The Waterboys - Room To Roam

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Room To Roam is the fifth studio album by British-Irish folk band The Waterboys, originally released in October 1990 by Chrysalis Records.

The Waterboys are a folk rock band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England. They have explored a number of different styles, but their music is mainly a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll. They dissolved in 1993 when Scott departed to pursue a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to release albums and tour worldwide. 

 

The Waterboys' departure from the self-described "big music" of the early to mid-'80s into the more pastoral Celtic folk-rock landscapes of Fisherman's Blues frustrated many long-time fans, but it also brought in a new set of listeners. Taking its name from a passage in Scottish author, poet, and minister George MacDonald' fantasy novel ‘Phantastes: A Faerie Romance For Men And Women”, Room To Roam extends the scope of the group's previous effort by integrating that album's Irish and Scottish folk elements further into the rock and pop nether regions.

If anything, Room To Roam captures head (and soon to be only) Waterboy Mike Scott at his most unabashedly Beatlesque, stringing together whispery interludes, pub-style jam sessions (of the traditional folk variety), sound effects, and genre-defying forays into soul ("Something That Is Gone"), country ("How Long Will I Love You?"), traditional folk ("Raggle Taggle Gypsy"), and full-on rock & roll ("Life Of Sundays").

Room To Roam has an amiable, schizophrenic, and pioneering spirit, being more freewheeling, lighthearted and joyous in spirit, than previous albums, and in places its wide-eyed joy of life,love,music and Ireland comes through loud and clear.

Check out the tracks: “How Long Will I Love You?” and “A Life Of Sundays”. 

This LP with remastered audio, digital download and reproduced artwork is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

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Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

In Search Of A Rose

1:18

A2

Song From The End Of The World

1:58

A3

A Man Is In Love

2:17

A4

Kaliope House

1:00

A5

Bigger Picture

2:25

A6

Natural Bridge Blues

2:06

A7

Something That Is Gone

3:15

A8

The Star And The Sea

0:26

A9

A Life Of Sundays

6:14

B1

Islandman

2:06

B2

The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (2nd Version)

2:57

B3

How Long Will I Love You?

2:48

B4

Upon The Wind And Waves

1:30

B5

Spring Comes To Spiddal

1:24

B6

The Trip To Broadford

1:14

B7

Further Up, Further In

5:18

B8

Room To Roam

3:08

SKU 825646112951
Record Label Chrysalis Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number CHEN 16
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 08 June 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 02 October 1990
Barcode # 825646112951
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Digital Download, Reissue, "Vinyl Collector" series, Remastered Audio, Cut from 2008 Remaster
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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