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Too Close to Heaven [Import]

The WaterboysAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (October 1, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: RCA Victor Europe
  • ASIN: B00005NUV7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #260,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. On My Way To Heaven
2. Higher In Time
3. The Ladder
4. Too Close To Heaven
5. Good Man Gone
6. Blues For Your Baby
7. Custer's Blues
8. A Home In The Meadow
9. Tenderfootin'
10. Lonesome Old Wind

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'Too Close To Heaven' features 10 of the original 159 songs that were recorded during the 'Fisherman's Blues' sessions in 1986-88.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Show of Soul December 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is the Waterboys at their best - free and creative, full of life and energy, Fisherman's Blues was only a hint. In a word, I'd call this release no less than breathtaking. The fiddle is piercing and beautiful, playing in time with the soul, and I have never heard a more heartfelt sax in my life. As always, Mike Scott rips the vocals from the bottom of his open soul. Mike seems to have let the music have its full life, a life of its own, born from him but free to run wild. All the energy and moments of that precious period in the Waterboys history are in evidence, shouting out "Thank you God for life, love and music!!!"
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but get the other edition March 23, 2006
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This album was released in the US under the misleading title "Fisherman's Blues Part 2" with a bonus disc which includes a superb slow-burning live version of "Too Close to Heaven". I would recommend that edition rather than this single disc set.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The title "Too Close to Heaven" says it all October 16, 2001
Format:Audio CD
For a period of time Mike Scott and the Waterboys (this particular incarnation) were exactly as the tile says, Too Close to Heaven. The chemistry generated shines through on these tracks just as they do on Fisherman's Blues. If you liked (loved) Fisherman's Blues you'll do the same with this CD. If you liked their earlier music, try A Rock In the Weary Land, their latest, also highly recommended.
These outtakes of the Fisherman's Blues sessions are like the second disk that should have been released with Fisherman's Blues. The liner notes contain information on what was going on at that time and why it's taken so long for this to be released. All I can say is, how much longer until we see more material from these sessions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More from the "Fisherman's Blues" sessions! October 19, 2001
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This is what fans of the "Fisherman's Blues" album have been waiting for: more tracks from those sessions. We get a dozen unreleased tracks recorded with the same band that made the 1988 classic (with one exception, a track recorded in 1991 that Scott wrote at the time of "Fisherman's Blues." A great document. The only thing that keeps me from rating this 5 stars is that Scott seems to have picked tracks that sound less Irish than the songs on the original. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean less trad-style fiddle from Steve Wickham.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good though not great February 3, 2002
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As Fisherman's Blues is my favorite album by this band I ordered this album via Amazon and have listened to it a couple times so far. My main criticism with this release is that several songs seemed unfinished, tentative and not as cohesive as FB. Granted, the bar is set high but so is this bands ability.
Fav albums by this band are, in order: Fisherman's Blues, The Waterboys, The Best of The waterboys 1981-90, This Is The Sea, The Whole of The Moon: Best of Mike Scott and The Waterboys, and finally Too Close To Heaven.
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