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The Waterboys - Room To Roam (LP, Album, Reissue)

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Room to Roam is the fifth studio album by The Waterboys; it continued the folk rock sound of 1988's Fisherman's Blues, but was less of a commercial success, reaching #180 on the Billboard Top 200 after its release in September 1990. Critical response continues to be mixed. Allmusic describes it both as "not quite as [musically] successful" as Fisherman's Blues[1], but also as a "Celtic rock classic"[2]. The front and back covers were designed by Simon Fowler based upon photography by Stefano Giovannini and Sean Jackson. Room to Roam is named after a passage in a George MacDonald book, Phantastes. The cover photography was done by Simon Fowler, and designed by Anni Siggins. The album was recorded at Spiddal House in Galway, where the last recording sessions from the preceding album, Fisherman's Blues, had been recorded. Room to Roam would be the last of The Waterboys' folk-rock sound until the release of Universal Hall in 2003. Fiddler Steve Wickham, who had been a large inspiration for the change to that sound for Fisherman's Blues, left the band shortly before Room to Roam was released. The Waterboys briefly toured with a sound more akin to their early "Big Music" rock sound,[3] before disbanding. Room to Roam was remastered in 2008 and released with a bonus disc of additional tracks from the original sessions. Following the box set of outtakes and bonus songs of the Fisherman's Blues sessions, assembled in the Fisherman's Box, Mike Scott produced a box set of material from the 1989-1990 recording sessions in Spiddal. The 6CD set (5 CDs and 1 DVD) were issued as The Magnificent Seven - The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues/Room to Roam Band 1989-90 in late 2021. The box set contained 103 songs, many of them previously unreleased.

Release Info

Artist: The Waterboys
Label: Chrysalis
Format: LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Europe
Label: Chrysalis
Released: 2015
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock


A1 In Search Of A Rose
A2 Song From The End Of The World
A3 A Man Is In Love
A4 Kaliope House
A5 Bigger Picture
A6 Natural Bridge Blues
A7 Something That Is Gone
A8 The Star And The Sea
A9 A Life Of Sundays
B1 Islandman
B2 The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (2nd Version)
B3 How Long Will I Love You?
B4 Upon The Wind And Waves
B5 Spring Comes To Spiddal
B6 The Trip To Broadford
B7 Further Up, Further In
B8 Room To Roam

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