Label: Track Record - Track 0004A • Format: CD Single, Promo CD Reference • Country: UK • Genre: Rock •
Adamson has described the song as being about "loss and redemption". Reader recalled for Allan Glen's biography Stuart Adamson: In a Big Country : "I was living in London and got a call about working with the band and Stuart came round to my house for a chat.
He explained that he would like to duet with me on this track, "Fragile Thing", and when I heard it I thought it was wonderful. The chart regulator, CIN, informed the label on the day of release that sales of the limited edition CD would not count towards the chart position due to packaging regulations the single had "one cardboard fold too many".
It was upsetting 'cause it was selling well. Utter madness! Speaking of the single's Lucilles Honky Tonk - Deadstring Brothers - Cannery Row commercial success, Butler told Louder Sound in "I know that I Get Hurt - Big Country - Fragile Thing hurt Stuart a lot.
It wasn't fair and the album died because of it. A lot of things went sour because of [the] scenario [with CIN]. It definitely hit Stuart bad. And it really did kill the commercial potential of the band. In a review of Driving to DamascusAaron Badgley of I Get Hurt - Big Country - Fragile Thing commented: "Listening to the harmony vocals melt with the guitars in "Fragile Thing," it's difficult not to be moved. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Big Country.