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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: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 742 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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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By michael_m on 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 By Peter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 April 2003
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter Drew on 27 Sept. 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Colin m on 27 Dec. 2012
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MRS M MILLAR on 16 Dec. 2012
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rated this because its a fantastic album just what I expected would recomend this cd to someone thanks so much
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By Happy Chick on 2 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I had the this album many years ago but over several house moves I lost it. I decided that it was time to replace it, along with several others (vinyls), This is a brilliant album, it basically has all the well known tracks that are loved by all Waterboys fans. It is a good introduction to their music and great for the car. be carefull if the windows are down though because you cant help singing along with the tracks very loudly -scaring other motorists!
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By Mavourneen M. on 30 Jun. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I bought this album soley for the track- The Whole of the Moon, as I have enjoyed listening it every time I heard it playing on the radio over the years. However I am finding it all very easy and enjoyable listening, I wish I'd got it years ago and now making up for what I missed as playing it regularly. If you are thinking about it go for it. It is an overall good album.
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By DugM on 3 Sept. 2013
Format: MP3 Download Verified Purchase
I've come to The Waterboys late in life - I've known of them for years, but a recent radio programme whetted my interest and this really is a good album, with a variety of styles. No doubt aficionados will already have all the songs, but if - like me - you want to get a flavour of the band, then you can't go wrong with this.
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