Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Waterboys - This Is The Sea (1985)

Mike Scott 
vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, synthesiser, drum machine programming, bells and effects
Anthony Thistlethwaite 
saxophone, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin
Karl Wallinger 
bass synth, piano, organ, keyboard programming, synthesiser, celeste, percussion and backing vocals

This Is the Sea is the third and last of The Waterboys' "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 thirty-seven. 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 the last album with contributions from Karl Wallinger, who left the group to form his own band, World Party.

This Is The Sea
Anthony Thistlethwaite, Karl Wallinger, Mike Scott (v)
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Track Listing

All songs written by Mike Scott except where noted.

1. "Don't Bang the Drum" (Scott, Karl Wallinger)
2. "The Whole of the Moon"Outstanding Track
3. "Spirit"
4. "The Pan Within"Outstanding Track
5. "Medicine Bow" (Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite)
6. "Old England"
7. "Be My Enemy"
8. "Trumpets"
9. "This Is the Sea"

Bonus disc track listing

1. "Beverly Penn"
2. "Sleek White Schooner"
3. "Medicine Bow" (Full Length)
4. "Medicine Jack"
5. "High Far Soon"
6. "Even the Trees Are Dancing"
7. "Towers Open Fire" – 4:34
8. "This Is the Sea" (Live)
9. "Then You Hold Me"
10. "Spirit" (Full Length)
11. "Miracle"
12. "I Am Not Here"
13. "Sweet Thing" (Van Morrison)
14. "The Waves"

Lyrics Inlay:


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