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The Waterboys: An Appointment With Mr Yeats

Wyndham Wallace, The Quietus, September 2011

THOUGH MIKE SCOTT'S attempt to marry the poetry of William Butler Yeats to his own music has been promised for two decades, it offers neither the dramatic "big music" of 1985's classic This Is The Sea, nor the kind of whimsy exhibited on their rendition of Yeats' 'The Stolen Child', as declaimed by Tomás Mac Eoin for the 1988 follow up, Fishermen's Blues, arguably the two most successful albums of the Waterboys' career.

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