Banco De Gaia ‎– Big Men Cry

Planet Dog ‎– BARKCD025
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1 Drippy 8:59
2 Celestine
Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Dick ParrySoprano Saxophone – Matt Jenkins*
3 Drunk As A Monk
Bagpipes [Uilleann] – Aidan O'Brien
4 Big Men Cry 6:11
5 Gates Does Windows 0:38
6 One Billion Miles Out 10:38
7 Starstation Earth 19:38

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5018791600816
  • Barcode (Text): 5 018791 600816
  • Matrix / Runout: BARKCD025 10460501 01 &
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN THE UK BY PMDC
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0461

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MR0163-2 Banco De Gaia Big Men Cry(CD, Album, Unofficial) Mammoth Records MR0163-2 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
MR0163-2 Banco De Gaia Big Men Cry(CD, Album) Mammoth Records MR0163-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
GKOCD025 Banco De Gaia Big Men Cry (20th Anniversary Edition)(2xCD, Album) Disco Gecko GKOCD025 UK 2017 Sell This Version
MR0163-1 Banco De Gaia Big Men Cry(2xLP, Album) Mammoth Records, Planet Dog MR0163-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
BarkLP025 Banco De Gaia Big Men Cry(2xLP, Album) Planet Dog BarkLP025 UK 1997 Sell This Version


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November 26, 2009
After the exceptional first two albums by Toby Marks on Planet Dog records, this third release has to go down as a disappointment for most Banco De Gaia fans I would imagine.It starts well enough with Drippy which is fairly typical Banco though it takes a while to get going.The next track Celestine is the highlight of the album-a beautiful piece of music.Drunk as a Monk keeps things going pretty nicely and the title track Big Men Cry is lovely.After that though the album really loses its way I feel.Gates Does Windows is a cop out fill in track,a waste of album space in my view.Then the last two tunes-Toby's attempt at Orb-esque chillout tracks doesn't really work for me.The best part of Starstation Earth is when it finally kicks in near the end,but too late I feel.Worth having for Celestine and Big Men Cry alone but if you're new to Banco I recommend Maya or Last Train to Lhasa.