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The Waterboys: Room to Roam

On October 2, 1990, “Ensign” label released “Room to Roam”, the fifth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded February – June 1990, at “Spiddal House” in Galway, Ireland, and was produced by Barry Beckett and Mike Scott.


  • Mike Scott – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Colin Blakey – whistle, flute, Hammond organ, piano
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite – saxophone, mandolin
  • Steve Wickham – vocals, fiddle, Hammond organ
  • Sharon Shannon – accordion, fiddle
  • Trevor Hutchinson – bass guitar, bouzouki
  • Noel Bridgeman – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Barry Beckett – piano
  • Roddy Lorimer – trumpet
  • J. Neil Sidwell – trombone
  • Kieran Wilde – clarinet
  • Ken Samson – didjeridu
  • John “Turps” Burke – backing vocals
  • Seamus Begley – backing vocals
  • Eileen Begley – backing vocals
  • Diarmuid O’Suilleabhan – backing vocals
  • Tim Martin – engineer
  • Annie Siggins – sleeve design
  • Simon Fowler – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott, except where noted.

  1. In Search of a Rose
  2. Song from the End of the World
  3. A Man Is in Love – Mike Scott / Kaliope House – Dave Richardson
  4. Bigger Picture – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite
  5. Natural Bridge Blues – traditional, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman
  6. Something That Is Gone
  7. The Star and the Sea
  8. A Life of Sundays
  9. Islandman
  10. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy – traditional, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman
  11. How Long Will I Love You?
  12. Upon the Wind and Waves – Steve Wickham
  13. Spring Comes to Spiddal
  14. The Trip to Broadford – Kieran Donnellan
  15. Further Up, Further In – traditional, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman, lyrics by Mike Scott
  16. Room to Roam – George MacDonald, arranged by Mike Scott, Colin Blakey, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Steve Wickham, Sharon Shannon, Trevor Hutchinson, Noel Bridgeman
  17. The Kings of Kerry – Mike Scott, Sharon Shannon, Steve Wickham

The Waterboys: An Appointment with Mr. Yeats

On September 19, 2011, “W14/Proper Records” labels released “An Appointment with Mr. Yeats”, the tenth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, in London and Dublin, and was produced by Mike Scott and Marc Aciero.


  • Mike Scott – vocals, 6 and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards organ, flute organ, Mellotron, synthesizers, 8-string bouzouki, percussion, programming, effects, treatments
  • James Hallawell – keyboards (including Hammond organ, Nord organs, piano, synthesizers
  • Marc Arciero – bass guitar
  • Ralph Salmins – drums, tambourine
  • Joe Chester – guitars, harmonium, additional vocals
  • Steve Wickham – fiddles, “white birds”
  • Kate St. John – saxophone, oboe, Cor Anglais
  • Blaise Margail – trombone
  • Sarah Allen – flute
  • Katie Kim – vocals
  • Freddie Stevenson – vocals

Track listing:

  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

The Waterboys: Out of All This Blue

On September 8, 2017, “BMG” label released “Out of All This Blue”, the twelfth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2017, and was produced by Mike Scott and Paul Brown.


  • Mike Scott – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, organ, mellotron, bass, drums, percussion, FX, sampler, editing, cover concept
  • Zach Ernst, Niall C. Lawlor, Max Zaska – guitar
  • Brother Paul Brown – vocals, synthesizer, organ, piano, clavinet
  • John Hegarty – piano
  • David Hood, Aonghus Ralston, Neil Mahoney – bass
  • Ralph Salmins – drums
  • Wild Bill Crivvens – percussion
  • Bill Blackmore – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Steve Wickham – fiddle, sonics, horns, strings
  • Trey Pollard – string, brass and bass arrangement
  • The Indivisible Strings – strings
  • Kevin Murphy – cello, double bass
  • Thomas Haugh – zither, ukulele, percussion
  • Megumi Igarashi – voice
  • Caoimhe Barry, Conor J. Ryan, Dublin Soul Choir, Karen Crowley, Saoirse Duane, Carly Coonagh – choir
  • Zeenie Summers, Jess Kavanagh – choir, backing vocals
  • Adrian Olsen – recording
  • Dave Montuyrobles – engineer
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Puck Fingers – mixing
  • Terry Gabis – live desk mixing
  • Brother Paul – mixing
  • Camille O’Sullivan – cover photography
  • Paul Mac Manus, Steve Wickham – additional photography
  • Ian Ross – design, artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott, except where noted.

  1. Do We Chose Who We Love – Mike Scott, Freddie Stevenson
  2. If I Was Your Boyfriend
  3. Santa Fe
  4. If the Answer Is Yeah – Mike Scott, Zach Ernst
  5. Love Walks In – Mike Scott, Steve Wickham
  6. New York I Love You
  7. The Connemara Fox
  8. The Girl in the Window Chair
  9. Morning Came Too Soon
  10. Hiphopstrumental 4 (Scatman)
  11. The Hammerhead Bar
  12. Mister Charisma – Mike Scott, Kevin Murphy, Thomas Haugh
  13. Nashville, Tennessee – Mike Scott, Paul Brown
  14. Man, What a Woman
  15. Girl in a Kayak – Mike Scott, Steve Wickham
  16. Monument
  17. Kinky’s History Lesson
  18. Skyclad Lady
  19. Rokudenashiko
  20. Didn’t We Walk on Water
  21. The Elegant Companion – Mike Scott, Kevin Murphy, Thomas Haugh
  22. Yamaben
  23. Payo Payo Chin

The Waterboys: Good Luck, Seeker

On August 21, 2020, “Cooking Vinyl” label released “Good Luck, Seeker”, the fourteenth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2020, and was produced by Puck Fingers and Brother Paul.


  • Mike Scott – vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, bass, archeology
  • Paul Brown – Hammond organ, piano, keyboards, archeology, programming
  • Steve Wickham – acoustic and electronic fiddle
  • Aongus Ralston – bass
  • Ralph Salmins – drums, percussion
  • Gavin Ralston – sonic guitar
  • James Hallawell – organ, keyboards, sonics, backing vocals, additional production
  • Peadar O’Riada – organ, tin whistle
  • David Hood – bass
  • Mark Smith – bass
  • Jeremy Stacey – drums
  • Justin Hallawell – distant drums
  • Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Unthanks – horns, sonics
  • Jess Kavanagh, Zeenie Summers – backing vocals
  • Blaine Harrison – backing vocals
  • Irakli Gabriel – street voice
  • Chris O’Brien – additional engineering
  • Dave Montuy – additional engineering
  • Tim Martin, Jack Power – additional engineering
  • John Cornfield – additional engineering
  • Lester Salmins – drum recording
  • Don Jackson – mastering
  • Puck Fingers, Brother Paul – mixing
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • B.C. Nowlin – cover painting (Taoseno Sky, oil on canvas)
  • Mike Scott – front cover concept, design, photography
  • Ian Ross – design
  • Pixabay, Creative Commons, Engin Akyurt – photography

Track listing:

  1. The Soul Singer – Mike Scott
  2. (You’ve Got To) Kiss a Frog or Two – Mike Scott, Paul Brown
  3. Low Down in the Brown – traditional
  4. Dennis Hopper – Mike Scott, Paul Brown
  5. Freak Street – Mike Scott
  6. Sticky Fingers – Mike Scott, James Hallawell
  7. Why Should I Love You – Kate Bush
  8. The Golden Work – Mike Scott, Aongus Ralston, Charles Williams
  9. My Wanderings in the Weary Land – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner
  10. Postcard from the Celtic Dreamtime – Mike Scott, James Hallawell
  11. Good Luckm Seeker – Mike Scott, Adrian McNally, Rachel Unthank, Becky Unthank, Niopha Keegan, Chris Price, Sandy Smith, Dion Fortune
  12. Beauty in Repetition – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner
  13. Everchanging – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner
  14. The Land of Sunset – Mike Scott, Peadar O’Riada

On September 16, 1985.


On September 16, 1985, “Island” label released “This Is the Sea”, the third Waterboys album. It was recorded February – August 1985, at “Park Gates Studio” in Hastings; “Livingstone Studios”; “Seaview Studios”; “The Chocolate Factory”; “R G Jones Recording Studios”; “Townhouse Studios”, and “Good Earth Studios” in London, and was produced by Mike Scott, John Brand, Mick Glossop and Karl Wallinger.


  • Mike Scott– vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, piano, percussion, synthesiser, bells, drum machine programming, effects
  • Anthony Thistlethwaite– saxophone, double bass, bass guitar, mandolin
  • Karl Wallinger– bass synth, piano, organ, keyboard programming, synthesiser, celeste, percussion, backing vocals
  • Kevin Wilkinson– bass guitar, drums
  • Martin Swain – bass guitar
  • Lu Edmonds– bass
  • Matthew Seligman– bass
  • Chris Whitten – drums, cymbals
  • Pete Thomas– snare drum
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion
  • Roddy Lorimer– trumpet, backing vocals
  • Stewart Bartlett – French horn
  • Steve Wickham– violin
  • Marek Lipski – violin
  • Max Edie – backing vocals
  • Lynn Goldsmith – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Mike Scott except where noted.

  1. Don’t Bang the Drum – Mike Scott, Karl Wallinger
  2. The Whole of the Moon
  3. Spirit
  4. The Pan Within
  5. Medicine Bow – Mike Scott, Anthony Thistlethwaite
  6. Old England
  7. Be My Enemy
  8. Trumpets
  9. This Is the Sea

U2: War


On February 28, 1983, “Island” label released “War”, the third U2 studio album. It was recorded May – August 1982, at “Windmill Lane Studios” in Dublin, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite and Bill Whelan. In 2012, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked “War” at number 223  on its list of  the “500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Bono – lead vocals, additional guitar
  • The Edge – lead and backing vocals, guitar, piano, lap steel, bass
  • Adam Clayton– bass
  • Larry Mullen, Jr.– drums
  • Kenny Fradley – trumpet
  • Steve Wickham– electric violin
  • The Coconuts: Cheryl Poirier, Adriana Kaegi, Taryn Hagey, Jessica Felton – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr..

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. Seconds
  3. New Year’s Day
  4. Like a Song
  5. Drowning Man
  6. The Refugee
  7. Two Hearts Beat As One
  8. Red Light
  9. Surrender
  10. 40

On February 7, 1989.


On February 7, 1989, “Warner Bros.” released “Spike”, the 12th Elvis Costello studio album. It was recorded 1987 – 1988, and was produced by Elvis Costello, Kevin Killen and T-Bone Burnett.


  • Elvis Costello– vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano, bells, acoustic bass guitar, organ, melodica
  • T-Bone Burnett– acoustic guitar, bass, national steel guitar
  • Dónal Lunny– acoustic guitar, bouzouki, electric bouzouki
  • Marc Ribot– banjo, electric guitar, Spanish guitar, sounds
  • Roger McGuinn– twelve-string guitar, Rickenbacker bass guitar
  • Allen Toussaint– grand piano
  • Mitchell Froom– organ, harmonium, electric piano, Chamberlin, Indian harmonium
  • Benmont Tench– piano, clavinet, spinet, Vox Continental
  • Derek Bell– Irish harp, hammered dulcimer
  • Frankie Gavin – fiddle
  • Davy Spillane– pipe, uilleann pipes, Low whistle
  • Steve Wickham– fiddle
  • Christy Moore– bodhran
  • Paul McCartney– Hofner bass guitar, Rickenbacker bass guitar
  • Nick Lowe– bass
  • Buell Neidlinger– cello, double bass
  • Jerry Scheff– electric bass, double bass, fuzz bass
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk– accordion, bass
  • Pete Thomas – drums
  • Willie Green – drums
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Pete Thomas– drums
  • Lionel Batiste– bass drum
  • Jenell Marshall– snare drum
  • Jim Keltner– tom-toms, snare drum, Chinese cymbal
  • Michael Blair – glockenspiel, marimba, tambourine, xylophone, bells, timpani, vibraphone, Chinese drums, Oldsmobilehubcap, Parade drum, anvil, whiplash, crash-box, temple bells, snare drum, “magic table”, metal pipe, “Martian dog bark”
  • Ralph Forbes – electric drums, drum programming
  • Cait O’Riordan– maracas, bells
  • Kevin Harris– tenor saxophone
  • Charles Joseph– trombone
  • Kirk Joseph– sousaphone
  • Roger Lewis– baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Gregory Davis– trumpet
  • Efrem Towns– trumpet
  • Chrissie Hynde– harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Elvis Costello, except where noted.

  1. …This Town…
  2. Let Him Dangle
  3. Deep Dark Truthful Mirror
  4. Veronica – Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney
  5. God’s Comic
  6. Chewing Gum
  7. Tramp the Dirt Down
  8. Stalin Malone
  9. Satellite
  10. Pads, Paws and Claws – Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney
  11. Baby Plays Around – Elvis Costello and Cait O’Riordan
  12. Miss Macbeth
  13. Any King’s Shilling
  14. Coal-Train Robberies
  15. Last Boat Leaving