Proper Records are delighted to make again available the first three albums from the much-loved Big Country. Originally released on Mercury Records between 1983 and 1986, these records – The Crossing, Steeltown, and The Seer – sound as striking and singular now as they did when first heard.
Formed by ex-Skids guitarist Stuart Adamson in 1981 with old friend Bruce Watson and, from 1982, rhythm section Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki, Big Country proved a fascinating proposition, adding punk, new wave and even new romantic elements to heavy, meaning-laden pop/rock with a passionate Celtic slant and fierce integrity. Using effects, Adamson and Watson’s chiming guitars evoked traditional Scottish instruments. This was unique and proved highly influential. With a year of their first release, many existing bands began to emulate the group’s sound. Nobody achieved it quite like Big Country.
All three titles are presented with scrupulous attention to the detail of the original UK first pressings and available in audiophile 180gm vinyl. Whether replacing much-loved originals, or adding to a collection afresh, these are a superior way to enjoy such enduring and influential music.
“Building new pedal board for Crossing tour, this is the closest sounding equipment I could find to replicate the sounds from the album.
Amazing to think that this fits in a small suitcase. My original equipment went into a flight case the size of a fridge”
Subscribe to the Official Big Country YouTube Channel where footage old and new may be found. FrClassic television appearances, modern concert footage, episodes of Watson Telly and can be found on the Official YouTube Channel.
Friday 25th, COPENHAGEN – Kulturhuset Viften
Saturday 26th, OSLO – John Dee
Sunday 27th, GOTHENBURG – Pustervik
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the current situation with the Omicron variation of the Coronavirus, we are unable to travel to Scandinavia this February. We are currently working with the Promoter to reschedule these shows to 2023 as part of a bigger “Crossing 40th Anniversary Tour” and we will update you as soon as we have details available.
We can only apologise for the inconvenience this will cause to many of you however we have no choice other than to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved from Band, Crew, Venue Staff and of course you, the audience, is of paramount importance.
We look forward to coming over to see you in 2023
CARDIFF – 15th January 2022
PORT TALBOT – 27th January 2022
With the news today confirming that there will be no relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions in Wales, we regret to announce that the show in Cardiff on 15th January cannot go ahead so this date will be re-scheduled.
Once we have a date confirmed for the rescheduled show we will announce.
The venue in Port Talbot has now been converted into a Covid Vaccination Centre so this, along with the current restrictions, means that this show has been postponed and will now take place on 19th January 2023.
We know this will be a disappointment to many of you but obviously the health and safety of everyone is paramount. We look forward to getting back into Wales in the future for shows and thank you all for your patience during these strange times.