Fisherman's Blues [Collectors' Edition]

Fisherman's Blues [Collectors' Edition]

by The Waterboys
     
 

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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

Overview

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."]

Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0094635767322
catalogNumber:
57673

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Fisherman's Blues
  2. We Will Not Be Lovers
  3. Strange Boat
  4. World Party
  5. Sweet Thing
  6. Jimmy Hickey's Waltz
  7. And a Bang on the Ear
  8. Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
  9. When Will We Be Married?
  10. When Ye Go Away
  11. Dunford's Fancy
  12. The Stolen Child
  13. This Land Is Your Land

Disc 2

  1. Carolan's Welcome
  2. Killing My Heart
  3. You in the Sky
  4. When Will We Be Married?
  5. Nobody 'Cept You
  6. Fisherman's Blues
  7. Girl of the North Country
  8. Lonesome and a Long Way from Home
  9. If I Can't Have You
  10. Rattle My Bones and Shiver My Soul
  11. Let Me Feel Holy Again
  12. Meet Me at the Station
  13. The Good Ship Sirius
  14. Soon as I Get Home

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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,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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