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The Waterboys [Remaster]

  • 1. December
    2. Girl Called Johnny, A
    3. Three Day Man, The
    4. Gala - (unedited)
    5. Where Are You Now When I Need You? - (previously unreleased)
    6. I Will Not Follow
    7. It Should Have Been You
    8. Girl in the Swing, The
    9. Savage Earth Heart
    10. Something Fantastic - (previously unreleased)
    11. Ready For the Monkeyhouse - (previously released on the 12" single of "A Girl Called Johnny" 1983)
    12. Another Kind of Circus - (previously unreleased)
    13. Boy in Black Leather, A - (previously unreleased)
    14. December - (original 8-track mix, previously unreleased)
    15. Jack of Diamonds - (previously unreleased)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 37703

  • Credits
    ProducerMike Scott; Rupert Hine

    The Waterboys: Mike Scott (vocals, acoustic guitar, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, piano); Anthony Thistlewaite (saxophone, percussion); Steven W. Tayler (keyboards, bass, programming, background vocals); Nick Linden (bass, background vocals); Kevin Wilkinson (drums, background vocals); Ray Massey (drums).
    Engineers: Jim Preen, Steven W. Tayler, Jason Strokes.
    Includes liner notes by Mike Scott.
    Digitally remastered by Mike Scott and Chris Blair (Abbey Road, London, England).
    The Waterboys' eponymous debut album finds Mike Scott essaying his vision of "big music." Part Van Morrison, part U2, it was sweeping and romantic, with nearly every song stretched out to epic length. At this point, Scott's vision far exceeds his grasp, yet it's fascinating to hear him try to reconcile the two extremes. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

  • Critic Reviews
    Q (3/02, p.140) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...They fused the confessional tone of Dylan's BLOOD ON THE TRACKS, the yearning of Patti Smith and the rocking euphoria of the E Street band....proving that U2 weren't the only Celts investing in the redemptive power of rock..."
    Mojo (Publisher) (5/02, p.122) - "...They didn't sound like anybody else, and still don' sense Mike Scott is striving for something..."
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