Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits

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Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by
Released1990 [1]
Genre Alternative rock, new wave, Celtic rock, folk rock, post-punk
Length1:16:48
Label Mercury
Producer Steve Lillywhite, Robin Millar, Peter Wolf, Tim Palmer
Big Country chronology
Peace in Our Time
(1988)
Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits
(1990)
No Place Like Home
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album released by the Scottish rock band Big Country in 1990. It reached No. 2 on the albums chart in the UK. The tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 17 were produced by Steve Lillywhite; the tracks 8, 11, 15, 16 were produced by Robin Millar; the tracks 9, 13, 14 were produced by Peter Wolf; a new song - track 1 produced by Tim Palmer.

Steve Lillywhite record producer from England

Stephen Alan Lillywhite, is an English record producer. Since he began his career in 1977, Lillywhite has been credited on over 500 records, and has collaborated with a variety of musicians including U2, the Rolling Stones, XTC, Dave Matthews Band, Steel Pulse, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, Morrissey, the Killers, Kirsty MacColl, the Pogues, David Byrne, Big Country, Blue October, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Simple Minds, the Psychedelic Furs, Phish, Counting Crows and Joan Armatrading. He has won six Grammy Awards, including the Producer of The Year in 2006, and was made a Commander of the Order of The British Empire (CBE) in 2012 for his contributions to music.

Robin John Christian Millar, CBE is an English record producer, musician and businessman, known variously as 'The Original Smooth Operator', 'The man behind Sade', and 'Golden Ears' [Boy George]. Born in London to an Irish father and West Indian mother he has conquered blindness to become one of the world's most successful ever record producers with over 150 gold, silver and platinum discs and 55 million record sales to his credit. His 1984 production of 'Diamond Life' the debut album by Sade was named one of the best ten albums of the last 30 years at the 2011 Brit Awards. He has developed and run a string of successful businesses in car hire, music recording and publishing and is currently Executive Group Chairman of the Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group, which handles 150 artists and thousands of iconic songs, including “Simply The Best” and “Nothing Compares To You”.

Peter Wolf American rock singer

Peter Wolf is an American musician best known as the lead vocalist of the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983 and for a successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.

Track listing

  1. "Save Me" -5:30 Previously unreleased
  2. "In a Big Country" - 3:56 from The Crossing
  3. "Fields of Fire (400 Miles)" - 3:34 from The Crossing
  4. "Chance" - 4:41 from The Crossing
  5. "Wonderland" - 3:58 Single-only release
  6. "Where the Rose Is Sown" - 4:12 from Steeltown
  7. "Just a Shadow" - 4:26 from Steeltown
  8. "Look Away" - 4:26 from The Seer
  9. "King of Emotion" - 4:53 from Peace in Our Time
  10. "East of Eden" - 4:13 from Steeltown
  11. "One Great Thing" - 4:03 from The Seer
  12. "The Teacher" - 4:08 from The Seer
  13. "Broken Heart (Thirteen Valleys)" - 4:48 from Peace in Our Time
  14. "Peace in Our Time" - 4:36 from Peace in Our Time
  15. "Elledon" - 5:38 from The Seer
  16. "The Seer" - 5:26 from The Seer
  17. "Harvest Home" - 4:20 from The Crossing

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References

  1. "Big Country - Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits " at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  2. Sullivan, Caroline (30 May 1990). "Review: LPs". Smash Hits.