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Without the Aid of a Safety Net: Live at Glasgow Barrowland 1993

Big Country Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (17 Feb 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Gold
  • ASIN: B000006SWJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,034 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Harvest Home
2. Peace In Our Time
3. Just A Shadow
4. 13 Valleys
5. The Storm
6. Chance
7. Look Away
8. What Are You Working For
9. Steeltown
10. Ships
11. Wonderland
12. Long Way Home
13. In A Big Country
14. Lost Patrol

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 31 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
Possibly I'm biased because I was privileged to be there at the Barras for this gig, but in my opinion it never got better than this. A great mix of passionately played songs, and a bunch of acoustic tracks to open with- Harvest Home being especially good.
Surprised at no "We're not in Kansas", and they did cut short the audience participation on "Lost Patrol" but these are minor gripes. I thought The Buffalo Skinners was their best album since The Crossing, so I couldn't ask for anything else from this album. If you have anything resembling a heart, you'll respond to this kind of music. RIP Stuart- the world lost one of its few genuinely caring and talented singer-songwriters when you left us. If only you'd had the same faith you instilled in those of us who heard you.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but beware misleading reviewers...! 3 Mar 2003
By JC
Format:Audio CD
..beware..At least the first half dozen tracks of this little package are effectively 'Big Country Unplugged' - think the sound of the MTV Nirvana sessions compared to their normal sound. So there are no 'bagpipe guitars'! There's no more obvious example of this than opener 'Harvest Home'. If hearing a band whose music you love express themselves in a purer, more intimate, more stripped-down way sounds like your cup of tea, buy for a different experience. If you can't live without the big Celtic rock sound, look elsewhere.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Country at their best! 28 Jan 2000
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Format:Audio CD
Big Country at their best! This band shine live, and this CD is no exception. With the wailing 'bagpipe guitars' to the intricate drum patterns, few bands could better them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Big Country 13 Nov 2000
By Christopher R. Cicatelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
i have finally found the best live album ever recorded. Live Without The Aid of a Safety Net is simply amazing... evenly divided between acoustic and electric, the song selection is superb...reaching back to the glory days with an amazing acoustic rendition of Chance (The Crossing) to an unforgettable version of Steeltown (Steeltown)....to an explosive Look Away (The Seer). I'm tellin' you....everything on this album is fantastic...the crowd favorites are there, the full onslaught of Big Country sound is there, the subtle, powerful acoustic sets... You will not go wrong with this...Big Country fans of old, and Big Country fans of new alike....this is the CD that holds the key to the ultimate Big Country experience....go ahead listen to the samples before you buy it, but i'm tellin ya, this CD has not been out of my CD player since i got it...just wait until you hear "Just A Shadow"...amazing. Five stars? yeah right, try a "thousand stars"...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best live album of the 1990s 9 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
To find a recorded live performance by a rock band so equally fiery & visionary you have to go back to The Who's 1970 release, Live at Leeds. Big Country fuses it all: bluegrass, punk rock, new wave, traditional British rock, African and reggae rhythms, American blues, Celtic imagery. Don't miss this one -- half acoustic, the second half plugged in, all their greatest songs performed on their home turf at the Barrowlands, Glasgow, December of 1993.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars (for Fans and Scots) 17 Sep 2000
By D.A.Knight - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This album is a healthy collection of acoustic and electric performances. Some songs are revealed here as obvious fan favourites based on the crowd participation. There isn't a stinker among them, so it comes highly recommended. Do check the samples here.
Those who are only familiar with their "In A Big Country" song, may be surprised by the rest of their material, so I don't know if it's a good intro to the band. I also recommend it though, because it gives an idea as to what good contemporary Scottish rock is all about. These are heart-felt, subtantial lyrical expressions presented to us, dealing with a variety of issues.
5.0 out of 5 stars Acoustic to Electric -Best of 7 May 2000
By Howard Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Without the Aid of a Safety Net is a GREAT album if you are looking to buy just one live BC album, all the hits are on the this cd, recorded at the Barrowlands, and the acoustic versions of Peace in Our Time and 13 Valleys will blow you away. It also contains a great edition of Chance! The album is packed all the way through, and ends with a thundering edition of Lost Patrol. If you like any Celtic Rock whatsoever, you must get this album. Also if you like Neil Young, you will love this album.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent live album. 12 Jan 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent live album by a group which should have been a huge sucess commercially but has been largely overlooked by the general public.
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