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The Great Divide - The Big Country Podcast

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An audio fanzine for legendary Scottish rock band Big Country, displaying incredible levels of geekitude when it comes to the discussion of Big Country minutiae.

Latest Episodes

The Great Divide, Episode 86

This episode is about the 'Return To Steeltown' 35th Anniversary Tour, focusing on the very first show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. As it happens, Svein was at that show and brings stories, soundclips, thoughts and reflections from his first BC adventure. Several Speakpipes are featured from others who also attended this show.

146 MIN3 d ago
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The Great Divide, Episode 86

The Great Divide, Episode 85

Tom and Svein finish The Crossing deep-dive series with an entire episode devoted to the final song on the album: "Porrohman". The most epic song gets the most epic discussion: three hours of the deepest dive possible, the podcast's longest discussion for a single song ever. Enjoy the final episode from the last album deep-dive that we'll ever do!

180 MINMAY 23
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The Great Divide, Episode 85

The Great Divide, Episode 84

Tom and Svein continue to dissect The Crossing in the bloated manner of which only they are capable of. Three more hours, two more songs: "Close Action" and "Fields of Fire". We'll also hear some of listener Speakpipes and a rare live performance from the band. Only one episode to go in what is shaping up to be our deepest Deep Dive ever.

193 MINAPR 11
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The Great Divide, Episode 84

The Great Divide, Episode 83

The deep-dive of The Crossing continues with "Harvest Home" and "Lost Patrol." What was meant to be a nice and easy episode become the deepest of deep-dives with Tom and Svein going to unforeseen depths to unearth new facts and never-before explored sides to these songs. Unlike your podcast hosts, remember to come up for air!

199 MINMAR 11
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The Great Divide, Episode 83

The Great Divide, Episode 82

We take a break from The Crossing for our annual Yuletide episode! Expect the usual year-end summaries and related musings from your hosts. Marvel at the news of (and samples from) an unreleased Big Country covers album. Test your Big Country knowledge as you listen to Svein putting Tom through the ringer on the 'Great Divide 2018 Yuletide Quiz Show.' Enjoy, happy holiday season, and have at Yule!

135 MIN2018 DEC 23
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The Great Divide, Episode 82

The Great Divide, Episode 81

The crossing of The Crossing continues in this nearly 3-hour epic. Tom and Svein discuss "Chance", "1000 Stars" and "The Storm" in this episode. You'll also hear some rare interview clips and a Speakpipe or two.

175 MIN2018 DEC 20
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The Great Divide, Episode 81

The Great Divide, Episode 80

Tom and Svein delve into the actual songs on The Crossing in this episode. They cover "In A Big Country" and "Inwards," and break the record for longest time spent on a single song in the process. Plenty of deep-diving, sound clips and general hilarity in this one. Enjoy!

165 MIN2018 DEC 4
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The Great Divide, Episode 80

The Great Divide, Episode 79

The final BC album deep-dive is upon us! Tom and Svein get out their scuba gear and jump in at the deep end to explore The Crossing. This first part sets the stage for the song discussion that will begin in Part 2, and covers the early years of the band and how the music started coming together in 1981-83: the demoing, the record company try-outs, the Alice Cooper tour, the producers, the first trip to America, album recording, the new breed, and much more. Sprinkled throughout are sounds bites of interviews with Bruce Watson, Ian Grant, and Steve Lillywhite that also help set the stage. Enjoy!

133 MIN2018 NOV 6
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The Great Divide, Episode 79

The Great Divide, Episode 78

Fans have been asking for new music, and in this episode, they get it, although not quite in the format they may have expected. Tom, Svein and a lurking JfnG are joined by Bruce and Jamie Watson to debut a new musical project that Bruce, Jamie and Tom have been secretly working on over the last few months. That project is WKW, and the resulting 3-song EP they're debuting on the show is called "Hands Across the Ocean." The three songs are the result of a musical collaboration between Bruce, Jamie and Tom, and they are full of heavy, anthemic guitar music in the tradition of our favorite band. We talk about how the project started, play each song, talk about each song and let you know how you can get ahold of the EP. We also discuss a video for one of the tracks that was made with the help of GoPros and green-screenery. Finally, we talk about the latest news from Big Country and The Skids. It's an episode full of laughs and some great new music.

101 MIN2018 OCT 1
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The Great Divide, Episode 78

The Great Divide, Episode 77

After their longest break ever, Tom and Svein try to get back into the swing of things. So many things have happened in the past eight months, and our hosts do a good sweep through all of them to catch up ahead of coming episodes. Welcome to the big housecleaning episode!

126 MIN2018 AUG 18
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The Great Divide, Episode 77

Latest Episodes

The Great Divide, Episode 86

This episode is about the 'Return To Steeltown' 35th Anniversary Tour, focusing on the very first show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. As it happens, Svein was at that show and brings stories, soundclips, thoughts and reflections from his first BC adventure. Several Speakpipes are featured from others who also attended this show.

146 MIN3 d ago
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 86

The Great Divide, Episode 85

Tom and Svein finish The Crossing deep-dive series with an entire episode devoted to the final song on the album: "Porrohman". The most epic song gets the most epic discussion: three hours of the deepest dive possible, the podcast's longest discussion for a single song ever. Enjoy the final episode from the last album deep-dive that we'll ever do!

180 MINMAY 23
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 85

The Great Divide, Episode 84

Tom and Svein continue to dissect The Crossing in the bloated manner of which only they are capable of. Three more hours, two more songs: "Close Action" and "Fields of Fire". We'll also hear some of listener Speakpipes and a rare live performance from the band. Only one episode to go in what is shaping up to be our deepest Deep Dive ever.

193 MINAPR 11
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 84

The Great Divide, Episode 83

The deep-dive of The Crossing continues with "Harvest Home" and "Lost Patrol." What was meant to be a nice and easy episode become the deepest of deep-dives with Tom and Svein going to unforeseen depths to unearth new facts and never-before explored sides to these songs. Unlike your podcast hosts, remember to come up for air!

199 MINMAR 11
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 83

The Great Divide, Episode 82

We take a break from The Crossing for our annual Yuletide episode! Expect the usual year-end summaries and related musings from your hosts. Marvel at the news of (and samples from) an unreleased Big Country covers album. Test your Big Country knowledge as you listen to Svein putting Tom through the ringer on the 'Great Divide 2018 Yuletide Quiz Show.' Enjoy, happy holiday season, and have at Yule!

135 MIN2018 DEC 23
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 82

The Great Divide, Episode 81

The crossing of The Crossing continues in this nearly 3-hour epic. Tom and Svein discuss "Chance", "1000 Stars" and "The Storm" in this episode. You'll also hear some rare interview clips and a Speakpipe or two.

175 MIN2018 DEC 20
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 81

The Great Divide, Episode 80

Tom and Svein delve into the actual songs on The Crossing in this episode. They cover "In A Big Country" and "Inwards," and break the record for longest time spent on a single song in the process. Plenty of deep-diving, sound clips and general hilarity in this one. Enjoy!

165 MIN2018 DEC 4
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 80

The Great Divide, Episode 79

The final BC album deep-dive is upon us! Tom and Svein get out their scuba gear and jump in at the deep end to explore The Crossing. This first part sets the stage for the song discussion that will begin in Part 2, and covers the early years of the band and how the music started coming together in 1981-83: the demoing, the record company try-outs, the Alice Cooper tour, the producers, the first trip to America, album recording, the new breed, and much more. Sprinkled throughout are sounds bites of interviews with Bruce Watson, Ian Grant, and Steve Lillywhite that also help set the stage. Enjoy!

133 MIN2018 NOV 6
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 79

The Great Divide, Episode 78

Fans have been asking for new music, and in this episode, they get it, although not quite in the format they may have expected. Tom, Svein and a lurking JfnG are joined by Bruce and Jamie Watson to debut a new musical project that Bruce, Jamie and Tom have been secretly working on over the last few months. That project is WKW, and the resulting 3-song EP they're debuting on the show is called "Hands Across the Ocean." The three songs are the result of a musical collaboration between Bruce, Jamie and Tom, and they are full of heavy, anthemic guitar music in the tradition of our favorite band. We talk about how the project started, play each song, talk about each song and let you know how you can get ahold of the EP. We also discuss a video for one of the tracks that was made with the help of GoPros and green-screenery. Finally, we talk about the latest news from Big Country and The Skids. It's an episode full of laughs and some great new music.

101 MIN2018 OCT 1
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 78

The Great Divide, Episode 77

After their longest break ever, Tom and Svein try to get back into the swing of things. So many things have happened in the past eight months, and our hosts do a good sweep through all of them to catch up ahead of coming episodes. Welcome to the big housecleaning episode!

126 MIN2018 AUG 18
Comments
The Great Divide, Episode 77