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Big Country – Look Away (12″ Mix) (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 2nd, 2017


“Look Away” is a song by Scottish rock band Big Country. It was released in April 1986 as the lead single from their third studio album, The Seer. It gave the group their fourth UK top 10 hit, and proved to be their highest charting single in the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 7.

“Look Away” was an even bigger success in Ireland, topping the Irish Singles Chart for one week, and becoming the band’s only number one single on either side of the Irish Sea.

“Restless Natives” is the theme song for the 1985 comedy film directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Vincent Friell, Joe Mullaney, and Ned Beatty.

Look Away (12″ Mix) 6:32
Producer – Robin Millar

Restless Natives 4:03
Co-producer – Geoff Emerick, Rick Stevenson, Stuart Adamson

Look Away (7″ Mix) 4:24
Producer – Robin Millar

Vinyl:Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Mercury ‎– 884 698-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, EP, Single
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Style: New wave, Pop Rock

Management – Grant/Edwards Enterprises*
Written-By – S. Adamson*

From the LP “THE STEER”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS


Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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13 Responses to “Big Country – Look Away (12″ Mix) (Netherlands 12″)”

  1. Dirk Says:

    Thanks Paul, great one. Big memories of a long forgotten summer of festivals and partying in the 80’s 😉
    And no, or well, yes, no, yes, I don’t mind great cover shots. This one is full of innuendo, handsfull.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Dirk 🙂


  2. OMAR Says:

    Thank you Paul .


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. Jeff Says:

    As you know Paul, I can’t contain myself when it comes to the rock 12-inch. I am super-excited over this. I love all your work on these records. You make the sound explode out the speakers. This is gonna be great. Thanks so very much for Big Country and all. I was just thinking of them this morning in the car to work and low-and-behold, here you go posting it. I love how you can read minds, musically. Just awesome.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am a musical mind reader lol Hope you like it Jeff there are some edits here 🙂


  4. Roy Mahoney Says:

    Big thanks for this Paul. Regarding Dirk’s comment above about the cover shot being full of innuendo, handsfull etc. I don’t know about that fella, to me they just look bloody cold! lol


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Roy they look like they are freezing lol 🙂


    Dirk Reply:

    Came back to second-look.. Understand the confusion. Innuendo isn’t the right word.
    But..nope, I can not unsee it.
    Man, it’s fun to have a sick mind 😉


  5. ex15 Says:


    Thanks Paul 🙂


  6. Josh Says:

    Awesome! Thanks a lot for posting this. Josh


  7. Junior Says:

    I love this band and I think this was probably my favourite single by them.

    Thanks a lot Paul 🙂


  8. negative1 Says:

    thanks for posting from one of my favorite bands.

    there was another remix of this also,
    but big country was one of the few rock bands that
    did remixes (like simple minds or u2)..

    so it’s good to see them represented here.

    still sad about the lead singer pass away.
    that makes me sad.

    but the music lives on.



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