Annotation

Original recordings made by Ensign Records.
Tracks 1-5 recorded at Windmall Lane, Dublin, Ireland, January-March 1986 & March-May 1987.
Tracks 6-13 recorded at Spiddal House, Spiddal, Country Galway, Ireland, April-June 1988.
Track 13 is not listed on the release, but it actually is an excerpt from Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land", interpreted by the Waterboys

Annotation last modified on 2010-02-04 23:51 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
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1Fisherman’s Blues
recording engineer:
Pearse Dunne, John Grimes (Recording engineer) and Pat McCarthy
producer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bass and bass guitar [bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson (on 1986-01-23)
drums (drum set):
Peter McKinney (on 1986-01-23)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham (on 1986-01-23)
guitar:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1986-01-23)
mandolin:
Anthony Thistlethwaite (on 1986-01-23)
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1986-01-23)
recorded at:
Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (on 1986-01-23)
mixed at:
RAK Studios in London, England, United Kingdom, Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
recording of:
Fisherman’s Blues (on 1986-01-23)
composer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) and Steve Wickham
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher)
translated version of:
Blues del pescador
4.654:27
2We Will Not Be Lovers
recording engineer:
Pearse Dunne, John Grimes (Recording engineer) and Pat McCarthy
producer:
Bob Johnston (American record producer)
bass and bass guitar [bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson (on 1986-03-23)
drums (drum set):
Dave Ruffy (on 1986-03-23)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham (on 1986-03-23)
guitar and Hammond organ:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1986-03-23)
mandolin:
Anthony Thistlethwaite (on 1986-03-23)
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1986-03-23)
recorded at:
Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (on 1986-03-23)
mixed at:
RAK Studios in London, England, United Kingdom, Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
recording of:
We Will Not Be Lovers (on 1986-03-23)
lyricist and composer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
57:03
3Strange Boat
recording engineer:
Pearse Dunne, John Grimes (Recording engineer) and Pat McCarthy
producer:
Vinnie Kilduff and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bass and bass guitar [bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson (on 1987-05-13)
drums (drum set):
Fran Breen (on 1987-05-13)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham (on 1987-05-13)
guitar:
Vinnie Kilduff (on 1987-05-13) and Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1987-05-13)
harmonica:
Anthony Thistlethwaite (on 1987-05-13)
piano:
Colin Blakey (on 1987-05-13)
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1987-05-13)
recorded at:
Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (on 1987-05-13)
mixed at:
RAK Studios in London, England, United Kingdom, Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
recording of:
Strange Boat (on 1987-05-13)
writer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) and Anthony Thistlethwaite
3:07
4World Party4:01
5Sweet Thing
recording engineer:
Pearse Dunne, John Grimes (Recording engineer) and Pat McCarthy
producer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bass and bass guitar [bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson (on 1986-01-23)
drums (drum set):
Peter McKinney (on 1986-01-23)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham (on 1986-01-23)
guitar:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1986-01-23)
mandolin:
Anthony Thistlethwaite (on 1986-01-23)
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1986-01-23)
recorded at:
Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (on 1986-01-23)
mixed at:
RAK Studios in London, England, United Kingdom, Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
partial cover recording of:
Blackbird (on 1986-01-23)
writer:
John Lennon (The Beatles) and Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
publisher:
Maclen Music Ltd., Northern Songs, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
cover recording of:
Sweet Thing (on 1986-01-23)
lyricist and composer:
Van Morrison
7:15
6Jimmy Hickey’s Waltz
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bass and double bass [upright bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson
drums (drum set) and piano:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham
mandolin:
Anthony Thistlethwaite
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06) and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (on 1988-05-11)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
Jimmy Hickey's Waltz
composer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Anthony Thistlethwaite and Steve Wickham
2:07
7And a Bang on the Ear
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
accordion:
Martin O'Connor (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
bass guitar [bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
drums (drum set):
Jay Dee Daugherty (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
guitar and piano:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
Hammond organ:
Anthony Thistlethwaite (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
And a Bang on the Ear (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
composer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
7:33
8Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bass and bass guitar [bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson
drums (drum set):
Fran Breen
fiddle:
Steve Wickham
flute:
Colin Blakey
guitar and piano:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
saxophone:
Anthony Thistlethwaite
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06, on 1988-05-24)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
writer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) and Anthony Thistlethwaite
3:19
9When Will We Be Married?
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bouzouki, bouzouki [bowed bouzoukis], drums (drum set), membranophone [drum] and piano:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham
harmonica:
Anthony Thistlethwaite
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06, on 1988-05-06)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
When Will We Be Married?
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist), Mike Scott (The Waterboys) and Steve Wickham
3:01
10When Ye Go Away
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bass and double bass [upright bass]:
Trevor Hutchinson
bouzouki:
Alec Finn
fiddle:
Charlie Lennon
guitar:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
mandolin [slide mandolin]:
Anthony Thistlethwaite
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06, on 1988-05-15)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
When Ye Go Away
writer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
composer:
Charlie Lennon
3:45
11Dunford’s Fancy
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bouzouki:
Brendan O'Regan (Galway bouzouki player)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06, on 1988-05-03)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
Dunford's Fancy
composer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
1:04
12The Stolen Child
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy (from 1988-04 until 1988-06)
producer:
John Dunford and Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bell:
Paraig Stevens
bouzouki:
Trevor Hutchinson
fiddle:
Steve Wickham
flute and horn [border horn]:
Colin Blakey
piano:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
saxophone:
Anthony Thistlethwaite
spoken vocals:
Thomas McKeown
spoken vocals [spoken voice]:
Tomás McKeown
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
recorded at:
Spiddal House in County Galway, Connaught, Ireland (from 1988-04 until 1988-06, from 1988-05-29 until 1988-06-02)
mixed at:
PRT Studios ((Precision Records and Tapes)) in London, England, United Kingdom and Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom
recording of:
The Stolen Child
lyricist:
William Butler Yeats
composer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
version of:
The Stolen Child (original poem - no music)
6:56
13This Land Is Your Land
recording engineer:
Pat McCarthy
producer:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys)
bouzouki:
Trevor Hutchinson (on 1988-04-30) and Brendan O'Regan (Galway bouzouki player) (on 1988-04-30)
fiddle:
Steve Wickham (on 1988-04-30)
mandolin:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1988-04-30) and Anthony Thistlethwaite (on 1988-04-30)
vocals:
Mike Scott (The Waterboys) (on 1988-04-30) and Steve Wickham (on 1988-04-30)
recorded at:
Charlie Lennon's House (on 1988-04-30)
cover recording of:
This Land Is Your Land (on 1988-04-30)
lyricist and composer:
Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter) (in 1940)
is based on:
When the World's on Fire
0:56