In July 1983.

In July 1981, “Chrysalis” label released the debut, self-titled Waterboys album. It was recorded December 1981 – November 1982, at “Redshop Studios” in London, “Farmyard Studios” in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, and was produced by Mike Scott and Rupert Hine. The album cover photograph was by Panny Charrington and design was by Stephanie Nash.


  • Mike Scott– vocals, piano, guitar, 12-string “bellzouki” guitar, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite– saxophone, bass, mandolin, drums
  • Kevin Wilkinson– drums
  • Delahaye (alias of Mike Scott) – organ
  • Nick Linden – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Norman Rodger – bass guitar
  • Ray Massey – drums
  • Stephen W Tayler– bass, keyboards
  • Jason Stokes, Jim Preen, Stephen W Tayler – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott.

  1. December
  2. A Girl Called Johnny
  3. The Three Day Man
  4. Gala
  5. I Will Not Follow
  6. It Should Have Been You
  7. The Girl in the Swing
  8. Savage Earth Heart

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