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  • Audio CD (27 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Gold
  • ASIN: B00004SEEE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,857 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  2. Seven Waves 4:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. What Are You Working For 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. The One I Love 5:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Long Way Home 5:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. The Selling Of America 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. We're Not In Kansas 6:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Ships 5:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. All Go Together 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Winding Wind 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Pink Marshmallow Moon 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Chester's Farm 4:37£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

One of their Strongest Albums is Finally Reissued in 2002 after a Five Year Absence on the Market.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Porrohman on 6 Mar. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Many people had lost touch with Big Country's music by the end of the 1980's. Their first album, The Crossing, was a classic and sold millions of copies worldwide, and their follow-up album, Steeltown, reached number one in the UK album charts. The Seer was another superb album but their fourth album, Peace In Our Time, although full of great songs, was produced in a very middle-of-the-road style which, in my opinion, detracted from the end result. As is the case with many bands, the record company were driving the artistic direction at that time. Personally, I think they did the band a disservice with Peace In Our Time, and sales of that album did not attain the expected levels.
Having left Mercury Records, The Buffalo Skinners was the first album where the band had complete artistic control over their music, and the result is one of the best guitar-based rock albums you're ever likely to come across. Originally released in the UK 1993, the album was, later that year, remixed for the USA market. The USA mixes took a superb album and made it even better but, until now, it has been very difficult to source this version in Europe.
This re-release of The Buffalo Skinners, from 2005, has these superb USA mixes and comes with four additional bonus tracks. Many people, myself amongst them, agree that The Buffalo Skinners was Big Country's finest album, but so many years had passed since their successes in the early 80's that the release didn't achieve the level of sales it undoubtedly deserved.
Despite their last studio album having been released nearly seven years ago in 1999, Big Country have recently been attracting a new generation of teenage fans, as well as some older ones.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb. 2005
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Some of Big Country is not my cup of tea, but boy were this band heading in the right direction at this point. Stuart Adamson not only plays the guitar to match the best, he was (until he so sadly took his own life) a brilliant lyricist. The lyrics on this album are all Adamson's - they are just so thought provoking (full track lyrics on inside CD sleeve) - just buy it for the words - it's worth double the price just for these lyrics alone!
There is only one way to play this CD and that's LOUD! All tracks drive along, with the exception of the lightly sombre 'Ships'.
'Alone' has always been my fav BC track, closely followed by 'Long Way Home' but this album has no poor track (unusual on an album). If you have never listened to Big Country then buy this, and then search out their best live DVD 'Without the Aid of a Safety Net' which features some of these tracks.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Jannuzi on 25 May 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is, of course, a re-release of the classic. If you only know Big Country from the first studio l.p., you might be in for a shock from the more conventional-sounding guitar sound. Well, the guitars are dense and still very B.C. This l.p. all-out rocks. It should have sold millions but sadly didn't. Many fans rank it, however, as their favorite or second most favorite B.C. l.p. If you like melodic hard rock with lyrics that make you think, you'll love this l.p.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. Fenna on 11 Aug. 2010
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Having been a massive Skids and BC fan I have to admit, like many that I got off the train to Wonderland in the early 90s. A combination of a confusing and over Americanised LP in No Place Like Home and (more powerfully) changing late teenage tastes (The Roses, Madchester, Pixies, Dance) meant that while I bought this I rarely listened to it. I suspect I was not alone as this did not sell well. If you look at what was going on at the time in music it's not hard to see why. Kurt's Death, Grunge everywhere the embryo of britpop forming, e/rave and commercial dance everywhere. Even U2 went post-modern with Achtung Baby. So in delivering a straight up full on rock/soft metal (in the best way) juggernaught of an Lp , it wasn't only me that BC were missing, it was the general zeitgeist.

However those who stuck with it have the last laugh. I bought this off Amazon recently and when you reappraise it the fusion of anger, melodic guitars, great lyrics and killer choruses make it one of the bands best. 'Alone' is one of the best BC songs of all time, and that includes all the better known classics. Truly clever lyrics, a minor chord undertone in a hard punching case - it's a true landmark. The rest of this more than passes muster and the sheer power drives you through to track 12. Other great tracks are 'The Winding Wind', 'All Go Together' and 'One I Love', the poppy one, but so much better than, say, One Great Thing, which was a mojor it in the 80s. It appears this was a minor US radio hit (their last thre) and rightly so. I was going to knock off a star for reissuing two songs ('Ships' and Kansas from the slightly disappointing No Place Like Home) but they are generally different so fair enough.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. S. Marlay on 3 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
Against the odds, given the waning passion that seemed to emanate from their last two releases (`No Place Like Home' and `Peace in Our Time'), Big Country came out with the thunderous album that seemed to have been promised ever since their 1984 effort, `Steeltown'. 1993's `The Buffalo Skinners' is a self-produced, impassioned explosion of rock that - even without original dummer, Mark Brzezicki - roundly delivers on pulling this band's working class masculinity, love of full-throated guitar and sense of political and social outrage together in one rousing, melodic, lyrical onslaught.

The infectious opening track, `Alone' has distinct punk and new wave overtones that squarely announce that this album has arrived and it is not going to be quiet. Almost without pausing for breath, it leads straight into `Seven Waves', with its understated, irresistible bridge that fuses into soaring guitar solos, echoing the lilting Scottish sound of old. Another whiff of Scotland in `What Are You Working For', before the anthemic `The One I Love' and the outraged `The Selling of America' and `Long Way Home' ("Half a million Nixon babies, Some with toys and some with rabies, Hunted by the Men in Black, No room here man send them back") thunder past. The pace does not let up with a rerecorded and improved `We're Not in Kansas' and overdone redo of the ballad, `Ships' (the only thing that could be in any way considered a low point).
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