Big Country

Big Country: The Nashville Album

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Big Country, also known as The Nashville Album, is a CD was offered initially through the Track Records website. As it is subtitled, this CD was recorded in Nashville and features four tracks from their 1999 release, Driving to Damascus, as well as two classic Big Country songs. Although the liner notes lead one to believe that the group is heavily influenced by the classic Nashville sound, it is not evidenced on this release. That is not to say that this is a bad thing. Actually, this is a vibrant, raw recording with minimal overdubs. Their version of "Chance" (from The Crossing) actually betters the original version. Slowed down, and much more bluesy, it is a true work of art. Adamson's vocals have never sounded better. The CD has a "live" sound, and the four tracks from Driving to Damascas have a rawer and edgier tone. Quite a good CD, albeit far too short.

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