Label: Island Records - 206 353,Island Records - 206 353-620,Ensign - 206 353 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
It was the first Waterboys record with Karl Wallinger as part of the band and also includes Roddy Lorimer 's first trumpet solo for Somebody Might Wave Back - The Waterboys - A Pagan Place band on the track "A Pagan Place". According to a post at the official Waterboys forum, Mike ScottBoogie 2Nite (DB Boulevard Edit) - Booty Luv - Boogie 2Nite chose the album name, has never read the book,  and neither the album nor the title track share any other similarities with the novel.
The album comprises two recording sessions. The second session, held September at Rockfield Studio in Walesincluded contributions from Wallinger, who had joined the band that year. The album was released in June see in music. Peter Anderson, writing in Record Collectorasserts that there was "unanimous critical acclaim". A Pagan Place was reissued in by Chrysalis Recordshaving been remastered. The reissue included both new tracks from the recording sessions for both A Pagan Place and from The Waterboysalong with extended versions of tracks from the original release.
Scott's songwriting has been criticized as being overly introspective, and all four tracks contain some element of self-reflection. Waterboys chronicler Ian Abrahams described the song as the album's defining track, with New Music Express' Andrew Collins stating, "What a concept and what an albatross.
A lilting anthem with grand cymbal slashes, soulful backing The soldier, along with many others, is sent to the Gulag by Joseph Stalin. The songs are based upon the book The Diary of Vikenty Angorov.
The final track of the original release, "A Pagan Place", featuring a trumpet solo from Lorimer, is an ambiguous questioning of the process of Christianising a Pagan culture.
The song "Cathy", included on the album's re-issue, was originally a Nikki Sudden song. We did a quick mix and that was that until twenty years ago [sic] when he includes the number on the reissue of his A Pagan Place album". All tracks written by Mike Scottexcept "Cathy" on the reissued version of the album.
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