Skip to content

Dutch Vinyl – Online Record Store Australia

The Waterboys – Fisherman's Blues

On order
Original price $52.00 - Original price $52.00
Original price
$52.00 - $52.00
Current price $52.00
Condition: Brand New
  • Description
  • Release details
  • Tracklist
  • The band around mastermind Mike Scott was at home in many styles, the sound can best be described as a successful mix of Celtic Folk Music plus Rock and Folkrock elements

    Fisherman's Blues is probably the highlight and also the most successful album in the And also marked a change of style in the band's sound. It initiated the the Waterboys' return to their musical roots, folk music: folk. It is not without reason that Mike Scott pays tribute to the Irishman Van Morrison with his hymn "Sweet Thing" Hymn "Sweet Thing" (from Van The Man`s signature album "Astral Weeks") and is stingy with the And is not stingy with allusions to Bob Dylan and the American folk song Folk song. And where in other rock productions renowned keyboardists and studio guitarists take care of the Guitarists fight over the best places on the cover, the Waterboys simply refer to fiddle, chord fiddle, accordion, bouzouki and mandolin.

    Songs like the melodically playful "Dunford's Fancy" or "When Ye Go Away" inevitably evoke Memories of Bill Forsyth's cult film "Local Hero". In the middle of it all stands Mike Scott and unpacks the acoustic guitar. There is no more of the impetuous forward thrust of earlier Waterboys albums is not so much left. This is the most atmospheric album of the band in this overflowing creative time of the mid 80s.
  • Artist: The Waterboys
    Label: Chrysalis
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: UK & Europe
    Genre: Pop & Rock
    Style: Acoustic
  • A1 Fisherman'S Blues
    A2 We Will Not Be Lovers
    A3 Strange Boat
    A4 World Party
    A5 Sweet Thing
    B1 And A Bang On The Ear
    B2 Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
    B3 When Will We Be Married?
    B4 When Ye Go Away
    B5 Dunford’S Fancy
    B6 The Stolen Child