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Rock in the Weary Land

A Rock in the Weary Land

by The Waterboys
     
 

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It's been seven years since Mike Scott last delved into what he once characterized as "the big music." But after a pair of so-so solo albums, the Celt-rock explorer has assembled a new crew of Waterboys, and the results are sure to please anyone who fell under the band's spell in its heyday. Scott is still obsessed with venturing, as Van

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It's been seven years since Mike Scott last delved into what he once characterized as "the big music." But after a pair of so-so solo albums, the Celt-rock explorer has assembled a new crew of Waterboys, and the results are sure to please anyone who fell under the band's spell in its heyday. Scott is still obsessed with venturing, as Van Morrison might say, into the mystic, and on songs like the hypnotic "Let It Happen," he makes following along seem like a mighty fine idea. The sweep of tunes like "My Love Is My Rock in the Weary Land" and the wide-eyed "We Are Jonah" is both unabashedly romantic and vividly rendered, with enveloping swells of guitar and swirling violin. As ever, Scott can be heavy-handed in his lyric writing, and when he falls prey to that tendency, as on "Charlatan's Lament," he all but ignores writing a memorable melody to shore up the tune. Fortunately, that's not a common problem here, making for a disc sure to take the edge off anyone's weary day.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/21/2001
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018287326
catalogNumber:
82873

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Waterboys   Primary Artist
Paul Beavis   Drums
Livingstone Brown   Bass,Fuzz Bass
Jody Linscott   Drums
London Community Gospel Choir   Hand Clapping
Dave Ruffy   Tambourine
Robin Scott   Background Vocals
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Kevin Wilkinson   Drums
Gilad Atzmon   Saxophone
Nick Wollage   Guitar
Anthony Thistlewaite   Slide Mandolin
Thighpaulsandra   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Keyboards,Mellotron
Screwtape   Vocals

Technical Credits

Livingstone Brown   Engineer
Ben Kape   Engineer
Chris Madden   Engineer
Steve Orchard   Engineer
Dave Ruffy   drum programming
Nick Wollage   Engineer
Ben Darlow   Engineer
Alex Clark   Engineer

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