This is the first of two singles for the song "Alone" from Big Country's 1993 album, Buffalo Skinners. It includes two B-sides, "Eastworld" and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," and one live track recorded at the Town and Country Club in 1991, "Chance." Like most Big Country singles, this will appeal to the die-hard fans. They will appreciate the great version of "Chance" (a standout from their debut album The Crossing). The band's studio version of "Rockin' in the Free World" is better than the live version available on the Beautiful People U.K. CD single. For American fans, who haven't seen Big Country come stateside in years and years, collecting their singles is a good way to get live tracks. Fans considering buying this one will also want the second CD in this set, which has a studio version of "Never Take Your Place," as well as "Winter Sky" and "Look Away" live.
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AllMusic Review by JT Griffith