1988
Label: Ensign - ZCHEN-5,Ensign - ZCHEN 5 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: Scandinavia • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock
Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? - The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues (Cassette, Album)

Fisherman's Blues is a album by The album marked a change in the band's sound, with them abandoning their earlier grandiose rock sound for a mixture of traditional Irish music, traditional Scottish music, country music, and rock and s were divided on its release with some disappointed at the change of direction and others ranking it among The Waterboys' best work.

Original recordings made by Ensign Records. Tracks recorded at Windmall Lane, Dublin, Ireland, January - March & March - May Tracks recorded at Spiddal House, Spiddal, Country Galway, Ireland, April - June Track 13 is not listed on the release, but it actually is an excerpt from Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land.

Fisherman's Blues: A2: We Will Not Be Lovers: A3: Strange Boat: A4: World Party: A5: Sweet Thing: B1: And A Bang On The Ear: B2: Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? B3: When Will We Be Married? B4: When Ye Go Away: B5: Dunford's Fancy: B6: The Stolen Child.

Fisherman's Blues: A2: We Will Not Be Lovers: A3: Strange Boat: A4: World Party: A5: Sweet Thing: B1: And A Bang On The Ear: B2: Has Anybody Here Seen Hank? B3: When Will We Be Married? B4: When Ye Go Away: B5: Dunford’s Fancy: B6: The Stolen Child.

The first sound on the Waterboys' fourth album is a spirited fiddle; the first sound to escape Mike Scott's mouth a life-filled whoop; the last song a gently moving reading of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats's "Stolen Child," featuring passages spoken by Tomás McKeown, a Galway-bred traditional singer.


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