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This Is the Sea [Import]

The Waterboys Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (18 April 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Chrysalis
  • ASIN: B0001K630U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 386,856 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That was the river. The sea starts here... 10 Mar 2004
By Michael Hurn VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I would imagine a lot of people have the original album as it contains one of the great songs of all time, The Whole Of The Moon. This new remastered and expanded edition gives it all to you. The album on its own is genius.
U2 wanted to make music this big but never quite did it with such Celtic leanings. Mike Scotts vision was at its zenith
The album starts with the Spaghetti Western style Dont Bang The Drum before launching into an epic assault on the ears. Maybe this was a dig at Bonos flag waving. I'm not sure. Then there's THE single. We all know it and it still climbs and soars.

Just when you thought you couln't get any higher the next tack is the lovely Spirit. Lucky for us the bonus disc has the full length version on it which is over double the time. I always thought the original was short - over too quickly. Maybe Mike should have put the long version on the original album on this release much as he did with All The Things on the remastered Pagan Place a couple of years ago.
Then its back to the big music with The Pan Within. Very dark but epic. A great song. Mike would always return to folklore throughout his songwriting.
The second half of the album starts with the barn storming Medicine Bow. What a race this. Again a longer version is on the bonus disc. Next up is my favourite, Old England, which with its vision of a crumbling empire is more relevant to today than it ever was. This was a great live favourite and I thought the original band never sounded better than on this track.
Be My Enemy, I know is a good song but I never got into it. This always felt like the weakest track for me. Fair enough, it rocks hard, but it doesn't do it like Medicine Bow does.
Trumpets is the quiet song on this half.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I have been collecting CD,s and records for over 20 years now and have amassed nearly all the classics ever made and I have played none of them more than This Is The Sea. It is still the most glorious piece of music I have ever heard after 20 years. To be a classic record means that every song has to be great, No Filler(tick 1), you never get bored of hearing it(tick 2) and the album flows perfectly <tick 3>. It's such a shame that Mike Scott hit his peak in the greedy mid 1980's when the excess of Duran Duran & Spandau Ballet were the fashion. If this album were released now it would be hailed a classic and would rightly be ranked with LZ4, Revolver, OK computer etc in the future, I jest you not. This is great big chest beating music with heart and soul, feelgood music at a time when the Smiths (as great as they were) were capturing the era with music reflecting the dark times Mike Scott was searching for the stars hoping for a better future. The album also contains some of the best ever life affirming lyrics as on "Spirit" (High on the wine of life, untethered and free, what spirit is man can be) and contains the best ever double whammy of opening and closing songs with the majestic "Dont bang the drum" and the title track which when you hear it you wont forget, all this and "the Whole of the Moon" as well. Mike produced tons of other great stuff around this time so it would have been tempting to make this a longer album but its short length is one of its good points as it leaves you wanting more. For anyone who enjoys big, loud, soulful music with great lyrics i urge you to buy this album especially people who werent around at the time and you will discover something really really special.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bonus Material 1 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
I would have to say that the bonus material enhances this set. the original album was stunning, but the whole package becomes so very much better with the second CD of material. Beverly Penn to me is in fact as good as anything on the original CD and in my opinion is one of the best songs Mike has ever done. If you don't have this edition and are a big fan, I can't see how you cannot add this to your collection. I put off doing so for years and just loved it when it finally arrived on my doorstep!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A huge sound for a huge cd 2 July 2012
Format:Audio CD
I came to The Waterboys via "Fishermans Blues" and "Room to Roam" and so naturally assumed they were a folk group. Seeing them live was a rude but enlightening experience. In digitally remastered format this is a truly huge sound. The violin playing is truly fearsome and the the awesome sound of the sax is reminiscent of the late but truly great Clarence Clemans of the E Street Band. Virtually every track is a killer and the sheer quality of the additional 14 tracks are effectively a stand alone cd in their own right. As for "Be My Enemy" this could have come straight from Bob Dylan at his most lyrically frantic. I am probably speaking to the converted who already own this but for anyone coming to The Waterboys for the first time this is a must and at this price a complete steal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 24 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I brought this on LP when it first came out, Thought I was buying some Pavlov's Dog but boy was I mistaken this is a great album that stands the test of time, the outake album you can get with the deluxe version is worth every penny
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just one word: Awesome! 31 Mar 2013
By MarkD
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
If you only get one Waterboys album, this should be the one. I fell in love with it from the first few notes of the brilliant opening to Don't Bang the Drum and the whole album is absolutely superb. There's not a duff track on it and I love it as much now as when I first heard it all those years ago in my friend David's car on the way to a gig at the Comedy Club - thanks for the introduction, mate! The second disk has a lot of tracks that I've never heard, so this was a bonus, as the majority of them could have made it onto the released albums. All in all, one of my favourite ever albums from one of my favourite ever bands, the big music that The Waterboys gave us should have been far more successful commercially, but I'm sure that all of us who picked up on it still bang the drum on behalf of Mike Scott and the boys. Awesome.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars I heard The Waterboys at Cropredy and really enjoyed it, so I bought...
I heard The Waterboys at Cropredy and really enjoyed it, so I bought Room to Roam which I love. This album is completely different and I cant say I like it it at all :-(
Published 1 month ago by Bodie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
this is simply a timeless album, the tracks all fit together well and not a bad track on the album. in my opinion the best album they have made.
Published 4 months ago by O T Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love The Waterboys
Bought the orignal non remastered version years ago. Good to hear this one. The second disc sounds good - I also like to see them performing live!
Published 4 months ago by Patricia
4.0 out of 5 stars Good loud in the car!
One of my favourite albums (the other being Dream Harder). Can't say I can rate the quality of the remaster - as I can only compare it to old tapes.
Published 4 months ago by pacmantoo
3.0 out of 5 stars Second disc is almost worthless
Apart from the first track, the second disc doesnt present anything new. It is rehashed, almost like a self centred indulgence.
Published 6 months ago by pablonumerouno
4.0 out of 5 stars Folk blues rock for harbour taverns!
From time to time I play my Fishermans Blues which is my favourite from Waterboys. If you want "a best of" this one is maybe a good choise, because you get a good record plus a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by knut a
3.0 out of 5 stars trip down the 80's memory lane
brought this on a nostalgic whimsy. Was a huge fan in the 80's and 90's. Whats nice is the lyrics still sound strong and havent lost the sharpness after all these years(well to me... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mr. D. O'CONNOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot how good this album is
Atmospheric, well crafty songs, wonderfully performed and produced. Bonus tracks were ceratinly a bous and show how good they are live.
Published 15 months ago by Waggsie
5.0 out of 5 stars For real music lovers......
If you want to escape from the harsh reality of everyday living then this is the album to listen to. It is inspirational, thought provoking and speaks to the soul. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Susie B
5.0 out of 5 stars back to my youth
i forgot what a fantastic album this is, took me back to my youth,this is without doubt one of the most underrated and under played albums of all time,a work of genius. Read more
Published 20 months ago by waynebreeze
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