Fisherman's Blues

Fisherman's Blues

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 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: 10/25/1990
Label: Chrysalis
UPC: 0094632158925
catalogNumber: 215895

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Performance Credits

Waterboys   Primary Artist
Fran Breen   Drums
Noel Bridgeman   Conga,Tambourine
Jay Dee Daugherty   Drums
Alec Finn   Bouzouki
Jenny Haan   Choir, Chorus
Trevor Hutchinson   Bass,Bouzouki,Upright Bass
Vinnie Kilduff   Guitar
Charlie Lennon   Fiddle
Roddy Lorimer   Trumpet
Peter McKinney   Drums
Máirtín O'Connor   Accordion
Dave Ruffy   Drums
Mike Scott   Guitar,Piano,Drums,Hammond Organ,Vocals
Anthony Thistlethwaite   Harmonica,Mandolin,Saxophone,Slide Mandolin
Steve Wickham   Fiddle
Kevin Wilkinson   Drums
Colin Blakey   Flute,Piano,Horn
Ruth Nolan   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brendan O'Regan   Bouzouki
Abergavenny Male Voice Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Phil Thornalley   Remixing
Pearse Dunne   Engineer
Vinnie Kilduff   Producer
Patrick McCarthy   Engineer
Mike Scott   Producer,Contributor
Anthony Thistlethwaite   Contributor
John Dunford   Producer
Colin Blakey   Contributor
John Grimes   Engineer
Bob Johnson   Producer
Stephen Patrick Wickham   Composer
Trev Hutchinson   Composer

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