- Released: February 1, 1997
- Label: EMI Classics Imports
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1263 stars out of 5
- "[U]ndeniably still great."
- 1.Harvest Home
- 2.Peace in Our Time
- 3.Just a Shadow
- 4.13 Valleys
- 5.The Storm
- 7.Look Away
- 8.What Are You Working For
- 12.Long Way Home
- 13.In a Big Country
- 14.Lost Patrol
WITHOUT THE AID OF A SAFETY NET includes a poster.
Big Country: Stuart Adamson (vocals, guitar); Bruce Watson (guitar, mandolin); Tony Butler (bass, background vocals); Mark Brzezicki (drums, percussion, background vocals).
Recorded at The Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland on December 29, 1993.
Personnel: Stuart Adamson (vocals, guitar); Bruce Watson (guitar, mandolin); Mark Brzezicki (drums, percussion, background vocals); Tony Butler (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Pete Woodroffe.
Recording information: Barrowlands, Glasdow (12/29/1993).
Without the Aid of a Safety Net captures a live concert Big Country performed in December of 1993 at the Barrowlands in Glasgow, Scotland. For many observers, the band was well past its prime by this point, but for dedicated fans the first half of the disc is a treasure, showcasing the band in a stripped-down, acoustic setting. The second half is all electric, and while it sounds professional, it doesn't have the spark of other live releases in the band's catalog. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine