October 31, 2011
EMI Gold
World, Celtic, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Celtic Rock, College Rock

Album Review

This "two-fer" from the Mike Scott-fronted, Scottish alt-rock legends the Waterboys includes two of the band's more popular recordings. Released in 1985, This Is the Sea found the group in full command of its signature "Big Music" sound, filling stadiums with anthems like "Don't Bang the Drum," "The Whole of the Moon," and the epic title cut, while 1988's Fisherman's Blues saw Scott and company drawing from traditional Irish, English, and Scottish music to craft a truly superb collection of folk-rock tunes.
James Christopher Monger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Don't Bang the Drum
  2. The Whole of the Moon
  3. Spirit
  4. Pan Within
  5. Medicine Bow
  6. Old England
  7. Be My Enemy
  8. Trumpets
  9. This Is the Sea
  10. Fisherman's Blues
  11. We Will Not Be Lovers
  12. Strange Boat
  13. World Party
  14. Sweet Thing/Blackbird
  15. Jimmy Hickey's Waltz
  16. And a Bang on the Ear
  17. Has Anybody Seen Hank
  18. When Will We Be Married
  19. When Ye Go Away
  20. Dunfords Fancy
  21. The Stolen Child
  22. This Land Is Your Land