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Big Country - The Crossing album flac Performer: Big Country
Title: The Crossing
Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave
Released: 1983
Country: Ireland
MP3 album: 1833 mb
FLAC album: 1374 mb
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: ASF DXD VQF AU MP3 AUD DTS
Genre: Rock

The Crossing is the first studio album released by Scottish band Big Country. The album reached in the UK; overseas, it hit in Canada on the RPM national Top Albums Chart and in the US on the Billboard 200 in 1983. It went on to be certified platinum in the UK and Canada. It contains the song "In a Big Country" which is their only .

A-Side lacquer cut at CTS Studios, B-Side lacquer cut at The Town House.

Band Name Big Country. Album Name The Crossing. Erscheinungsdatum 1983. Labels Universal Music Group Mercury Records. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen8.

Big Country was the former; a terrific band with a strong lead singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson who had tasted some success before as a in the Skids a four piece band that never broke through in America. Fans could be forgiven for being confused as this has been remastered at least FOUR times with different colored covers for each (except in one case), different bonus tracks (in many cases)all of which could lead to confusion. I'm forever grateful for the time and effort that went into creating the music for The Crossing. For the new fan, you've just found Big Country's treasure chest, enjoy! Initially it's the easiest Big Country music to enjoy and understand, although the band has spread out great music throughout the last 30 years for anyone patient enough to find it and appreciate it.

Listen free to Big Country – The Crossing (In A Big Country, Inwards and more).

Tracklist

A1 In A Big Country 4:42
A2 Inwards 4:34
A3 Chance 4:27
A4 Fields Of Fire 3:53
A5 The Storm 6:20
B1 Harvest Home 4:20
B2 Lost Patrol 4:50
B3 Close Action 4:16
B4 1000 Stars 3:32
B5 Porrohman 7:45

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Polygram Inc.
  • Distributed By – Polygram Distribution Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Ltd. (U.K.)
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd. (U.K.)
  • Pressed By – Cinram
  • Lacquer Cut At – Disques SNB Ltée.

Credits

  • Backing Vocals – Christine Beveridge
  • Bass, Vocals – Tony Butler
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Mark Brzezicki
  • Engineer – Will Gosling
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Nocito, Steve Chase*
  • Guitar, E-Bow, Vocals – Bruce Watson
  • Lacquer Cut By – EL* (tracks: B1-B5)
  • Lead Vocals, Guitar, E-Bow, Piano – Stuart Adamson
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite

Notes

Fully textured jacket with embossed silver foil artwork and lettering.
Includes a printed inner sleeve containing lyrics and credits.
Two squares printed on the spine; one is white the other is black.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 side A, etched): VOG1 3325-A-2 SNB 230 CR(:in circle)
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 side B, etched): VOG-1-3325B SNB 230 EL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 side A, etched (CR encircled and stamped)): VOG1 3325-A-2 ② ​SNB 230 CR
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 side B, etched (CR encircled and stamped)): VOG-1-3325B ④ ​SNB 230 EL

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MERS 27, 812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Mercury, Mercury MERS 27, 812 870-1 Ireland 1983
812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Mercury 812 870-1 Israel 1983
812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 812 870-1 Italy 1983
MERH 27, 812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Gre) Mercury, Mercury MERH 27, 812 870-1 UK 1984
25PP-99 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 25PP-99 Japan 1983

Tracklist

A1 In A Big Country 4:42
A2 Inwards 4:35
A3 Chance 4:27
A4 1000 Stars 3:53
A5 The Storm 6:21
B1 Harvest Home 4:20
B2 Lost Patrol 4:57
B3 Close Action 4:16
B4 Fields Of Fire 3:32
B5 Porrohman 7:53

Credits

  • Artwork [Sleeve] – J. B. & Q. Branch
  • Bass, Vocals – Tony Butler
  • Composed By – Big Country
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Mark Brzezicki
  • Engineer – Will Gosling
  • Engineer [Assisted By] – Mike Nocito, Steve Chase*
  • Guitar, Guitar [E-bow], Vocals – Bruce Watson
  • Photography By – Paul Cox
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Vocals [Additional] – Christine Beveridge
  • Vocals, Guitar, Guitar [E-bow], Piano – Stuart Adamson

Notes

Hecho y Distribuido en Mexico por PolyGram Discos S.A de C.V
EL DISCOS ES CULTURA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MERS 27, 812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Mercury, Mercury MERS 27, 812 870-1 Ireland 1983
812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Mercury 812 870-1 Israel 1983
812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 812 870-1 Italy 1983
MERH 27, 812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Gre) Mercury, Mercury MERH 27, 812 870-1 UK 1984
25PP-99 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 25PP-99 Japan 1983

Tracklist

A1 In A Big Country 4:42
A2 Inwards 4:34
A3 Chance 4:27
A4 Fields Of Fire 3:32
A5 The Storm 6:20
B1 Harvest Home 4:20
B2 Lost Patrol 4:50
B3 Close Action 4:16
B4 1000 Stars 3:53
B5 Porrohman 7:45

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram Records
  • Copyright (c) – Phonogram Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Big Country
  • Published By – Virgin Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Recorded At – RAK Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – CTS Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – The Town House
  • Mastered At – The Town House
  • Pressed By – PRS Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Vocals – Tony Butler
  • Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Mark Brzezicki
  • Engineer – Will Gosling
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Mike Nocito, Steve Chase*
  • Guitar, E-Bow, Vocals – Bruce Watson
  • Lacquer Cut By – PP* (tracks: A1 to A5)
  • Management – Ian Grant
  • Photography By – Paul Cox
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve – J. B. & Q. Branch
  • Vocals [Additional] – Christine Beveridge
  • Vocals, Guitar, E-Bow, Piano – Stuart Adamson
  • Written-By – Big Country

Notes

Green textured matte sleeve embossed with gold foil, green labels, and printed inner sleeve.

Matrix notes:
The "FP" on side one is etched, and is possibly the initials of the cutting engineer.
The inscription "DREAMS STAY WITH YOU" on side two is etched.
The "H"s in the runout strings on both sides are etched and the stamped "S" has been scratched out.
℗ 1983 Phonogram Records (label)
℗ 1983 Phonogram Ltd (rear sleeve)
© 1983 Phonogram Ltd (rear sleeve)
© Big Country/Virgin Music Ltd (inner sleeve)
Original sound recording made by Phonogram Records Ltd (London)
Recorded at The Manor and RAK Studios May 1983
A-Side lacquer cut at CTS Studios, B-Side lacquer cut at The Town House

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, etched, variant 1): MERHS̸ 27 A // 4 ▽ 420 W 1 19 FP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, etched, variant 1): MERHS̸ 27 B // 1 ▽ 420 H 14 14 TOWNHOUSE DREAMS STAY WITH YOU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, variant 2): MERHS̸ 27 A // 4 ▽ 420 W 1 1 2 4 PP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, variant 2): MERHS̸ 27 B // 1 ▽ 420 H 1 4 1 TOWN HOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched, variant 2): DREAMS STAY WITH YOU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, etched, variant 3): MERHS̸ 27 A // 4 ▽ 420 W 11 26 PP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, etched, variant 3): MERHS̸ 27 B // 1 ▽ 420 H 1 5 3 4 TOWN HOUSE DREAMS STAY WITH YOU

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MERS 27, 812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Mercury, Mercury MERS 27, 812 870-1 Ireland 1983
812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Blu) Mercury 812 870-1 Israel 1983
812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 812 870-1 Italy 1983
MERH 27, 812 870-1 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Gre) Mercury, Mercury MERH 27, 812 870-1 UK 1984
25PP-99 Big Country The Crossing ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Mercury 25PP-99 Japan 1983