
Music: Big Country
 

Porrohman

  The Crossing (30th Anniversary edition) (2012) 7:58
 
 
 
Music: Big Country
 

Soapy Soutar Strikes Back

  Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys) (CD, 7” & 12” singles) (1988) 4:17
Peace In Our Time (In Store Play Sampler) (1988)
Master Series (1997) UK 4:15
Singles Collection Vol. 3 (’88 - ’93) (Broken Heart) (2003) 4:14
Peace In Our Time (Re-Presents) (2014) 4:15
Wonderland - The Essential Big Country (2017) 4:11
 
Music: Bruce Watson
 

The Travellers

  King of Emotion (CD, 7” & 12” singles) (1988) 3:12
Peace In Our Time (1988) 3:12
Through A Big Country (The “Great Box”) (Peace In Our Time) (1991) 3:14
The Collection: 1982-1988 (1993) 3:13
BBC Live In Concert (1995) 3:33
Peace In Our Time (remaster) (1996) 3:13
Singles Collection Vol. 2 - The Mercury Years (’84 - ’88) (King of Emotion) (2002) 3:14
No Place Like Home + Peace In Our Time (2003) 3:13
At The BBC (Disc 3) (2013) 3:36
The Best of The BBC Recordings (2013) 3:36
Peace In Our Time (Re-Presents) (2014) 3:18
Wonderland - The Essential Big Country (2017) 3:12
 
Music: Stuart Adamson & Bruce Watson
 

Wolfman and The Clown /
Cuts Like A Spoon

  Rarities VI (2004) 3:39 (listed as ‘Wolfman and The Clown’)
Peace In Our Time (Re-Presents) (2014) 3:41 (listed as ‘Cuts Like A Spoon’)
 
Music: Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, Mark Brzezicki & Bruce Watson
 

Wonderland

  Steeltown (Deluxe Edition) (2014) 4:12 & 4:27
 
Music: Bruce Watson
 
 
 
 

Your Spirit To Me (“Backwards” version)

  John Wayne’s Dream (2002) 1:33 (Appearing after, but as part of the same track as John Wayne’s Dream. (8:44))
Driving To Damascus (2CD & 2LP editions) (2011) 1:33 (Appearing after, but as part of the same track as Look Away. (8:17))
 
Music: Stuart Adamson, Tony Butler, Mark Brzezicki & Bruce Watson