The Waterboys Fisherman's Box: The Complete Fisherman's Blues Sessions 1986-88 (6-CD)

Fisherman's Box: The Complete Fisherman's Blues
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Parlophone Int'l

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Stranger to Me
  • 2.Girl of the North Country
  • 3.I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 4.Fisherman's Blues (Piano Version)
  • 5.Fisherman's Blues
  • 6.Meet Me At the Station
  • 7.I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  • 8.Born to Be Together
  • 9.The Wayward Wind
  • 10.World Party (1st Version)
  • 11.World Party / A Golden Age
  • 12.Sleek White Schooner
  • 13.Drunken Head Ghost of Rimbaud Blues
  • 14.Sweet Thing
  • 15.Sweet Thing (Conclusion)
  • 16.Saints and Angels

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.We Will Not Be Lovers
  • 2.One Step Closer
  • 3.My Beautiful Baby
  • 4.She Could Have Had Me Step By Step
  • 5.When the Ship Comes In
  • 6.The Ladder
  • 7.Will You Ever Be My Friend?
  • 8.Too Close to Heaven (Rolling Piano)
  • 9.Higherbound (Prototype)
  • 10.Happy Birthday B.P. Fallon
  • 11.The Prettiest Girl in Church
  • 12.You Don't Have to Be in the Army to Fight the War
  • 13.Dee Jay Way
  • 14.Lonesome and a Long Way from Home
  • 15.Thistlewaite's Declaration
  • 16.Strange Boat (First Play)
  • 17.Lost Highway
  • 18.Higherbound Blues
  • 19.Let Us Be Drinking and Kissing the Women (Sonny Brogan's Jig)
  • 20.Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 21.Tenderfootin'
  • 22.Too Close to Heaven
  • 23.Space Out There, Trevor

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Steve and Anto's Overture
  • 2.Ain't Leavin, I'm Gone
  • 3.When Will We Be Married (1st Version)
  • 4.When I First Said I Loved Only You, Maggie
  • 5.Love Is Letting Go
  • 6.On My Way to Heaven (1st Version)
  • 7.You in the Sky (1st Version)
  • 8.The Secret Place of the Most High
  • 9.Too Hot for Cleanhead
  • 10.Wickham's Proclamation
  • 11.Blues for Your Baby
  • 12.Lonesome Old Wind
  • 13.If Jimi Was Here
  • 14.Soon As I Get Home
  • 15.Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Billy the Kid
  • 2.Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down
  • 3.Come Live With Me
  • 4.I Miss the Road
  • 5.Higher in Time (Two Pianos)
  • 6.Too Hot for Cleanhead (Fast Version)
  • 7.Higher in Time (Scottish)
  • 8.Higherbound (3rd Tune)
  • 9.A Golden Age
  • 10.You in the Sky
  • 11.I Will Meet You in Heaven Again
  • 12.Nobody 'Cept You
  • 13.(He Hasn't Been the Same Since) Jimmy Shand
  • 14.Rattle My Bones and Shiver My Soul
  • 15.The Scotsman's Delight
  • 16.Killing My Heart
  • 17.Industrial Mr Brown
  • 18.Custer's Blues
  • 19.Shall We Gather By the River
  • 20.Higher in Time Symphony

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Higherbound (3rd Version)
  • 2.The Grief of Pan
  • 3.World Party
  • 4.Working On a Building
  • 5.If I Can't Have You
  • 6.Killing My Heart (2nd Version)
  • 7.Trunk Call
  • 8.Headphone Mix Song
  • 9.Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  • 10.When Will We Be Married (2nd Version)
  • 11.BP's Bathtub Boogie
  • 12.We Will Not Be Lovers (Sax Solo)
  • 13.Heading Down the Highway
  • 14.Strange Boat
  • 15.Fisherman's Blues (2nd Version)
  • 16.Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? (Bridgeman Version)
  • 17.On My Way to Heaven
  • 18.Let Me Feel Holy Again
  • 19.A Home In The Meadow
  • 20.Strange Boat (3rd Version) / The Good Ship Sirius
  • 21.The Stolen Child (Prototype)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.On My Way to Tara
  • 2.Twa Recruitin' Sergeants
  • 3.Incident At Puck Fair
  • 4.And a Bang on the Ear
  • 5.Mr Customs Man
  • 6.Strange Boat (Acoustic)
  • 7.Spring Comes to Spiddal
  • 8.In Search of a Rose (Band)
  • 9.The Stolen Child (Piano Demo)
  • 10.When Will We Be Married
  • 11.In Search of a Rose (Duo)
  • 12.The Good Ship Sirius (Set of Jigs)
  • 13.This Land Is Your Land
  • 14.Jimmy Hickey's Waltz
  • 15.Live Aid and After
  • 16.Carolan's Welcome
  • 17.When Ye Go Away
  • 18.When Ye Go Away (Frankie's Fiddle)
  • 19.Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
  • 20.The Stolen Child (Vocal Demo)
  • 21.Dunford's Fancy
  • 22.The Stolen Child
  • 23.Pictish National Anthem (Comati)
  • 24.Bo Diddley Was a Caveman
  • 25.The Last Jam
  • 26.Buckets of Rain

Product Description:

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." [Fisherman's Blues was reissued in 2006 with a bonus disc containing 14 outtakes, alternate versions, and late-night studio jams. It was reissued again in 2013 as a seven-disc box set featuring 121 tracks from the album sessions, 85 of which had been previously unavailable.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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