Waterboys - An Appointment With Mr. Yeats

Vendor: Puck Records
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Released: 2011

NEW VINYL LP ON PUCK 2011

2 X 180 GRAM VINYL.

To say The Waterboys latest album, An Appointment With Mr. Yeats, is a labour of love of sorts for Mike Scott would be something of an understatement. Scott’s obsession with W.B. Yeats is evident in a catalogue of lyrics peppered with direct or indirect nods to a burning, galloping Celtic mysticism that is typical of the poet’s earlier work. He has also remarked in interviews that this project has been on the boil for 20 years, so there is no doubting the passion and intent behind it. However, the very shape the project takes – an attempt to graft largely unaltered tranches of Yeats’ poetry to original Waterboys’ melodies – is one that leaves it at risk of sounding clumsy, overblown, or even pretentious. Yet, for the most part it succeeds and the points where it doesn’t quite convince can be chalked down as noble failures. http://www.mikescottwaterboys.com/ 

Tracklist

1. “The Hosting Of The Shee”
2. “Song Of Wandering Aengus”
3. “News For The Delphic Oracle”
4. “A Full Moon In March”
5. “Sweet Dancer”
6. “White Birds”
7. “The Lake Isle Of Innisfree”
8. “Mad As The Mist And Snow”
9. “Before The World Was Made”
10. “September 1913″
11. “An Irish Airman Foresees His Death”
12. “Politics”
13. “Let The Earth Bear Witness”
14. “The Faery’s Last Song”



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