The Waterboys - This Is The Sea download free

The Waterboys - This Is The Sea download free

Genre: Rock
Performer: The Waterboys
Album: This Is The Sea
Released: 1985
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This Is the Sea is the third The Waterboys album, and the last of their "Big Music" albums. Considered by critics to be the finest album of their early rock-oriented sound, described as "epic" and "a defining moment", it was the first Waterboys album to enter the United Kingdom charts, peaking at number 37. Steve Wickham makes his Waterboys recording debut playing violin on 'The Pan Within' and subsequently joined the band, appearing on the video of "The Whole of the Moon".

This is the Sea is an album of ‘Big Music’, a term used by frontman and songwriter Mike Scott to describe the depth and space he hoped to capture in each and every track on the album. The expansive majesty of the album all began in Mike Scott’s ‘book of shadows’, a book used by witches to record spells and rituals. But though This Is The Sea is a modern record born of wonder at what surrounds us, it employs a vocabulary that is at times antiquated – never twee, however – and calls upon writers that inspired Scott such as Yeats and Blake, Keats and . Lewis, Burns and Joyce.

Now if you're feelin' weary If you've been alone too long Maybe you've been suffering from A few too many Plans that have gone wrong And you're trying to remember How fine your life used to be Running around banging your drum Like it's 1973 Well that was the river This is the sea! Wooo! Now you say you've got trouble You say you've got pain You say've got nothing left to believe in Nothing to hold on to Nothing to trust Nothing but chains You've been scouring your conscience Raking through your memories Scouring your conscience Raking through . .

Catalog 90457-1 appears on the jacket and label, 90457-1 appears on the spine. This is the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) version. Jones, Power Plant, Seaviiew, the Chocolate Factory, Good Earth.

I have listened to "This is the Sea" over and over because I thought I needed to understand what it meant. This is the album to speak to that part of you. WARNING, though - after listening, you might just find yourself a little discontent with the office and may even be tempted to run away to Ireland where melancholy and passion are more normal.

The Waterboys were a British group formed in London in 1981 by Mike Scott (guitar/vocals) and Anthony Thistlewaite (t). They later added Karl Wallinger (guitar, keyboards) Steve Wickham (fiddle) and Kevin Wilkinson (drums). The year after "The Whole Of The Moon" was released, Wallinger left the band to form World Party, who had a US hit with "Ship Of Fools. This was the only song that was not mostly finished when The Waterboys started recording their third album, This Is The Sea. Mike Scott wrote in the liner notes: "That song, begun with a scribble on the back of an envelope on a wintery New York street, was finally completed in May 1985 in a London studio, when the verse containing "unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers" was added. The female singer who comes in around the 2:40 mark is Max Edie.

Features Song Lyrics for The Waterboys's This Is the Sea (Deluxe Version) album. Medicine Bow (Extended Version) Lyrics. 7. This Is the Sea (2004 Remaster) Lyrics. 8. Trumpets (2004 Remaster) Lyrics. 9. Be My Enemy (2004 Remaster) Lyrics. 10. Old England (2004 Remaster) Lyrics.

However, what best captured the band’s so-called big sound was This Is the Sea, the third album. Even Scott himself has described it fondly and proudly as the record on which I achieved all my youthful musical ambition. he final, fully realised expression of the early Waterboys sound. Released on September 16th 1985, This Is the Sea is indeed The Waterboys’ ultimate musical masterpiece, especially if Scott’s grand vision is to be arrangements, extensive instrumentation, a balance between Folk and Rock influences, and rich literary and traditional references

Tracklist Hide Credits

A This Is The Sea
Producer – Mick Glossop, Mike Scott
B Medicine Jack
Producer – John Brand, Mick Glossop, Mike Scott

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – MCA Records Of Canada
  • Manufactured By – Island Records Of Canada Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Ensign Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Dizzy Heights Music Publishing


  • Written-By – Mike Scott

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): IS 866A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): IS 866B
  • Rights Society: MCPS


A1 Don't Bang The Drum
A2 The Whole Of The Moon
A3 Spirit
A4 The Pan Within
B1 Medicine Bow
B2 Old England
B3 Be My Enemy
B4 Trumpets
B5 This Is The Sea

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 94632 15431 6
  • Rights Society: BIEM GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Ensign ENCL 5 UK 1985
R25D-2015 The Waterboys This Is The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign, Polystar R25D-2015 Japan 1985
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Ensign, Island Records ENCL 5 Italy 1985
90457-1, 7 90457-1 The Waterboys This Is The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 90457-1, 7 90457-1 US 1985
ENCL5, VG 71423 The Waterboys This Is The Sea ‎(LP, Album) Ensign, Virgin ENCL5, VG 71423 Greece 1985

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