on 8 February 2011
A worthy addition to the Big Country completists library here. These tracks are sourced by Bruce Watson and mastered by Tony Butler. They are rare indeed as they were not often played live. They are from North America 1986, Moscow 1988, London 1991, Germany 1991 and Kosovo 1999. The sound quality is good enough and of particular interest will be the inclusion of Inwards from The Seer video which is not yet available anywhere else. The interruption for fighting at the end however has been edited out. As Bruce says in his sleeve notes, this is not a 'greatest hits' album and as a consequence, I much enjoyed hearing the likes of Republican Party Reptile and Leap Of Faith played live. Another cracking amazon price for this little gem. I highly recommend this...enjoy!
on 29 January 2011
OK, they're not all 'rarities' as the title implies (Inwards and Steeltown are available on other live CDs), but for the rarities that are on here and the sheer quality of Adamson, Watson, Butler and Brzezicki live, this is an essential purchase for all BC fans and should be strongly considered by anyone with an interest in good rock music.