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This Is the Sea

The Waterboys Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Dec 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Independent Nat'l Di
  • ASIN: B000006E7N
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,451,501 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive Waterboys album 9 Jan 2000
Format:Audio CD
The Waterboys were formed as a band by Mike Scott in the early eighties and immediately started forging a sound that would develop through two albums to become the leading edge of mid-eighties Celtic rock. "This is the Sea" is the culmination of this period of the band's development, a period that was cut short by Scott's move to Ireland and the subsequent change in direction.
"The Whole of the Moon" is probably the most successful song that the band has had to date, but on this album it is simply one of many dark forays into myths and legends. The powerful simplicity of "Spirit", the damning indictment of Thatcher's Britain in "Old England", the summing up of the Cold War in "Be my enemy" - it's all there. Coupled with love songs like "Trumpets" this is a powerful album and an album which makes you wonder where the band would have gone had fate had different things in store for them.
Thoroughly recommended! Buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Celtic rock at it's finest 12 Feb 2014
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This album in 1985 was the follow up to the successful album 'A pagans place' . This album showcased there early more rock sound with a Gaelic influence before they went down the more folk sound in the subsequent albums after. Along with the main man Mike Scott the album also featured Steve Wickham and Karl Wallinger (Who then departed to form World Party).

The album includes the classic 'the whole of the moon' which was a top 30 hit and the album contains the usual mix of love, religion and politics. Medicine Bow, Be my enemy and old England are great tunes to get the old soul pumping.

All in a all a very good album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 14 Oct 2013
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From the waterboys one of there finest set of songs, if you are new to the music of the waterboys start with this album it is superb :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 10 Aug 2012
By CTricks
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I'm not great fan of the Waterboys, don't get me wrong the music is fantastic and this album is as good if not better than the last one. What I do know for sure is that my Mrs absolutely loves them and in-fact, it was one of her most favourite prezzies I got her recently. So, in summary, if you like them buy it, if you know someone that likes them buy it and give it to them and if you have never heard them before buy it because you will like it once you have got it.
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