4CD released: Jun 30, 2023
DRIVING TO DAMASCUS 4CD DELUXE BOX SET
4CD Deluxe Edition of Big Country's eighth and final album with Stuart Adamson. 'Driving To Damascus' (1999), also includes the live-in-the-studio 'Nashville Sessions', single versions, alternate mixes from the US release 'John Wayne's Dream' and two discs of demos. Formed by singer/guitarist Stuart Adamson in 1981 after leaving his previous group Skids, the Scottish rock band Big Country were hugely successful in the UK and US, scoring four UK Top 10 albums including 'The Crossing' (a UK platinum, US gold record) plus a further 2 UK Top 30 albums. 'Driving To Damascus' features the classic Big Country line up of Stuart Adamson (vocals/ guitar), Bruce Watson (guitar), Tony Butler (bass) and Mark Brezezicki (drums) and was recorded in the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales. Album highlights 'Somebody Else' and 'Devil In The Eye' were co-written by Ray Davies of The Kinks. Eddi Reader is guest vocalist on the single 'Fragile Thing'. Ian Grant (Big Country manager from 1981 to 2013) has written the sleeve notes, giving a personal insight into the album's genesis.