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The Whole Of The Moon

on This Is The Sea

by The Waterboys

First Played: 12/26/2004 02:41 PM
Last Played: 09/09/2022 09:24 AM
Total Plays: 124
 

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  • John Richards : 09/09/2022 09:24 AM
    Morning John and crew, If you could work in the The Waterboy’s The Whole of the Moon for Henry’s morning discovery, that would be rad. "Moon" was my first word and I’ve been connected to it since I was in awe as a child. John, thanks for encouraging a rad little person's curiosity. Hope y’all have a great show. Mind the smoky air! Best, --Em -- The "whole of the moon" is the big picture, which takes a particular vision to see. In an interview with Waterboys frontman Mike Scott, he said: "I wrote the song when I was 26 years old, and I was discovering that there was so much more than I had ever known. There was so much more to learn than I'd even been hinted at in the culture I'd grown up in. I had a strong sense of wonderment about that, and I realized there were people who had vastly more information in their imaginations and experiences than I had. And so that's what inspired that song."
  • Evie : 07/13/2022 03:19 PM
    The female singer who comes in around the 2:40 mark is Max Edie. Mike Scott told her to sing while imagining she was "a carefree eight-year-old." Another outside musician to perform on the song was Roddy Lorimer on trumpet, which Scott describes as a "sunlight bursting through clouds" effect akin to the flugelhorns on The Beatles' "Penny Lane." The group's bass player, Anthony Thistlethwaite, did the explosive sax solo, which was bolstered by a firework sound effect that was run through an echo machine. -- Some unique percussive elements were provided by session player Martin Ditcham who, according to Mike Scott, "came in with a bag of weird stuff that he rubbed together or shook - that 'click' sound in the first few seconds is him. Karl [Wallinger] and I each play a 'crump' - where you put an elbow or fist low down on the keyboard."
  • John Richards : 03/25/2022 07:29 AM
    A request for Luke from...wait for it...wait for it...Laura. Yep, Luke and Laura.
  • John Richards : 03/10/2022 09:05 AM
    #141 The Waterboys were not fans of of synth-based pop, but when Mike Scott heard Prince's 'Purple Rain', he realized it could work if done right. 'This Is the Sea' is peppered with these sounds, played by the group's keyboard player Karl Wallinger, most prominently in "The Whole Of The Moon." It came full circle when Prince performed this song at shows in 2014 and 2015! Learn more https://tinyurl.com/67rcf94w.
  • Cheryl Waters : 02/14/2022 11:05 AM
    From Ryan: "Hello there! Enjoying todays show! Can I request something by the waterboys for my daughters marnie (her first valentines) and iris, and wife jillian please!" The Waterboys were not fans of of synth-based pop, but when Mike Scott heard Prince's 'Purple Rain', he realized it could work if done right. 'This Is the Sea' is peppered with these sounds, played by the group's keyboard player Karl Wallinger, most prominently in "The Whole Of The Moon." It came full circle when Prince performed this song at shows in 2014 and 2015! Learn more https://tinyurl.com/67rcf94w.

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