Album review: Big Country - The Journey

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I DIDN’T know what to expect when I heard Big Country were making a first new album in 14 years, and the first since the tragic death of frontman Stuart Adamson.

But Mike Peters of The Alarm, who has been touring with them live, steps into his shoes and helps pull off an album every bit as good as some of the original line-up’s work.

Yes, they sound a bit like The Alarm at times, but the likes of In A Broken Promise Land, Return and Winter Fire make this a fine comeback. 7/10. GW