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Room To Roam secures the Waterboys’ legacy

August 11, 2008
Today’s reissue of 1991’s Room to Roam, the Waterboys’ Celtic folk outing, completes the reissue programme of the impressive first decade of recordings, and secures the band’s legacy.

The new release has the original album plus a rich offering of previously unreleased material.


CD 1
In Search Of A Rose (2008 Digital Remaster)
Song From The End Of The World (2008 Digital Remaster)
A Man Is In Love (2008 Digital Remaster)
Bigger Picture (2008 Digital Remaster)
Natural Bridge Blues (2008 Digital Remaster)
Something That Is Gone (2008 Digital Remaster)
The Star And The Sea (2008 Digital Remaster)
A Life Of Sundays (2008 Digital Remaster)
Islandman (2008 Digital Remaster)
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (2008 Digital Remaster)
How Long Will I Love You (2008 Digital Remaster)
Upon The Wind And Waves (2008 Digital Remaster)
Spring Comes To Spiddal (2008 Digital Remaster)
The Trip To Broadford (2008 Digital Remaster)
Further Up Further In (2008 Digital Remaster)
Room To Roam (2008 Digital Remaster)
The Kings Of Kerry (2008 Digital Remaster)

In Search Of A Rose (Full Band)
My Morag (The Exile’s Dream)
A Man Is In Love (Alternate)
The Wyndy Wyndy Road
Three Ships
Sunny Sailor Boy
Sponsored Pedal Pusher’s Blues
The Wayward Wind
Danny Murphy / Florence
The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live)
Custer’s Blues (Live)
Twa Recruitin’ Sergeants (Live)
A Reel And A Stomp In The Kitchen
Down By The Sally Gardens
A Strathspey In The Rain At Dawn
A Song For The Life (2008 Digital Remaster)
The Kings Of Kerry (Outdoor)

It’s available from at a giveaway £8.95 delivered! That has to be the bargain of 2008.

Head Waterboy Mike Scott has been assiduous in tending his rich legacy. He started curating an enhanced reissue programme of the core repertoire – the first five albums – in 2002, with the release of the 1983 album The Waterboys – as a Collectors Edition, with many new tracks, over 2CDs, in enhanced sound and with informative and beautifully designed and illustrated cover art. It was followed by the 2CD Collectors Editions of Pagan Place, This is the Sea and Fisherman’s Blues.

Room To Roam now completes the set. Kudos Scott for raising the bar – this is a case history in just how to do it.

Gerry Smith