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An Appointment With Mr Yeats

The Waterboys

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Album Review

An Appointment With Mr Yeats sees Mike Scott taking the poetry of Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats and setting it to music. Produced by Scott himself with the help of Waterboys bassist Marc Arciero, the album is the culmination of a project that Scott had first initiated with a reworking of Yeats’ “The Stolen Child” on the 1988 album Fisherman’s Blues., Rovi

Customer Reviews

Just beautiful

Mike Scott takes the work of Irelands favourite poet & turns them into songs with stunning results.The last track is just sublime & my favourite album track by miles at the moment, but there are about 4 or 5 other standouts, "politics" & "white birds" come to mind.

Very very good, still one of are most underrated groups.

A labour of love.

Breathtaking beauty. This is clearly a labour of love for Mike Scott and will hopefully introduce many to Yeats' great work.

Masterpiece

Nees I say more??

Biography

Formed: 1981 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Led by the literate singer/songwriter Mike Scott, the group's sole constant member, the mercurial Waterboys formed in London in 1981. Born December 14, 1958, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scott first became involved in music as the creator of the fanzine Jungleland and later played in a series of local punk outfits. After college, where he studied English and philosophy, Scott and his band, Another Pretty Face, moved to London; following the group's breakup, he formed...
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