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LINER NOTES

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"Thinking back, I can't tell you what a euphoric feeling I had that night in Glasgow. We had just got back from an amazing journey through the United States, where we were treated to the real rock star experience. The music we made at that period really struck a chord in the American music lovers conscience. To return to play our first gig back on British soil at The Barras' was the most perfect homecoming. We even had a new song to perform. Wonderland, if my memory serves me right was debuted that night (not a great version I seem to remember)
Pipers were organised to join us on stage at ‘the bells’ to play in the new year. To heighten the emotion of the evening, our then record producer Steve Lillywhite proposed to his then girlfriend, the sadly missed Kirsty MacColl backstage while the pipers played.
The Barrowland Ballroom is a great rock venue. It became our spiritual home. This gig could go down as one of the best moments in my gigging life. Long live the Barras and all who play in her".

Tony Butler 2009

"Like the Pope in the Vatican, the Queen at Buckingham Palace, the President in the White House,
Big Country at Barrowlands. The venue is without doubt, Big Country's spiritual home and for me, the most memorable and exciting shows we ever played. They were special for many reasons.They were an important bench mark in Big Country's growth as a performing developing band.The atmosphere and crowd response was incredible.
Even just before the gig the atmosphere was electric, and just walking on stage can only be described as being at a cup final and scoring the winning goal.
Barrowlands was famous for having a horse hair sprung floor and that meant that if you all jumped up and down at the same time,the whole floor would act as a trampoline.
We were now famous for having a very lively mosh pit and as a result, the entire PA speakers would sway at a dangerous level,so much so that the PA had to be strapped down.
I remember at that gig ,the crowd all pushed forward and the entire stage with full mountain back drop was pushed at least ten feet back.lt was the most unnerving feeling having the entire stage pushed back while playing my drums.
The icing on the cake was the Scottish pipe band who piped in the new year at midnight.
After an amazing US tour, playing at Barrowlands made me feel that we had finally arrived as a band, and that we had a true welcome home".

Mark Brzezicki 2009

Go Now

Like this old guitar that's playing
And the echo on your voice
Just another conversation
Were we the golden boys

And I remember when, we were young
We stood in line
And how they sung with you in the night
We played along

Go now, Like a flower in the desert sand

From the ocean to the mountain
Where the gods look down with rage
Just another cold addiction
From the cradle to the grave
While your dreams came true you stood still

We stood there too
And all the tears you shed we cried too
Like lovers do

Go now, Like a flower in the desert sand

There's another song inside you
Like the woman you should meet
Just another brief encounter
You're only living when you sleep

I don't remember when you got lost
Those days are gone
But the adventure ends and there's always a cost
Forever young

Go now, Like a flower in the desert sand

Between a father and a son
The city and the one
Like a flower in the desert go now

Bruce Watson 2009


 

CREDITS

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STUART ADAMSON Guitar, vocals
MARK BRZEZICKI Drums
TONY BUTLER Bass, vocals
BRUCE WATSON Guitar, vocals

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1.1000 STARS    
2. ANGLE PARK 
3. CLOSE ACTION            
4. LOST PATROL
5. WONDERLAND            
6. THE STORM   
7. PIPE BAND SEQUENCE*           
8. PORROHMAN              
9. CHANCE         
10. INWARDS    
11. FIELDS OF FIRE          
12. HARVEST HOME       
13. TRACKS OF MY TEARS            
14. IN A BIG COUNTRY  
15. AULD LANG SYNE     
Extra's                 
LIVE AT THE PEPPERMINT LOUNGE (1982)                           
PRESS CLIPPINGS                            
PHOTO GALLERY                            
FAN ROLL CALL                
*The Deysart and Dundonald Pipe Band               

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