More creative studio work from Steve Lillywhite as he gets to grips reconstructing and looping this track from August 1984. By now Big Country fans(like Madness fans in a way) were expecting a the 12″ version to be radically different and Lillywhite did deliver.
The lead single from their second album “Steeltown” the marauding bass of Tony Butler and drums of Mark Brzezicki are the backbone of the track. It is a complex arrangement given time to breath on this elongated version.
There was never any filler with Big Country. The B-sides were always great quality and this was a cover of the Roxy Music track from 1974 and it contains the lyrics where the bands name was formed, “Lonesome star shine on the big country”. They use some of the arrangement and lyrics for their track “Tall Ships Go”
Mercury – MERX 175
|A||East Of Eden (Extended Version)||6:22|
|B1||East Of Eden||4:24|