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This Is The Sea

on This Is The Sea

by The Waterboys

First Played: 01/11/2004 12:41 PM
Last Played: 05/26/2022 09:07 AM
Total Plays: 175
 

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  • John Richards : 05/26/2022 09:07 AM
    Mike Scott began writing the songs for This Is the Sea in the spring of 1984. Scott recalls that in December 1984, "during The Waterboys' first American tour, he bought two huge hard-bound books... in which to assemble his new songs." For the following two months Scott worked on the songs in his apartment, writing the lyrics, and working on guitar and piano arrangements. Scott wrote between 35 and 40 songs, but felt that the nine songs that made it onto the album "were the ones that were intended to be there." Read an interview with Mike Scott about this song and this classic album: https://bit.ly/368vEr0 The Waterboys came to KEXP and played an inspiring set in 2013; catch it here: https://bit.ly/3CvnaWZ
  • John Richards : 03/31/2022 07:39 AM
    #86 of KEXP Listeners Favorite Songs from the Last 50 Years! Mike Scott began writing the songs for This Is the Sea in the spring of 1984. Scott recalls that in December 1984, "during The Waterboys' first American tour, he bought two huge hard-bound books... in which to assemble his new songs." For the following two months Scott worked on the songs in his apartment, writing the lyrics, and working on guitar and piano arrangements. Scott wrote between 35 and 40 songs, but felt that the nine songs that made it onto the album "were the ones that were intended to be there." Read an interview with Mike Scott about this song and this classic album: https://bit.ly/368vEr0 The Waterboys came to KEXP and played an inspiring set in 2013; catch it here: https://bit.ly/3CvnaWZ
  • Kevin Cole : 03/10/2022 04:48 PM
    #86 of KEXP Listeners Favorite Songs from the Last 50 Years! Mike Scott began writing the songs for This Is the Sea in the spring of 1984. Scott recalls that in December 1984, "during The Waterboys' first American tour, he bought two huge hard-bound books... in which to assemble his new songs." For the following two months Scott worked on the songs in his apartment, writing the lyrics, and working on guitar and piano arrangements. Scott wrote between 35 and 40 songs, but felt that the nine songs that made it onto the album "were the ones that were intended to be there." Read an interview with Mike Scott about this song and this classic album: https://bit.ly/368vEr0 The Waterboys came to KEXP and played an inspiring set in 2013; catch it here: https://bit.ly/3CvnaWZ Thanks to listeners like you, we are able to make these videos. If you'd like to contribute, go to www.kexp.org and make your gift, and see what gifts we have in store for you. Thank you!
  • John Richards : 01/25/2022 07:41 AM
    Mike Scott began writing the songs for This Is the Sea in the spring of 1984. Scott recalls that in December 1984, "during The Waterboys' first American tour, he bought two huge hard-bound books... in which to assemble his new songs." For the following two months Scott worked on the songs in his apartment, writing the lyrics, and working on guitar and piano arrangements. Scott wrote between 35 and 40 songs, but felt that the nine songs that made it onto the album "were the ones that were intended to be there." Read an interview with Mike Scott about this song and this classic album: https://thequietus.com/articles/06161-the-waterboys-interview-this-is-the-sea-25th-anniversary
  • John Richards : 01/14/2022 08:30 AM
    "So the track could be interpreted as encouragement to accept some form of God into one's life as guidance – "You say you've got nothing to hold on to / Nothing to trust, nothing but chains", "I can see you wavering as you try to decide" – but there's no suggestion at any stage that the object of its address will find companionship with anyone. Instead it leaves room for the listener to maneuver within its central conceit – that what has happened is merely preparation for what will come to pass – whilst bathing in the sound of "seven or eight acoustic guitars" that roll inexorably, dramatically, onwards towards Scott's final, softly spoken pronouncement, 'Behold: the sea"." Read an interview with Mike Scott about this song and this classic album: https://thequietus.com/articles/06161-the-waterboys-interview-this-is-the-sea-25th-anniversary

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