Big Country – Peace In Our Time – Cassette
Peace In Our Time is the fourth studio album by Scottish rock band Big Country, released in 1988. Big Country was known for their distinctive sound, incorporating elements of rock, folk, and Celtic music, as well as their use of guitar-driven “bagpipe” sound effects created by lead guitarist Stuart Adamson.
The album Peace In Our Time marked a shift in Big Country’s sound, featuring a more polished and commercially accessible approach compared to their earlier work. The album explores themes of political and social issues, as well as personal introspection.
The title track, “Peace In Our Time,” is a poignant and anthemic song that reflects on the desire for peace and unity in a turbulent world. Other notable tracks include “King of Emotion,” which showcases the band’s melodic hooks and emotive lyrics, and “Thousand Yard Stare,” which delves into the effects of war and conflict.
Although “Peace In Our Time” received mixed reviews upon its release, it achieved moderate commercial success, reaching the Top 10 in the UK album charts. The album demonstrated Big Country’s ability to evolve their sound while retaining their distinctive musical identity.
Peace In Our Time showcases Big Country’s exploration of new musical directions and their continued commitment to heartfelt and socially conscious songwriting. It remains a notable entry in the band’s discography and provides a snapshot of their musical and lyrical evolution during the late 1980s.
1. King Of Emotion
2. Peace In Our Time
3. Thousand Yard Stare
4. Thirteen Valleys
5. Everything I Need
6. Here To Eternity
7. River Of Hope
8. In This Place
9. Time For Leaving
10. I Could Be Happy Here