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At The BBC Box set, CD+DVD


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  • Audio CD (29 July 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set, CD+DVD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B00CETJ8JY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,188 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Harvest Home
2. Heart & Soul
3. Close Action
4. Angle Park
5. Inwards
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Harvest Home
2. Close Action
3. The Storm
4. Fields of Fire
5. Lost Patrol
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Peace In Our Time
2. Look Away
3. Wonderland
4. Broken Heart (13 Valleys)
5. Just A Shadow
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Fields of Fire
2. In A Big Country
3. Chance
4. East of Eden
5. Look Away
See all 39 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Disc: 1 1. Harvest Home 2. Heart & Soul 3. Close Action 4. Angle Park 5. Inwards 6. A Thousand Stars 7. Close Action 8. Porrohman 9. Balcony 10. Lost Patrol 11. The Storm 12. In A Big Country 13. Angle Park 14. Fields of Fire Disc: 2 1. Harvest Home 2. Close Action 3. The Storm 4. Fields of Fire 5. Lost Patrol 6. In A Big Country 7. Porrohman 8. Inwards 9. Peace In Our Time 10. Look Away 11. Broken Heart (13 Valleys) 12. Thousand Yard Stare 13. King Of Emotion 14. River Of Hope Disc: 3 1. Peace In Our Time 2. Look Away 3. Wonderland 4. Broken Heart (13 Valleys) 5. Just A Shadow 6. Thousand Yard Stare 7. The Seer 8. Come Back To Me 9. The Travellers 10. King Of Emotion 11. East Of Eden 12. Restless Natives 13. Tracks Of My Tears 14. Fields Of Fire Disc: 4 1. Fields of Fire 2. In A Big Country 3. Chance 4. East of Eden 5. Look Away 6. King Of Emotion 7. Fields of Fire 8. Close Action 9. A Thousand Stars 10. Just A Shadow 11. Interview 12. Heart Of The World 13. Porrohman 14. The Storm 15. In A Big Country 16. Chance 17. Angle Park 18. Fields of Fire 19. Just A Shadow 20. The Storm 21. Chance 22. Where The Rose Is Sown 23. Come Back To Me 24. A Thousand Stars 25. Harvest Home 26. Interview 27. Wonderland 28. Where The Rose Is Sown 29. Rememberance Day 30. I Walk The Hill 31. Look Away 32. Chance 33. The Teacher 34. In A Big Country 35. Inwards 36. Harvest Home 37. Fields Of Fire 38. Fields Of Fire 39. In A Big Country

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By michael bragg on 9 Aug 2013
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I am so glad this box set came out. Incredible music from one of the best live bands and sonically creative bands ever. For us Big Country fans who dodn't live in the U.K. it was great to see all of the BBC video thta we never got to see here in the States. The Cds also have great music from the demos to the concerts. It is well worth the price and I hope there will be other Big Country box sets containing music and video from the original lineup to the current lineup. Mega!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By neil moxon on 16 Sep 2013
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Absolutely Amazing as a Big Country fan would totally recommend this to other Big Country fans . It took me back many years ago when I got to see them at Hull City Hall will always remember the Audience singing to the Chance Blown Away
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By john r on 5 Sep 2013
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another great release from the big country vaults.
great to see the live gigs eventually being released on dvd and also the missing tracks from the original bbc hamersmith release!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 Aug 2013
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Great package, beautifully presented with great additional material. However there are some apperances on the beeb (which I have on vcr) which are missed and the qulaity of some of the footage on the DVD is not the best it could be, but for any Big Country fan this is a MUST buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. makar on 29 Aug 2013
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I highly recommend this box set to anyone who loves Big Country, this is a must buy!!! The recordings of Top of the Pops is worth it alone. So many videos that I haven't seen before, all great to watch and experience! The cd's are also worth it. So glad that I purchased this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By luke on 14 Aug 2013
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this boxset is made for the big country collectors..great rarities include live in hammersmith 1989 and the seer tour 1986
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By JMH1963 on 2 Aug 2013
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This is an excellent record of when Big Country burst onto the music scene back in 1982 (before the release of The Crossing), up to the point that the BBC and media in general lost interest in the band, following the release of Peace In Our Time in 1988.

The radio sessions, although previously available on CD, represent an excellent account of the band in its infancy and the live sets are generally excellent both in terms of sound quality and track selection.

The DVD has a whopping 39 tracks and there is much to recommend. That said the image quality in some instances is reflective of the archive nature of the material, being a little grainy at times, and the sound for the great 1984 Edinburgh Playhouse gig is a little muted.

But, some of the stuff on here is a must see/listen for anyone who is more than a casual fan. With the gig from Pier 84 in New York still not available on DVD, Live at Reading Hexagon gives us a rare glimpse of Remembrance Day and the I Walk the Hill being performed in concert by a band, not at their creative peak, but certainly at the top of their game when performing live - surely both these songs would have been better choices for a single than One Great Thing and Hold the Heart?

I'll let others judge the wisdom of the transition from checked shirts to shiny suits. Whilst the groups choice of singles and clothes may (in my opinion) leave something to be desired, there can be no doubt that this band released some of the most emotionally moving and rousing rock music of the 80s, and that live in concert they were simply fantastic.

I say were, but they still are. As most fans will know the band have reformed with Mike Peters of The Alarm taking over vocal duties.
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