Big Country, Peace In Our Time (1988)
A lot of the albums from the 1980s that are in my record collection either first belonged to my folks, my grandparents or an aunty or uncle – or I’ve gone and bought them because I heard them there first. If I haven’t inherited it I’ve sought it out, aimed to replicate the “community collection” I referenced as a young kid, so eager on music. But this is different. One of just a handful of albums released in the 1980s that I stumbled on myself – and not at the time. I can’t even really remember buying this, receiving this, acquiring this. It’ll be one from one of the second-hand-stores, sure. But when? And why? Did I read about Big Country first? (Probably). Or perhaps I liked the cover and figured I knew the name and wanted to take a punt…I don’t quite know. But it’s a beguiling thing, a wee not-quite-classic but at the right time over the last decade this has been a go-to album. Never an absolute favourite, but one of those ones I need to have and occasionally have to hear. And I think about who liked this band at the time and wonder who still likes them now. And I dive into the memory that is not mine.
Sample Track: King of Emotion
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