Fisherman's Blues [Collectors' Edition]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mike Scott had been pursuing his grandiose "big music" since he founded the Waterboys, so it came as a shock when he scaled back the group's sound for the Irish and English folk of Fisherman's Blues. Although the arena-rock influences have been toned down, Scott's vision is no less sweeping or romantic, making even the simplest songs on Fisherman's Blues feel like epics. Nevertheless, the album is the Waterboys' warmest and most rewarding record, boasting a handful of fine songs ("And a Bang on the Ear," the ominous "We Will Not Be Lovers," "Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?," and the title track), as well as a surprisingly successful cover of Van Morrison's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mike Scott had been pursuing his grandiose "big music" since he founded the Waterboys, so it came as a shock when he scaled back the group's sound for the Irish and English folk of Fisherman's Blues. Although the arena-rock influences have been toned down, Scott's vision is no less sweeping or romantic, making even the simplest songs on Fisherman's Blues feel like epics. Nevertheless, the album is the Waterboys' warmest and most rewarding record, boasting a handful of fine songs ("And a Bang on the Ear," the ominous "We Will Not Be Lovers," "Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?," and the title track), as well as a surprisingly successful cover of Van Morrison's breathtaking "Sweet Thing." [Fisherman's Blues was reissued in 2006 with a bonus disc containing fourteen outtakes, alternate versions and late-night studio jams. The re-mastered original included extended versions of "And a Bang on the Ear" and "World Party."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094635767322
  • Catalog Number: 57673

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Waterboys Primary Artist
Dónal Lunny Mandolin, Bodhran
John Patitucci Bass
Jim Keltner Drums
Frankie Gavin Fiddle, tin whistle
Fran Breen Drums, Group Member
Noel Bridgeman Accordion, Conga, Drums, Bass Drums, Tambourine
Jay Dee Daugherty Drums
Alec Finn Bouzouki
Jenny Haan Choir, Chorus
Trevor Hutchinson Bass, Bouzouki, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Group Member
Vinnie Kilduff Guitar, Background Vocals, uillean pipes, tin whistle
Charlie Lennon Fiddle
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet
Patrick McCarthy Group Member
Peter McKinney Drums
Máirtín O'Connor Accordion
Liam Ó Maonlaí Background Vocals
Dave Ruffy Drums
Mike Scott Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals, Group Member
Anthony Thistlethwaite Harmonica, Mandolin, Hammond Organ, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Slide Mandolin, Harmonica (Electric), Fuzz Mandolin, Group Member
Bill Whelan Piano
Steve Wickham Fiddle, Vocals, Background Vocals, Mouth Organ, Group Member
Kevin Wilkinson Drums
John Dunford Group Member
Colin Blakey Flute, Piano, Horn, tin whistle, Group Member
Ruth Nolan Choir, Chorus
Brendan O'Regan Bouzouki
John Connolly Drums
Padraig Stevens Bells
Technical Credits
Woody Guthrie Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Frankie Gavin Arranger
Pearse Dunne Engineer
Tom Flye Engineer
Trevor Hutchinson Arranger
Bob Johnston Producer
Vinnie Kilduff Producer
Charlie Lennon Arranger
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Mike Scott Arranger, Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Adaptation
Anthony Thistlethwaite Arranger, Composer
Steve Wickham Arranger, Composer
John Dunford Producer
Traditional Composer
William Butler Yeats Composer
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