No Place Like Home (album)

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No Place Like Home
Big Country - No Place Like Home.jpg
Studio album by Big Country
Released September, 1991
Recorded Rockfield Studios, Wales
Genre Alternative rock
Length 73:22
Label Alex/Vertigo (UK)
Producer Pat Moran
Big Country chronology
Through a Big Country: Greatest Hits
No Place Like Home
The Buffalo Skinners
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

No Place Like Home is the fifth studio album by Scottish band Big Country, released in 1991. (see 1991 in music). Its title derives from a quote in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which is referenced by the first track, "We're Not in Kansas". Dorothy's statement was in turn taken from the famous poem and song Home! Sweet Home! by John Howard Payne and Henry Bishop.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stuart Adamson; except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "We're Not in Kansas"   6:12
2. "Republican Party Reptile" Adamson, Bruce Watson 4:02
3. "Dynamite Lady"   5:35
4. "Keep on Dreaming"   4:00
5. "Beautiful People"   5:33
6. "The Hostage Speaks" Adamson, Tony Butler, Watson 5:52
7. "Beat the Devil"   4:04
8. "Leap of Faith"   5:44
9. "You, Me and the Truth"   5:19
10. "Comes a Time"   3:54
11. "Ships" Adamson, Watson 4:01
12. "Into the Fire" Adamson, Butler, Watson 5:53
1996 remastered reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Heart of the World" 3:45
14. "Kiss the Girl Goodbye" 5:12
15. "Freedom Song" 4:32

"You, Me and the Truth" and "Comes a Time" were bonus tracks on the CD and cassette releases of the album; they were not on the original vinyl release. The 2014 deluxe edition of the album restores the vinyl running order and moves these tracks to a bonus disc.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1991) Peak
UK Albums Chart[2] 28


Additional personnel


  1. ^ Demalon, Tom. "Big Country: No Place Like Home > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  2. ^ "No Place Like Home". Retrieved 20 September 2011.