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The Journey


Download links and information about The Journey by Big Country. This album was released in 2013 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 46:10 minutes.

Artist: Big Country
Release date: 2013
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 46:10
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No. Title Length
1. In a Broken Promise Land 3:21
2. The Journey 4:03
3. After the Flood 3:36
4. Hurt 3:41
5. Home of the Brave 4:38
6. Angels and Promises 3:12
7. Strong (All Through This Land) 3:47
8. Last Ship Sails 3:01
9. Another Country 4:44
10. Return 3:50
11. Winter Fire 4:00
12. Hail and Farewell 4:17



“The past is a foreign country,” sings Mike Peters at the start of The Journey, Big Country’s first studio album in 14 years. Coming to terms with days gone by is the album’s central theme; the songs recall the anthemic strains of the band’s ‘80s heyday. New vocalist Peters (formerly of The Alarm), founding guitarist Bruce Watson, and longtime drummer Mark Brzezicki anchor Big Country's latest incarnation. Collectively they acknowledge the influence of original lead singer Stuart Adamson, who died in 2001, with heroic yet tender lyrics and bracing, muscular arrangements. Songs such as “In a Broken Promise Land,” “After the Flood," and “Another Country” are driven by urgent guitars and tumbling percussion. “Winter Fire” expands the sound to achieve a prog-rock grandeur. Peters’ presence is felt in the melodic pop buoyancy of “Strong (All Through This Land)" and the title track. “Last Ship Sails” captures a volatile punk energy, contrasting with the ruminating balladry of “Hurt.” The album culminates with “Hail & Farewell,” wrapping the song’s bittersweet lyrics in stirring Celtic bagpipe tones.