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Book Of Lightning [CD + DVD] ~ The Waterboys
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5.0 out of 5 stars Daily Telegraph Review, 3 April 2007
To listen to Mike Scott's soulful Celtic voice, grapple with his visionary lyrics and surrender to the wild, flowing abandon of his band in full flight is to touch the very spirit of music. At his best, Scott is as good as it gets. And the new Waterboys album, Book of Lightning, represents Scott at the top of his game.

If quality of work were the only criteria, the man should be a rock legend by now. But if he is famous for anything, it is for blowing chances, turning away from the bright lights down unmarked byways in search of his own truth. "Absorption in music is a way of having a spiritual experience for me," he has said of his wayward career. "Music has a life of its… Read more