This week’s new releases include the slightly slimmed-down 6CD version of the new Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ box set of demos and unfinished tracks, plus a reissue of Soulsavers’ album with Dave Gahan and the belated CD release of Tears For Fears co-founder Curt Smith’s new solo album.
Tag: Fisherman’s Blues
This week’s new releases include box sets devoted to Tears For Fears and Waterboys albums, plus a new Morrissey concert film, a reissue of Billy Bragg’s debut, a box set collecting six Boomtown Rats albums, an audiophile CD pressing from the Pixies and live sets from The Mission and The Wedding Present.
The Waterboys continue to add dates to the band’s first full North American tour since 2007 — which bandlander Mike Scott has promised will be “the longest Waterboys American tour ever” — with five more concerts, including one at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, being added this week, with more still to come.
The Waterboys will embark on a “coast-to-coast” North American tour this fall that marks the band’s first full tour here since 2007, with bandlander Mike Scott this week promising it will be “the longest Waterboys American tour ever” as he announces initial dates along the East and West coasts of the U.S. this September and October.
Mike Scott of The Waterboys revealed on Twitter this week that he’s at work compiling a 7-disc box set of material — “114 tracks and counting,” featuring multiple takes of about 88 different songs — recorded during the sessions for the band’s classic 1988 album ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ that’s due for release later in this year.
Mike Scott, frontman and core member of The Waterboys, next month will publish ‘Adventures of a Waterboy,’ a 272-page ‘musical memoir’ that promises ‘an eye-opening account of Mike’s life in music’ via ‘blow-by-blow descriptions of his days in teenage garage bands, the rise of The Waterboys’ and beyond.
The Waterboys return next week with their first new album in four years, the 14-track ‘An Appointment with Mr. Yeats,’ which features songs bandleader Mike Scott created from the lyrics of Irish poet W.B. Yeats for the stage show of the same name.
Watch the Waterboys performing their 1988 classic ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ live in Irish radio station RTÉ 2fm’s mobile studio at the Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival last weekend, where Mike Scott & Co. shared the bill with Roxy Music, Bad Lieutenant and Public Image Ltd., among other bands.
The Waterboys’ Mike Scott is opening up his archives online, posting a series of ‘exclusive Waterboys songs plus various mysterious and wonderful tracks and mash-ups’ recorded at his home studio.