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The Best Of The Waterboys '81-'90 [CD]

The Waterboys Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (29 April 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ensign/Chrysalis/EMI
  • ASIN: B000007O1N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A Girl Called Johnny
2. The Big Music
3. All The Things She Gave Me
4. The Whole of the Moon
5. Spirit
6. Don't Bang The Drum
7. Fisherman's Blues
8. Killing My Heart
9. Strange Boat
10. And A Bang On The Ear
11. Old England (Live)
12. A Man Is In Love

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but not enough of it 12 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
The Waterboys (or more accurately Mike Scott and various musicians) started their career by being picked as a support band for U2, and you can see why from listening to their early material. 'A Girl Called Johnny' is miles away from something like 'Fisherman's Blues', and apart from the vocals, it's hard to imagine it's the same band.
They didn't go the stadium rock route of U2 though, and if anything their career went backwards, from near rock anthems to celtic folk rock recorded in small out of the way recording studios. Mike Scott's talent is undeniable though, writing some great songs. The one that everyone knows is 'Whole of the Moon', but there are plenty of other great songs here too.
That's the trouble though, there just isn't enough room on this CD to do them justice. A double CD would have been far better, as there are too many tracks missing that really should be here. That's the ONLY reason I think 4 stars rather than 5 though.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Big Music 20 April 2003
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
At their best, The Waterboys matched the brilliance of founder Mike Scott’s heroes like Patti Smith and Van Morrison, in creating poetic masterpieces with a spiritual essence/trancendent quality – “the Big Music” as Scott calls it. Examples are the dark, powerful Killing My Heart, the gentle ballad The Whole Of The Moon and the soaring Spirit. At their worst, they gave us singalong Celtic Folk like And A Bang On The Ear and others, but even these are rendered memorable by catchy melodies and the wonderful mix of instruments. Most of the songs fall somewhere inbetween, although the melodic A Man Is In Love and All The Things She Gave Me also stand with the Big Music. I’d really like to give it four stars, but an album with classics like Killing My Heart or Spirit deserves the full five!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best buy this year 27 Dec 2012
By Colin m
Format:Audio CD
I only bought this on a whim and discovered it was fabulous best buy this year for me if you like the track whole of the moon trust me you find better songs than that on this album
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetic rock 14 April 2007
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
At their best, The Waterboys matched the brilliance of founder Mike Scott's heroes like Patti Smith and Van Morrison, in creating poetic masterpieces with a spiritual essence/trancendent quality - "the Big Music" as Scott calls it.

Examples are the dark, powerful Killing My Heart, the gentle ballad The Whole Of The Moon and the soaring Spirit. At their worst, they gave us singalong Celtic Folk like And A Bang On The Ear and others, but even these are rendered memorable by catchy melodies and the wonderful mix of instruments.

Most of the songs fall somewhere inbetween, although the melodic A Man Is In Love and All The Things She Gave Me also stand with the Big Music. I'd really like to give it four stars, but an album with classics like Killing My Heart or Spirit deserves the full five!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like being there 27 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Recently saw The Waterboys live for the first time. They played many of the songs on this album so brought back good memories.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars cd 16 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
rated this because its a fantastic album just what I expected would recomend this cd to someone thanks so much
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5.0 out of 5 stars More music 28 Dec 2013
By sk5333
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Waterboys - sadly underrated. Listen to learn their talents at writing and recording. Some great and memorable tracks / such power.
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5.0 out of 5 stars inspired 10 Dec 2013
Format:MP3 Download
An amazing mix of ballads delivered beautifully. There is a clear and obvious sincerity in there music that doesn't come from prefabricated 'pop'.
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