Waterboys CD's £2.99 + Free Delivery @ HMV (Fishermans Blues / Pagan Place: Remastered / Secret Life Of The Waterboys 81-85 / Waterboys: Remastered) - HotUKDeals
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On their early albums, the Waterboys became known as practitioners of "the Big Sound", an epic, wide-screen musical vision on a par with the contemporaneous offerings of U2 and Big Country, making them the musical equivalents of Cecil B. DeMille. For FISHERMAN'S BLUES, though, they decided to scale things down considerably, departing for a little while from their outsized pop/rock ambitions to embrace Celtic roots, folk, and heavily Dylan-influenced, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS-like folk-rock. The gambit paid off better than anyone could have expected, resulting in one of the band's most memorable, moving albums.
Singer Mike Scott emerges here as a gifted troubadour, a mode he'd explore more fully years later in his solo work. Where he once spun grand statements framed by booming drums and echoing guitars, here he makes simple romantic observations backed by fiddles and acoustic guitars. A surprising nod to country roots pops up as well, with "Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?", but, in the end, FISHERMAN'S BLUES is closer to the Celtic soul of prime Van Morrison (whose "Sweet Thing" is covered here) than it is to either the band's rootsier influences or to any 1980s contemporaries

Fishermans Blues: -
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
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Pagan Place: Remastered
* 1. Church Not Made With Hands
* 2. All The Things She Gave Me [Unedited]
* 3. The Thrill Is Gone [Unedited]
* 4. Rags
* 5. Some Of My Best Friends Are Trains [Never Included On This Album Before]
* 6. Somebody Might Wave Back
* 7. The Big Music
* 8. Red Army Blues
* 9. A Pagan Place

Bonus Tracks

* 10. The Late Train To Heaven [Rockfield Mix]
* 11. Love That Kills £Instrumental]
* 12. The Madness Is Here Again
* 13. Cathy
* 14. Down Through The Dark Streets
Secret Life Of The Waterboys 81-85
* 1. Medicine bow
* 2. That was the river
* 3. Pagan place
* 4. Billy Sparks
* 5. Savage earth heart
* 6. Don't bang the drum
* 7. Ways of men
* 8. Rags (Second amendment)
* 9. Earth only endures
* 10. Somebody might wave back
* 11. Going to Paris
* 12. Three day man
* 13. Bury my heart
* 14. Out of control
* 15. Love that kills
Waterboys: Remastered
* 1. December
* 2. A Girl Called Johnny
* 3. The Three Day Man
* 4. Gala £Unedited]
* 5. Where Are You Now When I Need You? [Never Included On This Album Before]
* 6. I Will Not Follow
* 7. It Should Have Been You
* 8. The Girl In The Swing
* 9. Savage Earth Heart

Bonus Tracks

* 10. Something Fantastic
* 11. Ready For The Monkeyhouse
* 12. Another Kind Of Circus
* 13. A Boy In Black Leather
* 14. December (Original 8-track Mix)
* 15. Jack Of Diamonds
good band
Bought 3, ty, heat
Tracks 14 and 15 on the Secret Life are amazing, go listem. My Fav band of all time. Seen them live twice now.
Excellent !
What a classic! Ah takes me back...
I love the waterboys. Very underated band.:thumbsup:
Added some heat, for this is a great deal.
Saying that you could just listen to them as and when for free on spotify.
Added some heat, for this is a great deal.
Saying that you could just listen to them as and when for free on spotify.

Cant take it with ya though can you?
Hot deals, Fishermans Blues - What a timeless classic album embracing irish folk, that cover of Van Morrisons "Sweet Thing" is just sublime.
Added some heat, for this is a great deal.
Saying that you could just listen to them as and when for free on spotify.

LOL...Some of us oldies over the age of 30 still remember the good old days of buying CDs though (and those older than that vinyl!) and having decent equipment to play these archaic physical formats on, ones that make the sound of these physical formats sound richer than anything compressed MP3 or streamed internet audio could ever offer :-D
all the things she gave me is my personal fav waterboys tune
First seen them in 1989 at ayr piv with the saw doctors as support,been a fan ever since,once heard a sound check recording of them doing universal hall where mike changed the lyrics, cant remember excactly but something to do with fish suppers,need to dig that old bootleg out .

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