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Room To Roam (Coll Ed) [Collector's Edition]

Waterboys Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. In Search Of A Rose (2008 Digital Remaster)
2. Song From The End Of The World (2008 Digital Remaster)
3. A Man Is In Love (2008 Digital Remaster)
4. Bigger Picture (2008 Digital Remaster)
5. Natural Bridge Blues (2008 Digital Remaster)
6. Something That Is Gone (2008 Digital Remaster)
7. The Star And The Sea (2008 Digital Remaster)
8. A Life Of Sundays (2008 Digital Remaster)
9. Islandman (2008 Digital Remaster)
10. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (2008 Digital Remaster)
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Disc: 2
1. In Search Of A Rose (Full Band)
2. My Morag (The Exile's Dream)
3. A Man Is In Love (Alternate)
4. The Wyndy Wyndy Road
5. Three Ships
6. Sunny Sailor Boy
7. Sponsored Pedal Pusher's Blues
8. The Wayward Wind
9. Danny Murphy / Florence
10. The Raggle Taggle Gypsy (Live)
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2008 digitally remastered and expanded two CD collector's edition lavishly packaged in a digipak housed in a plastic outer slipcase with extensive booklet and sleevenotes written by Mike Scott telling the story of the album. Originally released in 1990, this edition features a bonus disc that contains an additional 17 rarities including alternate versions, live cuts, previously unreleased tracks and more. As the follow-up to their successful Fisherman's Blues, Room To Roam continues leader Mike Scott's exploration of traditional Irish, Scottish and British Folk music. 34 tracks. EMI.

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It's a shame that Room to Roam isn't better appreciated. Even many Waterboys fans look past this wonderful tour de force, a rich and dazzling pastiche of styles and moods--a kind of electro-Celtic Sgt. Pepper for the 90s. Some fans who were attracted by the somewhat more traditional and stripped-down sound of Fisherman's Blues (perhaps the closest Mike Scott ever got to making a Pogues album) have failed to appreciate Room to Roam's greater experimentation. But as far as whole albums go, for richness and variety of musical styles, as well as sheer poetry and exuberance, I think Room To Roam has a slight edge over Fisherman's Blues.
In fact, Room to Roam is a solid tie for my favorite Waterboys album, along with This is the Sea. There's not a note of RTR that isn't blessed by the goddess, and a number of these songs are among Mike Scott's finest moments, including "Something That is Gone," "How Long Will I Love You," "A Man is in Love," "Bigger Picture" and "Raggle Taggle Gypsy." "Raggle Taggle" in particular is one of Mike's most joyful and electrifying performances on record--it never fails to send me through the roof.
What I love about Room To Roam is that it's wonderfully true to both the traditional folk AND the experimental, electronic impulses in Mike's work. That may be the very thing that alienates some of the folks who were attracted by the more "pure" sound of FB, but for me it's that amazing blend of styles that puts Room to Roam at the top of the Waterboys' canon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites! July 5 2002
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One of the best albuns of waterboys i ever heard. Fisherman's blues is very good too. For those who like irish music and drink a good Guiness Beer should listen this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Songs about life and love July 30 2001
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Songs about the joys of love and life are found throughout this CD. "A Man is in Love" is simply one of the sweetest songs about that state of being you'll find anywhere, and it's a rare occurrence to hear a man sing about love so simply without an accompaniment of pain and anguish. The CD is filled with many such little delights. Sometimes a bit too light-hearted for its own good, Room to Roam lacks the depth to be a great CD but it's still a great deal of fun.
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