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Label: Mercury – 822 831-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Pop Rock

Kappaleet

A1 Flame Of The West 4:57
A2 East Of Eden 4:30
A3 Steeltown 4:39
A4 Where The Rose Is Sown 4:57
A5 Come Back To Me 4:37
B1 Tall Ships Go 4:38
B2 Girl With Grey Eyes 4:46
B3 Rain Dance 4:19
B4 The Great Divide 4:50
B5 Just A Shadow 5:40

Toimitus: heti   

Kaikki käytetyt levyt ovat pesty ultraäänipesurissa ja niiden kunto on tarkistettu.

Levyn kunto:  

Media Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+) like NM (1. puolen keskipahvi viottunut, tehdasvika, ei vaikuta soittoon)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+) like NM

Huom! Kuvat kansista eivät välttämättä vasta tuotteen todellista kuntoa.

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Kuntoluokitukset: 

Mint (M) - uusi, avaamaton
Near Mint (NM) - lähes uudenveroinen
Very Good Plus (VG+) - erittäin hyväkuntoinen, hyvin pidetty, ei naarmuja (jotkut kutsuvat myös termillä EX)
Very Good (VG) - hyväkuntoinen kuuntelulevy, saattaa olla hiusnaarmuja ja jälkiä jotka eivät vaikuta soittoon
G+ (Good Plus) - levyssä saattaa olla naarmuja ja jälkiä, pääsääntöisesti soi läpi

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steeltown

Steeltown is the second studio album by Scottish band Big Country. The album was recorded at ABBA's Polar Studios in Stockholm with Steve Lillywhite producing. It was released on 19 October 1984, in the UK and 29 October 1984, in the United States.[4] It was released on CD only in Germany, as well as remastered and reissued there.

Steeltown is the band's only UK number 1 album, topping the chart for 1 week in October 1984. The title track Steeltown was written about the town of Corby, telling how many Scots went to work at the Stewarts & Lloyds steelworks when it opened in 1935, at the height of the Great Depression, but later found themselves unemployed when the steelworks declined in the early 1980s.[5]

The 1996 reissue contains all of the B-sides from the album's single releases as well as the extended version of "Wonderland"

"East of Eden" was the only Top 20 single from the album, reaching number 17 in the UK Singles Chart.

Reception[edit]

Critic Fred Schruers of Rolling Stone gave the album a glowing review, writing:

Clanging and crackling with energy, this second album from Big Country rings natural evolutionary changes on the band's stirring twin-guitar sound even as it frames still better news: bandleader Stuart Adamson has rapidly matured into a songwriter capable of bringing meticulous craft to his obvious passion.[3]

Some critics reacted negatively towards the album, calling it muddled and overly dense.[citation needed] The album's relative failure has been attributed to the fact that many American and international fans couldn't relate to its themes and lyrics, which dealt with the misfortunes of Scottish workers and contained references to British politics.[citation needed] However, many fans today consider Steeltown to be the band's finest work.[citation needed]

James Dean Bradfield from Manic Street Preachers has cited the album as being one of his all-time favourites.

Personnel[edit]

Big Country

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