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A good combination of Celtic music, rock and soul,
This review is from: Fisherman's Blues (Audio CD)
I first discovered this album in 1990 while I was in college and it is still a mainstay in my regular CD rotation. The Waterboys are one of the most underrated bands of the 1980's, and they produced some of the decade's most eclectic, interesting music. Fisherman's Blues is unlike any other album you will own. It has a little rock, a little soul and a little traditional Irish music. How many albums can you say have that combination? The album was recorded in Ireland and is chock full of top notch Irish instrumentalists. The band's main man, Mike Scott, is actually Scottish, but it is hard to believe it here. Songs like the title cut, When Ye Go Away and an almost note-perfect interpretation of Van Morrison's Sweet Thing are unforgettable. The album isn't totally flawless, but it has a special place in my heart, and if I get in my Irish music mood, I dig it out, mainly because a little Irish music goes a long way and there is just enough here.