Whole of the Moon: The Music of the Waterboys & Mike Scott

The Whole of the Moon: The Music of the Waterboys & Mike Scott

by The Waterboys
     
 
This is the first American compilation to select most of the Waterboys' most memorable tracks and the first compilation to combine Waterboys tracks with songs from Mike Scott's solo albums. Combining all of the group's British chart singles except "And a Bang on the Ear" as well as live tracks, B-sides not previously on an album, and even one previously unreleased

Overview

This is the first American compilation to select most of the Waterboys' most memorable tracks and the first compilation to combine Waterboys tracks with songs from Mike Scott's solo albums. Combining all of the group's British chart singles except "And a Bang on the Ear" as well as live tracks, B-sides not previously on an album, and even one previously unreleased studio track, "Higher in Time," from 1991, it is in effect a "the best and the rest" selection of the work of Mike Scott from 1982 to 1997. The sequencing pays no attention to chronology, instead moving back and forth between the Waterboys' early, ambitious rock creations, the effervescent neo-folk of the Fisherman's Blues era, and Scott's sometimes introspective solo work. Despite this, his impassioned singing holds things together better than might be expected, and the effect is not unlike a good Waterboys concert. Since the Waterboys were always more of a rumor than a real commercial threat in the U.S., there is always the chance for the band's music to be appreciated anew, and it didn't hurt that in the same season this album was released, "Fisherman's Blues" was used as the title music for the popular film Waking Ned Devine. The album makes an excellent sampler of Mike Scott's work so far.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/1998
Label:
Parlophone (Wea)
UPC:
0724349650527
catalogNumber:
965054
Rank:
51345

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Waterboys   Primary Artist
Ian McNabb   Bass,Background Vocals
Carla Azar   Drums
Fran Breen   Drums
Chris Bruce   Guitar
Alec Finn   Bouzouki
James Hallawell   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Trevor Hutchinson   Bass
Vinnie Kilduff   Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Lennon   Fiddle
Marek Lipski   Violin
Roddy Lorimer   Trumpet,Background Vocals,Brass
Peter McKinney   Drums
Pino Palladino   Bass
Ingrid Schroeder   Background Vocals
Mike Scott   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Zak Starkey   Drums
George Stathos   Clarinet
Anthony Thistlethwaite   Mandolin,Saxophone,Brass
Scott Thunes   Bass
Karl Wallinger   Piano,Cymbals,Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Chris Whitten   Drums
Steve Wickham   Violin
Kevin Wilkinson   Drums
Colin Blakey   Piano
LU   Bass
Max ?   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Niko Bolas   Producer
John Brand   Producer
Delahaye   Sound Effects
Mick Glossop   Producer
Nick Ingman   String Arrangements
Vinnie Kilduff   Producer
Bill Price   Producer
Mike Scott   Sound Effects,Producer,String Arrangements
Steve Wickham   Artwork
Stephen Patrick Wickham   Composer

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