The Whole of the Moon" is a song by the Waterboys which was released as a single from their album This Is the Sea in 1985. It is a classic of the band's repertoire and has been consistently played at live shows ever since its release. Written and produced by Mike Scott, the subject of the song has inspired some speculation. The single was not a big success when initially released in 1985, only making the lower ends of the chart, although it reached number 12 on the Australian chart
The second track of the 1985 album This Is The Sea, The Whole of the Moon became one of The Waterboys' best-known songs and their most commercially successful. It’s a love song of sorts to somebody exceptionally talented, who seems to excel in everything they try. The subject of the song has been hotly debated - from the author . Lewis to the musician Prince - but the official line is that the subject is a composite of several people. The song was covered by Prince at shows in London in 2014 and at a concert at his Paisley Park studio in 2015. The Whole Of The Moon" Track.
The Waterboys were not fans of the synth sound that was big in 1985, but when Mike Scott heard the Prince album Purple Rain, he realized it could work if done right. The This Is The Sea album is peppered with these sounds, played by the group's keyboard player Karl Wallinger, but they're most prominent on "The Whole Of The Moon. It came full circle when Prince performed the song at shows in 2014 and 2015. Gertjan from Haaren, NetherlandsThe Waterboys commercially most succesful song The Whole of the Moon, was markedly unfinished when recording of This is the Sea began. It started with a scribble on the back of an envelope on a wintery New York street, in Jan. 1985 and was fully completed in May 1985 in a London studio, when the verse "unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers' was added.
Album · 1998 · 16 Songs. Medicine Bow. The Waterboys. 4. Fisherman's Blues. 5. A Girl Called Johnny (Live).
Complete your The Waterboys collection. Only this Canadian 45 contains the Waterboys' album cut Trumpets". Reply Notify me Helpful. referencing The Whole Of The Moon, 12", 12ENY 520. Ibiza 96 or 97 this was massive.
The Waterboys Lyrics. The Whole Of The Moon". I pictured a rainbow You held it in your hands I had flashes But you saw the plan I wandered out in the world for years While you just stayed in your room I saw the crescent You saw the whole of the moon The whole of the moon. live album: "Karma To Burn" (2005).
Album: The Best of the Waterboys (1981-1990), 1991. Has been played on. United Kingdom 522. Bailiwick Radio Classics. 20. Union JACK Radio. You can leave your e-mail and we will let you know when the broadcast of the station will be online again: Or listen to the other country dec name stations.
Including the 2004 remastered album, the song has been officially released four times and appears on the following Waterboys albums: This Is the Sea 1985. The Best of The Waterboys 81–90 1991. The Whole of the Moon: The Music of Mike Scott & The Waterboys 1998. Karma to Burn live 2005. Nikki Sudden "A Few Mike Scott stories" Excerpts from Nikki Sudden's Autobiography Retrieved October 23, 2005.
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