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The Waterboys box set track listing

The Waterboys / Fisherman's Blues

Back in March we revealed that a mammoth reissue of The Waterboys‘ 1988 album Fisherman’s Blues was coming in October. Although a seven-CD set was announced, Uncut are now reporting a six CD box and have also published a full track listing which is detailed below. Don’t worry, although it appears to have ‘lost’ a disc, the track count remains the same at 121, with 85 said to be previously unreleased.

5 September 2013 update: Two boxes have appeared on Amazon UK. A 6CD set as listed below and a 7CD box with 12 x 12″ vinyl records

6CDs

7CDs + 12 LPs vinyl

Fisherman’s Box Set track listing:

CD 1

  • 1. Stranger To Me
  • 2. Girl Of The North Country
  • 3. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 4. Fisherman’s Blues (Piano Version)
  • 5. Fisherman’s Blues
  • 6. Meet Me At The Station
  • 7. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
  • 8. Born To Be Together
  • 9. The Wayward Wind
  • 10. World Party (1st Version)
  • 11. World Party / A Golden Age
  • 12. Sleek White Schooner
  • 13. Drunken Head Ghost Of Rimbaud Blues
  • 14. Sweet Thing
  • 15. Sweet Thing (Conclusion)
  • 16. Saints And Angels

CD 2

  • 1. We Will Not Be Lovers
  • 2. One Step Closer
  • 3. My Beautiful Baby
  • 4. She Could Have Had Me Step By Step
  • 5. When The Ship Comes In
  • 6. The Ladder
  • 7. Will You Ever Be My Friend?
  • 8. Too Close To Heaven (Rolling Piano)
  • 9. Higherbound (Prototype)
  • 10. Happy Birthday Bp Fallon
  • 11. The Prettiest Girl In Church
  • 12. You Don’t Have To Be In The Army To Fight In The War
  • 13. Dee Jay Way
  • 14. Lonesome And A Long Way From Home
  • 15. Thistlethwaite’s Declaration
  • 16. Strange Boat (First Play)
  • 17. Lost Highway
  • 18. Higherbound Blues
  • 19. Let Us Be Drinking And Kissing The Women
  • 20. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • 21. Tenderfootin’
  • 22. Too Close To Heaven
  • 23. Space Out There, Trevor

CD 3

  • 1. Steve And Anto’s Overture
  • 2. Ain’t Leavin, I’m Gone
  • 3. When Will We Be Married? (1st Version)
  • 4. When I First Said I Loved Only You, Maggie
  • 5. Love Is Letting Go
  • 6. On My Way To Heaven (1st Version)
  • 7. You In The Sky (1st Version)
  • 8. The Secret Place Of The Most High
  • 9. Too Hot For Cleanhead
  • 10. Wickham’s Proclamation
  • 11. Blues For Your Baby
  • 12. Lonesome Old Wind
  • 13. If Jimi Was Here
  • 14. Soon As I Get Home
  • 15. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

CD 4

  • 1. Billy The Kid
  • 2. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down
  • 3. Come Live With Me
  • 4. I Miss The Road
  • 5. Higher In Time (Two Pianos)
  • 6. Too Hot For Cleanhead (Fast Version)
  • 7. Higher In Time (Scottish)
  • 8. Higherbound (3rd Tune)
  • 9. A Golden Age
  • 10. You In The Sky
  • 11. I Will Meet You In Heaven Again
  • 12. Nobody ‘Cept You
  • 13. (He Hasn’t Been The Same Since) Jimmy Shand
  • 14. Rattle My Bones And Shiver My Soul
  • 15. The Scotsman’s Delight
  • 16. Killing My Heart
  • 17. Industrial Mr Brown
  • 18. Custer’s Blues
  • 19. Shall We Gather By The River
  • 20. Higher In Time Symphony

CD 5

  • 1. Higherbound (3rd Version)
  • 2. The Grief Of Pan
  • 3. World Party
  • 4. Working On A Building
  • 5. If I Can’t Have You
  • 6. Killing My Heart (2nd Version)
  • 7. Trunk Call
  • 8. Headphone Mix Song
  • 9. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
  • 10. When Will We Be Married? (2nd Version)
  • 11. Bp’s Bathtub Boogie
  • 12. We Will Not Be Lovers (Sax Solo)
  • 13. Heading Down The Highway
  • 14. Strange Boat
  • 15. Fisherman’s Blues (2nd Version)
  • 16. Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? (Bridgeman Version)
  • 17. On My Way To Heaven
  • 18. Let Me Feel Holy Again
  • 19. A Home In The Meadow
  • 20. Strange Boat (3rd Version) / The Good Ship Sirius
  • 21. The Stolen Child (Prototype)

CD 6

  • 1. On My Way To Tara
  • 2. Twa Recruitin’ Sergeants
  • 3. Incident At Puck Fair
  • 4. And A Bang On The Ear
  • 5. Mr Customs Man
  • 6. Strange Boat (Acoustic)
  • 7. Spring Comes To Spiddal
  • 8. In Search Of A Rose (Band)
  • 9. The Stolen Child (Piano Demo)
  • 10. When Will We Be Married?
  • 11. In Search Of A Rose (Duo)
  • 12. The Good Ship Sirius (Set Of Jigs)
  • 13. This Land Is Your Land
  • 14. Jimmy Hickey’s Waltz
  • 15. Live Aid And After
  • 16. Carolan’s Welcome
  • 17. When Ye Go Away
  • 18. When Ye Go Away (Frankie’s Fiddle)
  • 19. Has Anybody Here Seen Hank?
  • 20. The Stolen Child (Vocal Demo)
  • 21. Dunford’s Fancy
  • 22. The Stolen Child
  • 23. Pictish National Anthem (Comati)
  • 24. Bo Diddley Was A Caveman
  • 25. The Last Jam
  • 26. Buckets Of Rain

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14 responses to The Waterboys box set track listing

  1. Mark says:

    I believe there will still be a disc 7 comprised of original versions (various artists) country/gospel/folk songs that inspired the Fisherman Blues sessions

    • Mark says:

      Mike Scott confirmed on radio that CD 7 is called ‘Fishermans Roots’ and is as per my abovedescription…various country/gospel/folk songs which inspired the sessions

  2. Will says:

    Any word on pricing?

  3. William says:

    Cannot wait for this, so excited!!, 7th disc or not!

  4. Chris Lancaster says:

    Excited here as well. There’s bound to be a number of throwaway instrumentals and short tracks, but with 85 or so unreleased tracks, hopefully there will be a large number of gems. I’ve been checking online for pricing information since the set was first announced, but no sign yet…

  5. Randy Francis says:

    I know this puppy is most likely to be pricey. I’ve been saving up ever since it was announced. I can hardly wait.

  6. Mike says:

    The ‘mastertapes’ bbc radio documentary on this was fascinating, can be downloaded as a podcast.

  7. Martin says:

    Anyone know what is in the 12 x 12″ vinyl albums that go with the deluxe set ?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      It’s one 12″ record – the original album remastered.

      • Martin says:

        Yes that makes sense Paul but Amazon clearly stated ”12 x 12″ vinyl – a total of 19 discs” !! Yes, they said 19 discs . So on that basis I pre-ordered it – of course not really knowing what I should be expecting.

        • Paul Sinclair says:

          Amazon mean 12″x12″ – ie 12 by 12inch. I specifically checked this with Warners, and it is definitely only one LP, so don’t expect 12!!

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