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  • Audio CD (17 Sept. 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000006N5N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,016 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5. Bigger Picture
6. Natural Bridge Blues
7. Something That Is Gone
8. The Star And The Sea
9. A Life Of Sundays
10. Islandman
11. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (2nd Version)
12. How Long Will I Love You
13. Upon The Wind And Waves
14. Spring Comes To Spiddal
15. The Trip To Broadford
16. Further Up Further In
17. Room To Roam

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 Aug. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This 11 August 2008 re-issue is part of EMI's "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" series and is a 2CD major overhaul and remaster of the Waterboys much loved 5th album. Here's the breakdown:

DISC 1 (42:43 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 17 are the album "Room To Roam" released September 1990 in the UK on Ensign Records CHEN 16
DISC 2 (49:03 minutes):
Tracks 1 to 17 are "Additional Recordings" - 14 studio outtakes with 3 live recordings

Mike Scott has overseen the song choices, presentation, the booklet. The first half of the excellent inlay produces the original album credits, lyrics etc - the second half does the same for Disc 2 - including full session details, lyrics, photos of the band, a history of the album and their stay in Ireland by Scott, Sharon Shannon and Noel Bridgeman's influence and knowledge of Traditional music - all of it - very nicely done...

The Waterboys Band and Session Players for the LP were:
MIKE SCOTT on Lead Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards (principal songwriter)
ANTO THISLETHWAITE on Baritone Saxophone, Mandolin
COLIN BLAKEY on Whistle, Flute, Hammond Organ and Piano
STEVE WICKHAM on Fiddle, Hammond Organ and Backing Vocals
TREVOR HUTCHINSON on Double Bass and Bouzouki
NOEL BRIDGEMAN on Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
SHARON SHANNON guest player on Accordion and Fiddle

Recorded in Galway in the West of Ireland over many months, "Room..." follows on from the `Traditional Irish Folk Meets Rock' of "Fisherman's Blues" in 1988; it's simply more of the same. But what's improved most here is the SOUND. The remaster is beautiful, clean and clear - loads of space and warmth around the instruments - my 1990 original CD is a bit haggard compared to this.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jan. 2003
Format: Audio CD
One of the great joys of The Waterboys is that they've triumphantly defied pigeon-holing. With a recording career of nearly 20 years they've covered territory from prog rock to New Romanticism via pure, unashamed acoustic rootsy folk music. Where earlier Waterboys albums were full of "the Big Music" that could be grandiose at best, insufferably pompous at worst, "Room to Roam" is a collection of the short, the simple and the extremely quirky. Acoustic instrumentation, and songs that wouldn't be out of place in the local folk club, dominate, but hints of the trademark Mike Scott "big sound" are everywhere, from the epic "A Life of Sundays" to the infectious "Further Up, Further In" and the heartfelt tavern singalong of "Room to Roam". Gentler touches, such as the beautiful "A Man is In Love", intersperse the album - some songs clock in at half a minute or less! - and give the whole a sunny, straightforward, life-affirming feel. Scott's literary and mythological obsessions crop up every two or three songs - C.S. Lewis being particularly in evidence, as you can tell from "Further Up..." - as he continues his never-ending quest to find the meaning of life; but, although most of the album is about journeying, you're definitely left with the impression that this is a pleasant place to rest.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 22 Oct. 2001
Format: Audio CD
So, the "music lover", from Wales finds nothing to reccommend in this album....
For many long-term Waterboys fans however, Room to Roam occupies a special place in our hearts. It's the album that introduced us to the fabulous Sharon Shannon. Trevor Hutchinsons majestic bass (now heard to great effect with Lunasa), Mike Scott's lyrics affectionate and playful (Islandman, Song from the End of the World), and the whole band playing with a zest and sparkle that makes you glad that you woke up again. By all means avoid if you only like your songwriters cynical, embittered, hateful and depressing. Otherwise, "come on in, the Water's lovely"!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 23 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
An outstanding album, perfectly capturing a time and place in the ongoing saga of the Waterboys.
Their move to Ireland coloured their "Fisherman's Blues" album, but "Room to Roam" took it to a whole new level. Intimate, full of life, stories, hope, fun, whimsy (and whiskey!) and marvellous soaring folk music - the whole is so uplifting.
A move away from the Big Music - but a truly marvellous album.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Fen Tiger on 27 Jan. 2006
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Few records truly have a special place in your heart, but this is one. So much so that I went to Spiddal and drank at T'Hughes bar to try and get a feel of what happened during the recording of this wonderful record!
Mike Scott's linking up with Steve Wickham, Colin Blakey, Sharon Shannon et all changed my musical views and to an extent tastes.
Hear was a group of musicans enjoying playing together, you could hear it in every note, and s***ing the consequences, which were sell out tours to the USA.
From the simple beauty of In Search of a Rose, A Man is in Love, How long will I Love You through Island Man, Something That is Gone to A Life of Sundays to all the 30 second interludes inbetween this is stamped classic.
NO Its not the big music, its bigger!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By shane_a_oneill@hotmail.com on 25 Nov. 2000
Format: Audio CD
This is typical example of how to write a simple effective tune while sitting in a rocking chair gazing through big french windows to the outside overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with acoustic guitar in hand and strumming a few chords together to write a tune as good as " A man is in love" and "How long will I love you" and feeling pleased with yourself inside, a feeling of warmth even when it's freezing cold outside with the wrath of the Atlantic wind beating against the windows, driving the rain on !!!! This is what it's all about............. !!!!!
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