For better or worse, I never followed Big Country closely after the band’s first three albums. Overall, I liked STEELTOWN (1984) better than I liked THE CROSSING (1983), but I definitely liked both.
By the time THE SEER (1986) came out, I felt as though the band was repeating itself. And, yet, the title track of the album is as good as anything else the band did. Outstanding, really. Though, I’m sure that Kate Bush’s vocals didn’t hurt my view of the song!
When these guys were good, they were REALLY good. A few of my favorites from the first three albums: