iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from In Concert by Big Country, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

In Concert

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on January 23, 1989, this hour-long concert recording captured Big Country a little past its peak, during its tour promoting Peace In Our Time, which had broken a string of excellent, uncompromising studio albums with what was, in essence, a commercially intended sell-out (and a failed one at that). Nevertheless, Big Country in person remained a stirring act, its twin guitars leading the way through some of the group's better known numbers. Stuart Adamson's Scottish burr of a speaking voice was a surprise given the more continental tone of his singing voice, but he was a funny, self-deprecating frontman, which was notable in a group that seemed to take itself so seriously. Big Country would have been well served by a live release during its heyday, and 1989 would not have been a bad time for it. Released more than six years after it was recorded, this album is an archival souvenir for the cult.

Customer Reviews

This is not the BBC Live In Concert 23/01/89

Ignore the iTunes review this is just another Live Hits release again and again and again.... 3* for Being BC but no stars for the wrong album discription!

Biography

Formed: 1981 in Dunfermline, Scotland

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With their ringing, bagpipe-like guitars and the anthemic songs of frontman Stuart Adamson, Scotland's Big Country emerged as one of the most distinctive and promising new rock bands of the early '80s, scoring a major hit with their debut album, The Crossing; though the group's critical and commercial fortunes dimmed in the years to follow, they nevertheless outlasted virtually all of their contemporaries, releasing new material into the next century. The England-born Adamson formed Big Country in...
Full bio