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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Rewind: 1985 This is the Sea - The Waterboys

This is the Sea - The Waterboys
Ensign Records
Produced by Mike Scott, Karl Wallinger, John Brand and Mick Glossop
Released 16th September 1985
UK Chart #37

Personnel
    Mike Scott – vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, synthesiser, drum machine programming, bells and effects
    Anthony Thistlethwaite – saxophone, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin
    Karl Wallinger – bass synth, piano, organ, keyboard programming, synthesiser, celeste, percussion and backing vocals

Additional Personnel:
    Steve Wickham – violin
    Marek Lipski – violin
    Roddy Lorimer – trumpet, background vocals
    Stewart Bartlett - french horn
    Kevin Wilkinson – bass guitar, drums
    Martin Swain – bass guitar
    Chris Whitten – drums, cymbals
    Pete Thomas – snare drum
    Martin Ditcham – percussion
    Max Edie – background vocals
    Lu Edmonds – Bass
    Matthew Seligman – Bass


The third album from The Waterboys and their first one to enter the charts. It was also the last album on which Karl Wallinger contributed to as a Waterboy as he went off to form World Party and it was the first album on which Steve Wickham played and he soon joined the band, appearing in The Whole of the Moon video, the lead single from the album that reached #26 in the UK Chart.

Nürburg, Rock Am Ring June 1986


Line-up:
Mike Scott - Vocal,Guitars,Piano
Anto Thistlethwaite - Sax,Elec Mandolin,Mouth Organ,Piano
Steve Wickham - Fiddle,Mandolin
Trevor Hutchinson - Bass
Dave Ruffy - Drums


Dedicated to Graham and Rachel Lampen

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