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Re: The Waterboys
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2017, 12:43:50 PM »
A tribute to Keef, no less...
https://youtu.be/NBl1TYFde6Q

And another new track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUct9989y4g
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Re: The Waterboys
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2017, 09:26:11 AM »
MIKE SCOTT ON THE NEW SONGS FROM OUT OF ALL THIS BLUE
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Mike writes:
“Many of these songs were recorded as I wrote them. Usually I write a song, demo it, play it live a few times, then get around to recording it some passage of time after the initial inspiration hit. There are benefits to working like this because a song grows through the processes of demoing and live performance. But nothing ever quite beats the spirit of that first blast of magic that happens when a song is landing, when its downloading itself into the mind and emotions of the writer during composition. So on this record, because I recorded as I wrote, and because even on songs where I developed the instrumentation and arrangement later I kept the original vocals, you're hearing that initial spark, the true spirit of each song. Morning Came Too Soon, Love Walks In, New York, Man What A Woman, Rokudenashiko, Didn't We Walk On Water, Kinky's History Lesson, Monument, Girl In The Window Chair, Mr Charisma - all those vocals are the day or hour I wrote the lyric.”

While the album's an enjoyable listen, I myself have the impression that some songs seem "unfinished" (or not "worked out" enough, unlike previous Waterboys records), almost like "demos" or "sketches". My opinion might still change, but right now I see this as one of the weaker Waterboys releases...
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Re: The Waterboys
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2019, 01:43:37 PM »
From the forthcoming album 'Where The Action Is', out May 24th:

https://youtu.be/dgoxLOOjqvE
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Re: The Waterboys
« Reply #33 on: April 19, 2019, 10:00:16 AM »
https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8507695/the-waterboys-where-the-action-is-video

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Where the Action Is comes out May 24 and contains an autobiographical song dedicated to the Clash's Mick Jones ("London Mick") and "Out of All This Blue," which was the title of the Waterboys' last album in 2017. "It began as a kind of mixtape album that I was going to put out almost privately," Scott says. "After I finished the last record I had a number of instrumentals left over, and I started playing with those and putting vocals over them. Then a couple of them turned into actual songs and little by little what began as a mash-up mixtape record turned into a regular Waterboys record of serious songs." But rest assured there's still plenty of stylistic variety throughout the 11 tracks.

"I'm afraid that's gonna be the case of all Waterboys records," says Scott, who kicks off European Waterboys dates on May 19, will be part of Fairport's Cropredy Convention during August, and is working on a North American tour for fall. "There's always variety. I don't work within one style of music. I like them all and feel free to move within them all."
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