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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 261 - The Waterboys

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

    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

    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

Singles from This Is The Sea
October 1985
UK Chart #26

Don't Bang The Drum / The Ways of Men
(German Release)


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.

This Is The Sea is what I call a "Must Album" - Must Have, Must Hear, Must Play Lots!

For an album that's 31 years old it still sounds fantastic. Not a poor song on it at all and some of Mike Scott's finest songwriting.

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

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