Although known primarily for this single in the US, Big Country had a strings of singles chart in the UK from 1983-93. Several songs actually charted higher than "In a Big Country," but mostly they are known for this Scottish rock anthem.
The 12 inch single was only available in the UK. If you were lucky enough to snag one, you got a great remix. Side A included the "pure mix" that added over 2 minutes to the album version. Side B was the album version and an previously unreleased track called "All of Us"