Not as Good as the Skids Were...But Good
Sean Holland | Hog City | 08/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Where is "Fields of Fire"? It's my favorite BC song and sounds like an 18th century Scottish army storming out of the hills to crush the invading English armies. Anyway...this is a decent live record and BC were a good band. I much perfer their older albums. "The Crossing" is the best. Having said that, I perfer Stuart Adamson's old band, the Skids to anything BC ever did."
Mike Arthur (email@example.com | Dundee,Scotland | 11/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is Big Country at their stupendous best. The power and passion shines through, from the quiet haunting melody of Ships, right through to the power of the signature track "In A Big Country". I have been lucky enough to see these guys live several times, and believe me this album captures their live set superbly. Summing up... BUY IT!"
Pretty god Scottish folkrock
Bjorn Clasen | RollÚngergronn, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Europe | 11/28/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Big Country is maybe the most known band fusioning Scottish folk with rock. »The Greatest Hits Live« is exactly what the title says... but their best song ever (AND greatest hit ever, I believe?) »Fields Of Fire« is missing!Most of the songs are quite OK, and the charming Scottish remarks from the lead singer plus the faithful home crowd makes this a real LIVE album.Fourteen songs, however, is a bit too much of the same genre - the biggest disadvantage of CD's in general remains that the selection of songs is not selective enough!Oddly, »The Greatest Hits Live« becomes better and better towards the end of the album; the last five songs are the best ones. The highlights are »Ships« and »Lost Patrol«!"