Similar to "Look Away," "Fields of Fire" is a grand anthemic rock song, punctuated by the bagpipe-like guitar sound that was Big Country's trademark. It is also my favorite Big Country song. The video, with the train, bagpipe player and toys generally works quite well (although the WWI scene seems a bit forced to me). The song peaked at #10 in the U.K. and #52 in the U.S., and helped launch the band's debut LP, The Crossing (which would hit #3 in the U.K. and #18 in the U.S.)
From an American perspective, the band faded from view after The Crossing, although they remained popular in the U.K. for the remainder of the decade. As was mentioned in the previous Big Country post, the group remained together until lead singer Stuart Adamson's suicide in 2001. They have re-formed in recent years, although ex-Alarm singer Mike Peters departed the band in November 2013. It appears that the current lead singer is Simon Hough and the group remains active as of this writing.