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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: 09/16/2022 03:02 AM
Total Plays: 181

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  • Atticus : 09/16/2022 03:02 AM
    Released on this day, the same exact day as Hounds of Love, September 16th, 1985! What a day to live in the UK
  • DJ Sharlese : 08/05/2022 04:05 PM
    I heard it for the first time on KEXP in 2008 and it really resonated with where I was at in my life. I've loved it ever since. - Jason, Snoqualmie -- The Waterboys came to KEXP and played an inspiring set in 2013; catch it here: https://bit.ly/3CvnaWZ
  • John Richards : 07/19/2022 09:12 AM
    John, Been a long time listener and love your music as a born & raised West Seattleite. Living in the Midwest for the last 3 years and listening to your show every morning at work is what helps me feel so connected to the community I love and miss dearly. Thank you for having a continued positive impact on me and for reminding me I’m not alone always. Please if you have time play: this is the sea - the waterboys. Fell in love with that song from your shows and would be a great addition to my morning! Thanks always! Sam
  • Atticus : 07/15/2022 04:01 AM
    More 1985!
  • Cheryl Waters : 07/13/2022 12:45 PM
    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. You can catch it here: https://bit.ly/3CvnaWZ We’re traveling back in time with songs from 1985 to celebrate 50 years of KEXP today! kexp.org/50/

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