Label: Chrysalis - VKW-41589,Ensign - DIDX 2704 • Format: CD Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
Fisherman's Blues is a album by The Waterboys. The album marked a change in the band's sound, with them abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Irish musictraditional Scottish musiccountry musicand rock and roll. Critics were divided on its release with some disappointed at the change of direction and others ranking it among The Waterboys' best work.
Wickham joined the group officially in after This Is the Sea had been released. That year The Waterboys performed "Fisherman's Blues" on 742617000027 - Slipknot - Slipknot (10th Anniversary Edition) Tubewhich was the first time the new musical direction the band was taking was demonstrated.
The recording sessions for the album were lengthy and produced a great deal of music. An additional session took place that December in San Francisco.
Scott moved to Galway and another year passed as the band recorded at Spiddal House, where Scott was living. The entire second side of the original record is made up of recordings from this session. The album was released that October see in music. Scott describes the process; "We started recording our fourth album in early '86 and completed it songs and 2 years later". A 7-CD box set, containing tracks from the album sessions including all those on the original record and subsequent editions, plus a further 85 unreleased tracks was released on 14 October The title track reached third place on Billboard' s Modern Rock chart.
The single for the song reached position 32 on the UK singles charts in and position 75, when When Ye Go Away - The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues in Actress Emilia Clarke performed a cover version for the film Dom Hemingway. The Waterboys' version on this album is a medley ; the song ends with the unplanned addition of verses from The Beatles ' " Blackbird ", which Scott impulsively sang on the spot.
Jimmy Hickey, of the instrumental song "Jimmy Hickey's Waltz", was a member of the album's production crew. The track begins with a recording of some conversation and laughter, which continues in the background When Ye Go Away - The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues a violin begins to play a short waltz. The recording ends with some applause. The single was When Ye Go Away - The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues as a Radio One "Single of the Week", but failed Relax (The Trip Ship Edit) - Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax chart.
Confusion amongst listeners about what a bang on the ear might be about prompted The Waterboys' Frequently Asked Questions page to note, more than ten years later, that it was "a term of affection". Jimmy Hickey's Waltz not present on Ensign vinyl release. Though it is not listed at the back of the CD box, it features on the Ensign disc and in the booklet with full credits.
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