Remember when these guys were the "it" thing. Big Country was going to be huge. They were Scotland's U2. But then it never came to pass. I don't know why. They had the cool bagpipe thing going for them. They wrote great songs. In fact this whole album, The Crossing, is still pretty great. I through it on from time to time and listen to the whole thing, not just "In A Big Country" and "Fields Of Fire". The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite of U2 fame and still holds together well. If you are too young to remember these guys in their hey day, I recommend seeking them out.
In writing this post I discovered that these guys didn't really disappear. They've been releasing music all these years fairly consistently. I'm assuming the sales have been modest so as to not make any mainstream waves, but good enough to make a living. That is commendable. I hope to come across some of their more recent efforts to see how it stands up. If you've heard any of their more recent music I'd love to hear what you think. But for now travel back to 1983 for their huge hit single.
01 In A Big Country.m4a
02 All Of Us.m4a