The Waterboys 7 CD Fishermans Blues Box Set (October 2013 release)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by noname74, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. noname74

    noname74 somewhere between want it and got it.

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    Canada
  2. Sandinista

    Sandinista Formerly hightower68

    I love it enough to start complaining about shipping delays and sound now.
  3. davmar77

    davmar77 I'd rather be drummin'...

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  4. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Phila, PA, USA
    Any wagers on if they'll include the immortal "If You Don't **** Me"? :ignore:
  5. noname74

    noname74 somewhere between want it and got it.

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    Canada
    My hope is that it's a Limited Edition set so that everyone can complain about which edition # they received as well!
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  6. Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley Forum Resident

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    Damn! I JUST READ SCOTT'S BRILLIANT BOOK LAST FALL, and as this era is my favorite Waterboys Big Music, I just might have to spring for it in the fall--especially of Isis and the other Dylan covers are included.

    This is the one Cd version I already have. Plus a regular US pressing on Lp.

    Anyone know the best Lp version? UK?

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  7. Sandinista

    Sandinista Formerly hightower68

    I have the DE as well - been a few years since I listened to it - IIRC the bonus material was very good. Can't recall how the DE studio reissue sounded compared to the original CD release. Never had the vinyl.
  8. eelkiller

    eelkiller elitist snob (redux)

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    Northern Ontario
    Still not listed at Amazon.ca :cussing:

    I sent an email request to Import CD's to remind them to cancel a few preorders with no explanation as to why.
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  9. noname74

    noname74 somewhere between want it and got it.

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    Please start a thread about it as I love to read about the 1 transaction that went wrong and not about the 1000s that went right.
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  10. jimod99

    jimod99 Forum Resident

    I'm in...............I also hope they manage to include a live set from the Fishermans Blues tour, preferably a Glasgow Barrowland gig!
  11. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

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    Kansas
    It's the only Waterboys album I like (played it constantly when it was first released), so this definitely has my attention.
  12. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    Cleveland, OH
    That's great. Thanks. I used to be huge Waterboys fan, but they fell off my radar a long time ago. Great excuse to pull out the albums--and of course, wait for the box set.
  13. JohnB

    JohnB Well-Known Member

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    Las Vegas, NV USA
    Count me in. The sessions for this album are legendary.
  14. John Rhett Thomas

    John Rhett Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Macon, GA, USA
  15. Gentle Giant

    Gentle Giant Active Member

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    Boston, MA
    BOX SET AND 'FISHERMAN'S BLUES REVISITED' TOUR

    In October it will be 25 years since the release of Fisherman's Blues. To celebrate, on 14th October EMI Records will release a 7-CD set titled FISHERMAN'S BOX, containing 121 tracks from the album sessions including all those on the original record and previous editions plus an incredible 85 unreleased tracks. The contents have been selected and annotated by Mike Scott, with sleevenotes by Decemberists' singer and long-time Fisherman's Blues aficionado, Colin Meloy. We'll be announcing the tracklists of the 7 CDs throughout spring & summer.

    As a further celebration, The Waterboys will play a special tour of Britain and Ireland this December titled FISHERMAN'S BLUES REVISITED, reuniting Mike and Steve with Fisherman's-era members Anto Thistlethwaite and Trevor Hutchinson. The famous four will be joined by drummer Ralph Salmins and the shows will be a re-exploration of the Fisherman's Blues period. Says Mike: "We won't play the original album in order or anything tame like that. That's not the Waterboys' style. Instead we'll be roaming our old repertoire in a new expression of the freewheeling, improvised spirit of The Waterboys in those days. We want to get that old fire burning again, and I wanna hear Steve and Anto wailing like the two-man orchestra we all remember."

    Tickets for the 13 shows go on sale this FRIDAY 22nd MARCH at 9am. Dates as follows:

    Dec 2013 Location Buy
    Sun 8 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic £34.50, £28.50, £25 0151 709 3789
    Mon 9 GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall £27.50 / £25 0141 353 8000
    Tues 10 GLASGOW Barrowland £27.500844 844 0444
    Wed 11 YORK Barbican £28.50, £26.50
    0844 854 2757 / 0844 338 0000
    Thurs 12 BIRMINGHAM Alexandra £29.50, £27.50
    0844 871 3011 / 0844 338 0000
    Sun 15 OXFORD New Theatre £29.50, £27.50
    0844 871 3020 / 0844 338 0000
    Mon 16 GUILDFORD GLive £28.50
    0844 770 1797 / 0844 338 0000
    Tues 17 BRISTOL Colston Hall £28.50, £26.50
    0117 922 3686 / 0844 338 0000
    Wed 18 HAMMERSMITH Apollo £35.00, £29.50
    0844 249 1000 / 0844 338 0000
    Fri 20 DROGHEDA TLT €44.50 +353 41 987 8560
    Sat 21 KILLARNEY INEC €35 +353 6466 71555
    Sun 22 GALWAY Leisureland €44.50+353 91 586 540
    Mon 23 DUBLIN Convention Centre €44.50
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  16. TeddyB

    TeddyB Forum Resident

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  17. DrJ

    DrJ Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA, USA
    Holy moley...I'm in too!
  18. Sordel

    Sordel Forum Resident

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    Midlands, UK
    I have my tour tickets booked ... now let's see how much they charge for the box ...
  19. Craig

    Craig (unspecified) Staff

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    North of Seattle
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  20. apileocole

    apileocole Lush Life Gort Staff

    One of my favorite albums. Yes I'm actually interested in finding out what's in the box.

    For the original album content, the original CD is superior. So a fan pretty much has to have both the original and the deluxe for the bonus disc. The US LP is fine if one can find one. Looks like you're set.
  21. John Rhett Thomas

    John Rhett Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Macon, GA, USA
    Tracklisting reported at Mojo:

    http://www.uncut.co.uk/the-waterboys-unveil-fishermans-box-tracklisting-news#TbuyAVXhS6BPEkjW.99

    Fisherman's Box Tracklist CDs 1-6
    CD 1
    1. Stranger To Me
    2. Girl Of The North Country
    3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    4. Fisherman's Blues (Piano Version)
    5. Fisherman's Blues
    6. Meet Me At The Station
    7. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    8. Born To Be Together
    9. The Wayward Wind
    10. World Party (1st Version)
    11. World Party / A Golden Age
    12. Sleek White Schooner
    13. Drunken Head Ghost Of Rimbaud Blues
    14. Sweet Thing
    15. Sweet Thing (Conclusion)
    16. Saints And Angels

    CD 2
    1. We Will Not Be Lovers
    2. One Step Closer
    3. My Beautiful Baby
    4. She Could Have Had Me Step By Step
    5. When The Ship Comes In
    6. The Ladder
    7. Will You Ever Be My Friend?
    8. Too Close To Heaven (Rolling Piano)
    9. Higherbound (Prototype)
    10. Happy Birthday Bp Fallon
    11. The Prettiest Girl In Church
    12. You Don't Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War
    13. Dee Jay Way
    14. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
    15. Thistlethwaite's Declaration
    16. Strange Boat (First Play)
    17. Lost Highway
    18. Higherbound Blues
    19. Let Us Be Drinking And Kissing The Women
    20. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    21. Tenderfootin'
    22. Too Close To Heaven
    23. Space Out There, Trevor

    CD 3
    1. Steve And Anto's Overture
    2. Ain't Leavin, I'm Gone
    3. When Will We Be Married? (1st Version)
    4. When I First Said I Loved Only You, Maggie
    5. Love Is Letting Go
    6. On My Way To Heaven (1st Version)
    7. You In The Sky (1st Version)
    8. The Secret Place Of The Most High
    9. Too Hot For Cleanhead
    10. Wickham's Proclamation
    11. Blues For Your Baby
    12. Lonesome Old Wind
    13. If Jimi Was Here
    14. Soon As I Get Home
    15. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    CD 4
    1. Billy The Kid
    2. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
    3. Come Live With Me
    4. I Miss The Road
    5. Higher In Time (Two Pianos)
    6. Too Hot For Cleanhead (Fast Version)
    7. Higher In Time (Scottish)
    8. Higherbound (3rd Tune)
    9. A Golden Age
    10. You In The Sky
    11. I Will Meet You In Heaven Again
    12. Nobody 'Cept You
    13. (He Hasn't Been The Same Since) Jimmy Shand
    14. Rattle My Bones And Shiver My Soul
    15. The Scotsman's Delight
    16. Killing My Heart
    17. Industrial Mr Brown
    18. Custer's Blues
    19. Shall We Gather By The River
    20. Higher In Time Symphony

    CD 5
    1. Higherbound (3rd Version)
    2. The Grief Of Pan
    3. World Party
    4. Working On A Building
    5. If I Can't Have You
    6. Killing My Heart (2nd Version)
    7. Trunk Call
    8. Headphone Mix Song
    9. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
    10. When Will We Be Married? (2nd Version)
    11. Bp's Bathtub Boogie
    12. We Will Not Be Lovers (Sax Solo)
    13. Heading Down The Highway
    14. Strange Boat
    15. Fisherman's Blues (2nd Version)
    16. Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? (Bridgeman Version)
    17. On My Way To Heaven
    18. Let Me Feel Holy Again
    19. A Home In The Meadow
    20. Strange Boat (3rd Version) / The Good Ship Sirius
    21. The Stolen Child (Prototype)

    CD 6
    1. On My Way To Tara
    2. Twa Recruitin' Sergeants
    3. Incident At Puck Fair
    4. And A Bang On The Ear
    5. Mr Customs Man
    6. Strange Boat (Acoustic)
    7. Spring Comes To Spiddal
    8. In Search Of A Rose (Band)
    9. The Stolen Child (Piano Demo)
    10. When Will We Be Married?
    11. In Search Of A Rose (Duo)
    12. The Good Ship Sirius (Set Of Jigs)
    13. This Land Is Your Land
    14. Jimmy Hickey's Waltz
    15. Live Aid And After
    16. Carolan's Welcome
    17. When Ye Go Away
    18. When Ye Go Away (Frankie's Fiddle)
    19. Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
    20. The Stolen Child (Vocal Demo)
    21. Dunford's Fancy
    22. The Stolen Child
    23. Pictish National Anthem (Comati)
    24. Bo Diddley Was A Caveman
    25. The Last Jam
    26. Buckets Of Rain
  22. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Thanks for that! Now to compare this to what has leaked out. The only things that appear to be missing at first glance are some covers: Blowing in the Wind, My Mafia, Wallflower, Passenger, and Death is not the End. I'm wondering if these titles are different from the old title list on the website. My Beautiful Baby is undoubtedly the clean title for If You Don't **** Me.
  23. manicpopthrill

    manicpopthrill Forum Resident

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    Kansas
    :yikes:
    What a collection. I love the title, "Drunken Head Ghost of Rimbaud Blues."
  24. windfall

    windfall Well-Known Member

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    UK
    My band does Fisherman's Blues as an encore at every gig we play. I have just suggested to my bandmates we cover the boxed set at our next gig.... :)
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  25. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Phila, PA, USA
    They actually cut it twice.