To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of The Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, Mike Scott has trawled the vaults to create the ultimate companion to this seminal album. ‘Fisherman’s Box’ comprises the complete Fisherman’s Blues sessions 23rd January 1986 to 2nd June 1988, across 6 CD’s. The edition will contain the 6 CDs of the sessions and a 64page 5x5 booklet containing the introduction and annotation with rare and unseen photographs.
…Although the arena-rock influences have been toned down, Scott's vision is no less sweeping or romantic, making even the simplest songs on Fisherman's Blues feel like epics. Nevertheless, the album is the Waterboys' warmest and most rewarding record, boasting a handful of fine songs, as well as a surprisingly successful cover of Van Morrison's breathtaking "Sweet Thing."
The Waterboys have announced their twelfth stud album, a double album, will be released on September 8th, 2017. The band's sound has changed over the three decades plus they have been active, with the new album described as having diverse influences such as "soul, hip-hop, R&B, funk and swamp-rock".