The Waterboys

The Waterboys - Universal Hall (2003) REPOST  

Posted by uff at Nov. 24, 2015
The Waterboys - Universal Hall (2003) REPOST

The Waterboys - Universal Hall (2003)
Folk Rock | 1cd | Xld Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Puck, puck 1 | rel: 2003 | 390Mb

Mike Scott begins his eighth proper Waterboys record with the kind of laid-back intensity that fueled the group's 1990 Celtic rock classic Room to Roam. "This Light Is for the World" is the inspirational headlight on a devotional train hauling 12 tunes through the heart of northeast Scotland. The album was named after Universal Hall, a theater run by the Findhorn Foundation, a spiritual community that Scott joined in 1992 and where he has continued to visit, write, and perform.
The Waterboys - An Appointment With Mr. Yeats (2011)

The Waterboys - An Appointment With Mr. Yeats (2011)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Proper/Puck, PRPCD081 | rel: 2011 | 415Mb

The idea that the poetry of Ireland's William Butler Yeats could be set to rock music and captured adequately (let alone eloquently) by Mike Scott and his Waterboys sounds pretentious at the least. Yet, they proved it possible with "Stolen Child" on Fisherman's Blues, then with "Love and Death" off Dream Harder. Yeats and Scott share not only iconic status among their followers, they are also regarded as iconoclasts. The former was born a Catholic, became an atheist, and eventually found spirituality in nature and the occult.

The Waterboys - Modern Blues (2015)  

Posted by hill0 at Jan. 21, 2015
The Waterboys - Modern Blues (2015)

The Waterboys - Modern Blues (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 117 MB | Scans | 00:50:57
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Modern Blues | Country: Ireland | Label: Puck Records | CLOWNE1VL

For us, the Scottish band The Waterboys, like their fellow Celtic renaissance like Big Country and The Alarm, remained in the shadow of the globalist U2 and Simple Minds, but at home still enjoys cult status. More precisely, not the team itself and its leader and only permanent member of Mike Scott, a poet, a pagan and spiritualist.
The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues Part Two (Too Close To Heaven) (2001)

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues Part Two (Too Close To Heaven) (2001)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Razor & Tie 7930182880-2 | rec: 1986-2001 | 660Mb

Too Close to Heaven is a collection of outtakes, alternative versions, and unreleased tracks from The Waterboys' Fisherman's Blues period, released September 2001. The album was released as Fisherman's Blues, Part 2 in the United States with five additional tracks in July of that year.

The Waterboys - A Rock In The Weary Land (2000)  Music

Posted by uff at May 17, 2016
The Waterboys - A Rock In The Weary Land (2000)

The Waterboys - A Rock In The Weary Land (2000)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
RCA, 74321 78305 2 | rel: 2000 | 410Mb

Through the years, the Waterboys have adopted whatever persona or fancy Mike Scott held at a given point in time. Hence, this band has fluctuated from the pop/rock of the early- to mid-'80s to the ensuing folk period to the aimless early '90s, which yielded Dream Harder. That was their swan song, which alienated Waterboys fans who grew to cherish the previous two releases, Room to Roam and Fisherman's Blues.

The Waterboys - This Is The Sea (1985) (+ Bonus CD)  

Posted by uff at April 18, 2015
The Waterboys - This Is The Sea (1985) (+ Bonus CD)

The Waterboys - This Is The Sea (1985) (+ Bonus CD)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Wv + Cue + Log | covers
EMI 7243 5 81451 2 9 | rem: 2004 | 800Mb

Released in October 1985, This Is the Sea was the first Waterboys album to fully capture the "big music" that Mike Scott had been cultivating on the band's two previous recordings. Like A Pagan Place, the shimmering 12-string guitars, rolling piano, and arena-style horn sections serve as the backdrop for Scott's political, spiritual, and inspirational lyrics, but this time around the results are downright mythical. Inspired by the Velvet Underground's mastery of the two-chord song, as well as the writings of C.S. Lewis, George MacDonald, and Dion Fortune, the nine tracks on This Is the Sea are veritable wolf-howls of self-discovery.

The Waterboys - Modern Blues (2015)  

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 19, 2015
The Waterboys - Modern Blues (2015)

The Waterboys - Modern Blues
Rock, Folk Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 50:51 min | 123 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Kobalt | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 19-01-2015

Recorded in Nashville where The Waterboys Mike Scott and Steve Wickham were joined by American musicians, including Muscle Shoals legend David Hood on bass.

The Waterboys - Room to Roam (1990)  

Posted by uff at Sept. 1, 2014
The Waterboys - Room to Roam (1990)

The Waterboys - Room to Roam (1990)
Folk Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
ensign CCD 1768 | rel: 1990 | 255Mb

The Waterboys' departure from the self-described "big music" of the early to mid-'80s into the more pastoral Celtic folk-rock landscapes of Fisherman's Blues frustrated many longtime fans who thought that the group belonged in the same arenas as contemporaries like U2 or the Alarm, but it also brought in a new set of listeners who were looking for a young Fairport Convention or Steeleye Span. Taking its name from a passage in Scottish author, poet, and minister George MacDonald' fantasy novel Phantastes: A Faerie Romance for Men and Women, Room to Roam extends the scope of the group's previous effort by integrating that album's Irish and Scottish folk elements further into the rock and pop nether regions.
The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues (1988) (Collectors Edition)

The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues (1988) (Collectors Edition)
Folk Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI/Chrysalis 0946 357673 2 2 | rel: 2006 | 950Mb

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."

The Waterboys - Dream Harder (1993)  

Posted by uff at Dec. 1, 2013
The Waterboys - Dream Harder (1993)

The Waterboys - Dream Harder (1993)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Geffen GED24476 | rel: 1993 | 330Mb

After two albums of neo-traditional Irish music, Mike Scott brings The Waterboys back to the big rock sound of earlier albums like This is the Sea. Coming after the remarkably accomplished Fishermen's Blues and Room to Roam, Dream Harder is a bit of a disappointment. Its best material doesn't carry the same weight as compositions from Blues – compare the simple beauty of Fishermen's Blues' "Has Anyone Hear Seen Hank" to Dream Harder's overblown "The Return of Jimi Hendrix." Scott can still bang out some good songs, but on Dream Harder there aren't as many as on previous efforts. ~Allmusic