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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An ASTOUNDING double CD showing their true skill and talent
An unbelievable double CD at an excellent price.... how they make money, i have no idea, but their (unlikely) loss is your major gain...

So, what do you get..... 35 tracks of supreme UK music from 82 - 99, from Harvest Home, Fields of Fire, In a Big Country, Look Away...all the tracks you vaguely remember hearing on the radio when the days were longer, the sun...
Published on 4 April 2011 by D. Mitchell

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great value, but at a price
So, another Big Country compilation then. Universal Music have issued several collections already, be it 1990's first attempt Through A Big Country or any of the budget releases of the late 1990s and 2000s. "Fields Of Fire: The Ultimate Collection" is again budget-priced, but generously-proportioned at 35 tracks across two discs.

The downside is that due to...
Published on 21 April 2011 by Eric Generic


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5.0 out of 5 stars After all these years...they still ROCK!!!!!, 22 July 2011
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Ian Whyte (Lincolnshire,UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
A great collection that covers more early songs.....(with one or two great songs missing!)....a great summary of their works and sound....Great to hear them again and highly recommended to all Big Country fans!!!! Excellent value
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4.0 out of 5 stars Big Value Big Country, 19 Jun 2011
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John Halton (Lancashire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
With 35 tracks across two CDs this is an unbelievable collection for the price - just over 10 pence per track at the current selling price.

Whilst calling it the Ultimate Collection may be overstating the case - some good singles are missing (notably Alone) and of course the choice of album tracks is subjective (I can't help feeling the great Buffalo Skinners album has been short changed - this is a great selection.

What you get is great musicianship and songs sung with a real passion. The last track, a previously unreleased live version of Fields of Fire shows they really are one of the GREAT LIVE BANDS. And now they're back on the road, with Mike Peters of the Alarm on vocal duties, go see them you won't be disappointed.

If you're new to Big Country this is a great introduction. I'm convinced that one listen will be all it takes for you to want to go out and buy more from this great band.

Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Big Country On Fire!!!, 29 May 2011
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
What a superb collection Of Big Country's best songs on this excellent value double CD.I bought a Greatest Hits collection from the band once before,but the production was poor and did not do these great tunes justice.No problems here though,everything is spot on!
As with any collection there is always the odd song that is missing from your own personal favourites,can't please all the people all of the time,but there won't be many who'll be unhappy.
Shell out your hard earned cash on this and sit back and enjoy.
Peace in our Time!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 May 2011
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M. J. Bremner - See all my reviews
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great album from one of the greatest bands of all time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Big Country Collection, 22 April 2011
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michael bragg (glen jean, wv United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
I love this CD. It has a mix of some of the well known Big Country songs and some rarities, Like "Mary" and a live version of "Fields of Fire" that was performed on the BBc and was never released until now. If you're a fan of Big Country buy this CD or MP3 album. If you've just become a fan of Big Country buy this album. If you just love great guitar playing, incredible musicianship and well written songs buy this album. You won't regret it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful..., 8 Oct 2011
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M. C. Young "mutantmoments" (Cumbria) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
Brilliant compilation from one of my most favourite bands ever, Stuart, you are most missed and a great loss to the world of music....
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great compilation, 28 April 2011
This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
I have several Big Country compilations but the price of this attracted me to get it again.
There is a lot of great songs here but what surprised me was how good were the more recent recordings Big Country produced.
Stuart was a great singer and performer who is greatly missed.
This is a great collection of some of Big Country's best songs. To finish off your collection I would recommend getting their debut CD from 1983 "The Crossing" easily their best CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All Big Country's hits on one CD, 26 Feb 2013
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Jan Verhulst (Erpe-Mere, Belgium) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
THE collection of all Big Country's hits.
This Scottish rock group became very popular in the eighties, with hits as "The teacher" and the wonderful "Chance".
Their sound was a mixture of Celtic folk and rock.
A "must have" for all folkrock fans.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Restless Natives, 14 May 2011
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Worth noting that the version of Restless Natives is not the glorious 30+ minute version found on Restless Natives and Rarities (probably obvious given the number of tracks on the CD).
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHAT A BARGIN !!!, 17 April 2011
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D. Rose (u.k) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Big Country - Fields Of Fire (The Ultimate Collection) (Music CD) (Audio CD)
-BUY THIS CD IT'S AN ABSOLUTE BARGIN-
2 CD'S OF MOST OF THE KEY TRACKS FROM ALL THE ALBUMS FROM 83 TO 99(OMITTING SOME OF THE SINGLES WHICH DID'NT FARE SO WELL CHART-WISE)
BEST OF ALL IT HAS THE LATE,GREAT STUART ADAMSON DOING WHAT HE DID BEST - NOT MIKE PETERS KILLING THE SONGS, LIKE HE'S CURRENTLY DOING ON THE REUNION TOUR
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