Too Close to Heaven

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All Music Guide - Brian Beatty
Expectant fans anticipating more of the roots sound found on the Fisherman's Blues album may be disappointed that this collection doesn't capture the magic of that classic album as much as it recalls the band's earlier big sound. That doesn't necessarily make this hard-to-find import set any less amazing. It's captivating to hear the band's transformation from punk bombast to subtle, visionary brilliance. On these ten inspired tunes, bandleader Mike Scott followed his spiritual muse as far as it would take him, just failing to find musical perfection. Knowing that his journey would eventually lead Scott and the band to create one of the best albums of the '80s makes this ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Brian Beatty
Expectant fans anticipating more of the roots sound found on the Fisherman's Blues album may be disappointed that this collection doesn't capture the magic of that classic album as much as it recalls the band's earlier big sound. That doesn't necessarily make this hard-to-find import set any less amazing. It's captivating to hear the band's transformation from punk bombast to subtle, visionary brilliance. On these ten inspired tunes, bandleader Mike Scott followed his spiritual muse as far as it would take him, just failing to find musical perfection. Knowing that his journey would eventually lead Scott and the band to create one of the best albums of the '80s makes this belated disc of experiments and outtakes an exciting listen. Just don't expect more of the roots-based music this album's subtitle suggests.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2002
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 743218815225
  • Catalog Number: 188152

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Waterboys Primary Artist
John Patitucci Bass
Jim Keltner Drums
Noel Bridgeman Drums
Jay Dee Daugherty Drums
James Delaney Piano
Trevor Hutchinson Bass
Vinnie Kilduff uillean pipes, tin whistle
Roddy Lorimer Trumpet
Peter McKinney Drums
Eoghan O'Neill Bass
Mike Scott Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki, Piano, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals, Fuzz Bass, Native American Rattles
Anthony Thistlethwaite Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Bass Saxophone, Electronic Mandolin
Steve Wickham Fiddle, Electric Fiddle, Fuzz Mandolin
Kevin Wilkinson Drums
Little Big Horns Brass
Technical Credits
Ian McNabb Contributor
Chris Blair Mastering
Sammy Cahn Composer
Steve Davis Contributor
Pearse Dunne Engineer
Tom Flye Engineer
Bob Johnston Producer
Vinnie Kilduff Producer
Steve Orchard Engineer
Mike Scott Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Alfred Newman Composer
Martin "Max" Heyes Engineer
Cary Anning Tape Archivist
Per Kviman Contributor
Chris Brown Engineer
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