Big Country News
The 4CD Deluxe Edition of Driving To Damascus includes the live-in-the-studio Nashville Sessions, single versions, alternate mixes from the US release ‘John Wayne’s Dream’ and two discs of demos.
Order here – cherryred.co/DrivingToDamascus
The box includes the live-in-the-studio Nashville Sessions, single versions, alternate mixes from the US release ‘John Wayne’s Dream’ and two discs of demos.
Out next Friday, you can pre-order the set from Cherry Red Records: https://cherryred.co/DrivingToDamascus
Modified prototype of Bond guitar.
Electrics were made at Simclar in Dunfermline.
Aluminium stepped fingerboard, composite body (I think). Schaler active pickups, 9 volt battery in the back. Custom made scratch plate with strat style controls. Flux capacitor not included.
Coming in June from Cherry Red Records, a 4CD deluxe edition of Driving To Damascus.
The set includes the live-in-the-studio Nashville Sessions, single versions, alternate mixes from the US release ‘John Wayne’s Dream’ and two discs of demos.
Released 30th June, you can pre-order from here:
Long time coming, between postal strikes, backlogs at sorting offices etc it’s been a nightmare Hopefully Royal Mails Cyber Attack has been resolved ! They have said that overseas deliveries could take slightly longer.
Rest assured I’ll post them out quickly . So please bear with us! Thank you all for your patience and support it is greatly appreciated !
Please note, we still cannot post to Europe! Thank you Brexit, the gift that just keeps on giving 😡
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.
Order yours here: http://www.proper-records.co.uk/2022/12/big-country-vinyl-re-issues/
An update from Bruce –
“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”
The Official Big Country store is now open with some new items including a T-Shirt to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Harvest Home being released.
Other items available to purchase in the shop….. Turntable Slipmats, bottle opener keyring, Stunning Red/white logo on black T shirt and by popular demand, a mousemat.
We are thrilled to announce the 40th anniversary tour for our 1983 debut LP ‘The Crossing’ along with very special guests Spear of Destiny on selected dates.
Tickets on sale now!