Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Alan Cross


Waterboys’ Fisherman’s Blues to be Expanded to SEVEN CDs

As albums from the late 80s go, Fisherman’s Blues from The Waterboys ranks up there with one of my favourites.  

If you’re into the current crop of modern folkies (think Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers) and you haven’t discovered this album, get on it.

Or maybe you might want to wait for the expland SEVEN CD, 114+ track edition that’s coming out sometime this year.  Read more at Slicing Up Eyeballs.


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One Response to Waterboys’ Fisherman’s Blues to be Expanded to SEVEN CDs

  1. akajako says:

    Oh my f'n god, it's like bloody Christmas reading this. Will be buying for sure.

    One of the greatest things about this album is the change that the Waterboys went through with it. From being compared musically to U2 and The Alarm to Maritime Folk, the transition was as smooth as it was shocking when I first listened. Still to this day "A Bang on the Ear" and "Has any body here seen Hank" are on my grooveshark play list.

    The only way this coule be better if it was on vinyl.

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