Formed in Dunfermline, Scotland in 1981 by the band’s guitarists and founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson, Big Country quickly broke worldwide with their initial album The Crossing, selling over 2 million copies and receiving 3 Grammy nominations in the US. Success continued, and the band went on to put out another 5 highly regarded albums before the release of Why The Long Face in 1995.

With original singer Stuart Adamson at the helm, Big Country scored 17 top 30 singles in the UK, and achieved 5 gold and platinum albums during the period.

This release includes not only the full length album “Why The Long Face”, but also their live 1996 album Eclectic, plus a huge array of bonus tracks and band demos, including alternative and acoustic versions of classic tracks such as ‘In A Big Country’ and ‘You Dreamer’, plus a whole load of rarities including Big Country’s cover versions of Alice Cooper’s ‘Teenage Lament’, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Down On The Corner’ and Neil Young’s ‘Hey Hey My My’.

All material contained within has been freshly remastered especially for this release.

Comes packaged in a clam shell box set, with booklet containing full sleeve-notes documenting the band’s activities throughout the release of the album.

DISC ONE: WHY THE LONG FACE

1. YOU DREAMER
2. MESSAGE OF LOVE
3. I’M NOT ASHAMED
4. SAIL INTO NOTHING
5. THUNDER & LIGHTNING
6. SEND YOU
7. ONE IN A MILLION
8. GOD’S GREAT MISTAKE
9. WILDLAND IN MY HEART
10. TAKE YOU TO THE MOON
11. FAR FROM ME TO YOU
12. CHARLOTTE
13. POST NUCLEAR TALKING BLUES
14. BLUE ON A GREEN PLANET

DISC TWO: BONUS TRACKS

1. I’M NOT ASHAMED (SINGLE EDIT)
2. ONE IN A MILLION (1ST VISIT)
3. MONDAY TUESDAY GIRL
4. IN A BIG COUNTRY (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
5. CRAZYTIMES
6. BLUE ON A GREEN PLANET (COOL VERSION)
7. YOU DREAMER (SINGLE EDIT)
8. ICE CREAM SMILE
9. MAGIC IN YOUR EYES
10. BIANCA
11. HARDLY A MOUNTAIN (HITW TAPES)
12. GOLDEN BOY LOVES GOLDEN GIRL (HITW TAPES)
13. CAN YOU FEEL THE WINTER (HITW TAPES)
14. I’M EIGHTEEN
15. VICIOUS
16. ON THE ROAD AGAIN
17. ALL GO TOGETHER (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

DISC THREE: ECLECTIC

1. RIVER OF HOPE
2. KING OF EMOTION
3. BIG YELLOW TAXI
4. THE BUFFALO SKINNERS
5. SUMMERTIME
6. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN
7. ELEANOR RIGBY
8. WINTER SKY
9. SLING IT
10. I’M ON FIRE
11. WHERE THE ROSE IS SOWN
12. COME BACK TO ME
13. RUBY TUESDAY

BONUS TRACKS
14. TEENAGE LAMENT
15. DOWN ON THE CORNER
16. HEY HEY MY MY
17. YOU DREAMER (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
18. I’M NOT ASHAMED (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

DISC FOUR: DEMOS

1. YOU DREAMER
2. MESSAGE OF LOVE
3. I’M NOT ASHAMED
4. SAIL INTO NOTHING
5. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
6. SEND YOU
7. GOD’S GREAT MISTAKE
8. WILDLAND IN MY HEART
9. TAKE YOU TO THE MOON
10. FAR FROM ME TO YOU
11. CHARLOTTE
12. POST NUCLEAR TALKING BLUES
13. CRAZYTIMES
14. WHAT ABOUT PEACE
15. NORMAL
16. GOD’S GREAT MISTAKE (ALTERNATE VERSION)

DISC ONE: WHY THE LONG FACE

1. YOU DREAMER
2. MESSAGE OF LOVE
3. I'M NOT ASHAMED
4. SAIL INTO NOTHING
5. THUNDER & LIGHTNING
6. SEND YOU
7. ONE IN A MILLION
8. GOD'S GREAT MISTAKE
9. WILDLAND IN MY HEART
10. TAKE YOU TO THE MOON
11. FAR FROM ME TO YOU
12. CHARLOTTE
13. POST NUCLEAR TALKING BLUES
14. BLUE ON A GREEN PLANET

DISC TWO: BONUS TRACKS

1. I'M NOT ASHAMED (SINGLE EDIT)
2. ONE IN A MILLION (1ST VISIT)
3. MONDAY TUESDAY GIRL
4. IN A BIG COUNTRY (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
5. CRAZYTIMES
6. BLUE ON A GREEN PLANET (COOL VERSION)
7. YOU DREAMER (SINGLE EDIT)
8. ICE CREAM SMILE
9. MAGIC IN YOUR EYES
10. BIANCA
11. HARDLY A MOUNTAIN (HITW TAPES)
12. GOLDEN BOY LOVES GOLDEN GIRL (HITW TAPES)
13. CAN YOU FEEL THE WINTER (HITW TAPES)
14. I'M EIGHTEEN
15. VICIOUS
16. ON THE ROAD AGAIN
17. ALL GO TOGETHER (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

DISC THREE: ECLECTIC

1. RIVER OF HOPE
2. KING OF EMOTION
3. BIG YELLOW TAXI
4. THE BUFFALO SKINNERS
5. SUMMERTIME
6. THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN
7. ELEANOR RIGBY
8. WINTER SKY
9. SLING IT
10. I'M ON FIRE
11. WHERE THE ROSE IS SOWN
12. COME BACK TO ME
13. RUBY TUESDAY

BONUS TRACKS
14. TEENAGE LAMENT
15. DOWN ON THE CORNER
16. HEY HEY MY MY
17. YOU DREAMER (ACOUSTIC VERSION)
18. I’M NOT ASHAMED (ACOUSTIC VERSION)

DISC FOUR: DEMOS

1. YOU DREAMER
2. MESSAGE OF LOVE
3. I’M NOT ASHAMED
4. SAIL INTO NOTHING
5. THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
6. SEND YOU
7. GOD’S GREAT MISTAKE
8. WILDLAND IN MY HEART
9. TAKE YOU TO THE MOON
10. FAR FROM ME TO YOU
11. CHARLOTTE
12. POST NUCLEAR TALKING BLUES
13. CRAZYTIMES
14. WHAT ABOUT PEACE
15. NORMAL
16. GOD’S GREAT MISTAKE (ALTERNATE VERSION)
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