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Restless Natives & Rarities
Big Country
Restless Natives & Rarities
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (15) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #2

22 rare B-sides, outtakes, demo version and alternate mixes cut for Mercury between 1982-1995. Includes the CD debut of the sought after 34 minute soundtrack to 'Restless Natives' (recorded for William Forsyth's film of th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Big Country
Title: Restless Natives & Rarities
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Int'l
Release Date: 9/15/1998
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 731455841121, 0731455841121, 766484635328

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22 rare B-sides, outtakes, demo version and alternate mixes cut for Mercury between 1982-1995. Includes the CD debut of the sought after 34 minute soundtrack to 'Restless Natives' (recorded for William Forsyth's film of the same name), plus'All Fall Together', 'Balcony', 'Winter Sky' & 'Song Of The South'. Double slimline jewel case. 1998 Mercury release. The full title is 'Restless Natives & Rarities'.

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One in a million find....
Christopher R. Cicatelli | bethesda, md | 11/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Restless Natives & Rarities" is excellent. Having been a BC fan since the early eighties, i jumped all over this collection of true, spirited classics from this Scottish band. The soundtrack to "Restless Natives" (an indie film from Scotland) is worth the price of the CD alone. The soundtrack is amazing...taking you deep into the heart of the Big Country sound and musicianship. The ghostly moan of the guitars...that bagpipe sound filtering through like a floating image on a foggy night...the pounding, heavy drum section....the beautiful interwoven bass lines...the soaring vocals...the powerful images of the frontier, the harsh seasons, the clouds of grey, "the winter sky" and of course the words...those lyrics....i know, i sound ridiculous. but i'm telling you, if you love Big Country...or if you've only heard a couple of tunes from this great band ("In a Big Country", "Look Away") this 2-CD set is a must...great b-sides previously unreleased ("The Longest Day", "Kiss The Girl Goodbye", "On The Shore") and of course, the soundtrack to "Restless Natives" that will leave your jaw on the floor for about 36-minutes ....i can't get this CD out of my stereo system...i have it at work...i have it at home...it never leaves my car...it is the ultimate collection of classic Big Country...Restless Natives and all."
Finally stumbled on a Diamond!
Tim Jones | New Zealand | 08/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I stumbled on this one,I knew it was out there on the web but never really expected to be lucky enough to find a CD store owner with enough old fashioned common sense to actually have one in stock, I really bought it for the title track which I had on very old 12 inch vinyl. This is a gem and as soon as you turn down the lights, rip the top off a McEwans extra and skip to track 6 on CD 1 you will be transported to another place , I had to wait about 25 minutes until the passage came in and although there is a different , instrumental rendition early in track 6 the version with lyrics is the best, Adamsons voice sounds the best it could and better than any other song I have heard of BC, worth the search.Other stand outs are Äll fall together, (also released as "giant" on a B side but with no vocals), On the shore, plus many others. If you see this available here, grab it QUICK!
Thank you."
This is a must for all die-hard fans
Lara | Orlando, FL | 05/14/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD collection because I absolutely have to have every Big country album ever made. "Restless Natives" will put you "alone upon the hills and snow" and will guide you "through summer sun and winter snow" where the "eagle was lord above". If you are a big fan of BC you will LOVE this CD."