No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home is the fifth studio album by Scottish band Big Country
Big Country
Big Country are a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife in 1981. They were most popular in the early to mid-1980s, but they still release material for a cult following...

, released in 1991. (see 1991 in music
1991 in music
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). Its title derives from a quote in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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, 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!
Home! Sweet Home!
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by John Howard Payne
John Howard Payne
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 and Henry Bishop.

Track listing

Chart performance

Chart (1991) Peak
UK Albums Chart 28


  • Stuart Adamson
    Stuart Adamson
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     - guitar, vocals
  • Mark Brzezicki
    Mark Brzezicki
    Mark Brzezicki is a rock drummer, who is primarily known for his work with Big Country, and was a member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum. He has also played with Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, Midge Ure, Fish, The Pretenders and many others...

     - drums, percussion
  • Tony Butler
    Tony Butler
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     - bass, vocals
  • Bruce Watson
    Bruce Watson (guitarist)
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     - guitar, mandolin
  • Richie Close - piano, programming
  • Katie Kissoon - additional vocals
  • Carole Kenyan - additional vocals
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