Big Country ‎– The Crossing

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Mercury ‎– 278 908-7, Universal UMC ‎– 278 908-7
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All Media, Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Repress, 30th Anniversary
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1-1 In A Big Country 4:43
1-2 Inwards 4:34
1-3 Chance 4:26
1-4 A Thousand Stars 3:52
1-5 The Storm 6:20
1-6 Harvest Home
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
4:20
1-7 Lost Patrol 4:52
1-8 Close Action 4:14
1-9 Fields Of Fire 3:31
1-10 Porrohman 7:50
1-11 Balcony
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
3:55
1-12 Flag Of Nations (Swimming)
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
4:36
1-13 Angle Park
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
4:06
1-14 All Of Us 4:08
1-15 Heart And Soul 4:32
1-16 The Crossing
Written-By – A. Wishart*, Watson*, Brzezicki*, P. Wishart*, Adamson*, Butler*
7:08
1-17 Tracks Of My Tears (Live)
Written-By – Marvin Tarplin, Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore
3:32
2-1 Angle Park (Demo)
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
4:18
2-2 Harvest Home (Demo)
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
4:24
2-3 We Could Laugh (Demo)
Written-By – Bruce Watson, Stuart Adamson
3:21
2-4 In A Big Country (Demo) 3:42
2-5 The Storm (Demo) 2:13
2-6 Big City (Demo) 3:27
2-7 Fields Of Fire (Riverside BBC TV) 4:14
2-8 Lost Patrol (Demo) 5:28
2-9 Inwards (Demo) 4:14
2-10 1000 Stars 4:09
2-11 Lost Patrol 4:55
2-12 Inwards 4:09
2-13 Close Action 3:48
2-14 Fields Of Fire (Demo) 5:25
2-15 1000 Stars (Demo) 4:34
2-16 Ring Out Bells (Demo) 4:40
2-17 Chance (Demo) 3:17

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Released in an 8-panel fold-out Digipak with 20-page booklet.
This 'Deluxe Edition' comes without the typical plastic cover for the Universal series.

A sticker on front says:
" 30th Anniversary Edition
Big Country
The Crossing
Digitally Remastered 2 Disc Set of Big Country's debut album featuring
24 Bonus Tracks including:
B-Sides, Demos and Out-Takes.
Contains 10 Previously Unreleased mixes
278 908-7 "

Tracks 2-1 to 2-3 and 2-7 to 2-13 were previously unreleased.
All songs published by EMI Music / 10 Music Ltd. except:
"Tracks Of My Tears" published by Jobete Music / EMI Music Publishing & "We Could Laugh", "Big City" and "Ring Out Bells" 'Copyright Control'.

The original album was recorded at The Manor and RAK Studios May 1983.

Project co-ordination for Universal at Hey Joe!.
24-bit digital mastering at The Audio Archiving Company, London.
CD package design by RA.
Grateful thanks are extended to Bruce Watson & Ian Grant.

This compilation
℗ 2012 Mercury Records Ltd. © 2012 Mercury Records Ltd.
A Universal Music Group release
Made in EU
Set No.:278 908-7, Disc One: 278 908-9, Disc Two: 278 909-0

Printed on disc tray inside:
Digipak Ⓡ by AGI Van de Steeg www.agimedia.com

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02527 89087 6
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [4x Universal logo] U 56350231/00602527890906 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI LQ57
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0721
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [4x Universal logo] U 56350228/00602527890890 21
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI LQ57
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 0721
  • Other (Cat# CD1): 278 908-9
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 278 909-0

Other Versions (5 of 122) View All

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

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