In A Big Country – Big Country (1983)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, In A Big Country by Big Country. The record was released in 1983, on the Phonogram record label and has been reworked into the face of a navigation compass.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Big Country,  compasses, Orienterring or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: In A Big Country
Media Artist/s: Big Country
Record Label: Phonogram
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1980s
Genre: Pop Rock

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Big Country – The Artist

Big Country are a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1981. The height of the band’s popularity was in the early to mid 1980s, although they still retain a cult following. The band’s music incorporated Scottish folk and martial music styles, and the band engineered their guitar-driven sound to evoke the sound of bagpipes, fiddles and other traditional folk instruments. Big Country originally comprised of Stuart Adamson (formerly of Skids, vocals/guitar/keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar/mandolin/sitar/vocals), Tony Butler (bass guitar/vocals) and Mark Brzezicki (drums/percussion/vocals).

In A Big Country – The Song

‘In A Big Country’ is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country, released in 1988 as the lead single from their fourth studio album Peace in Our Time. It was written by Stuart Adamson and produced by Peter Wolf. “King of Emotion” reached No. 16 in the UK Charts. Unlike many of their bagpipe sounding guitars sounds this is much rockier and according to Stuart Adamson the song is influenced by the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women”.

The Compass- The Shape

Modelled into the face of a navigational compass which is often found on much of Big Country’s promotional material. A compass is an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions (or points). Usually, a diagram called a compass rose shows the directions north, south, east, and west on the compass face as abbreviated initials. The magnetic compass is the most familiar compass type. It functions as a pointer to “magnetic north”, the local magnetic meridian, because the magnetised needle at its heart aligns itself with the horizontal component of the Earth’s magnetic field. The magnetic field exerts a torque on the needle, pulling the North end or pole of the needle approximately toward the Earth’s North magnetic pole, and pulling the other toward the Earth’s South magnetic pole. The needle is mounted on a low-friction pivot point, in better compasses a jewel bearing, so it can turn easily. When the compass is held level, the needle turns until, after a few seconds to allow oscillations to die out, it settles into its equilibrium orientation..


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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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2 reviews for In A Big Country – Big Country (1983)

  1. mark smith (verified owner)

    Great purchase , looks superb(as all of his products are)

  2. PETER WATSON (verified owner)

    One of my all time favourite bands

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