Following on from the critical and commercial success of the 2012 Deluxe Edition of The Crossing and last year’s 4 Disc Super Deluxe Edition of Big Country at The BBC, Big Country are proud to announce the 30th Anniversary release of a 2CD Deluxe Edition and 2LP set of the band’s Number 1 album, Steeltown.
Produced by Steve Lillywhite at Abba’s Polar Studios in Stockholm, the album was Number 1 in many international territories and spawned 3 hit singles in the form of “East of Eden”, “Where The Rose Is Sown” and “Just A Shadow”. Both formats now also boast the single, “Wonderland” which was released between The Crossing and Steeltown but now finds its natural home on this 30th anniversary edition.
Disc Two of the 2CD Deluxe Edition now features the single A-Sides and B-Sides plus 7 previously unreleased rough mixes including 2 work-in-progress” mixes of “Wonderland” recorded at Castlesounds Studios just outside of Edinburgh.
The 24 page booklet comes complete with rare memorabilia and sleeve-notes by respected Scottish journalist and life-long fan, Tim Barr.
The band will be embarking on a World Tour later this year, including extensive dates in the US, and will be playing selected highlights from both Steeltown and The Crossing.
DISC ONE – The Original Album Remastered
- Flame Of The West
- East of Eden
- Where the Rose Is Sown
- Come Back To Me
- Tall Ships Go
- Girl With Grey Eyes
- Rain Dance
- The Great Divide
- Just A Shadow
DISC TWO – A-Sides / B-Sides / Demos and Rough Mixes
- Wonderland – Single A-side ( 3:56 )
- Giant – Single B-side ( 3:56 )
- All Fall Together – Giant Remix ( 5:05 )
- East of Eden – Radio Edit ( 4:11 )
- Prairie Rose – Single B-side ( 4:46 )
- Where The Rose Is Sown – Radio edit ( 4:07 )
- Belief In The Small Man – Single B-side ( 5:17 )
- Bass Dance – Single B-side ( 1:39 )
- Just A Shadow – ( 4:28 )
- Winter Sky – Single B-side ( 3:16 )
- Wonderland – Work In Progress Take 1 ( 4:12 )
- Wonderland – Work In Progress Demo Take 2 ( 4:27 )
- East of Eden – Rough Mix ( 4:50 )
- Tall Ships – Rough Mix ( 5:17 )
- Where The Rose Is Sown – Rough Mix ( 5:32 )
- Come Back To Me – Rough Mix ( 4:50 )
- Bass Concerto ( Bass Dance ) ( 5:41 )