The Waterboys ‎– This Is The Sea

Island Records ‎– 90457-1, Island Records ‎– 7 90457-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Don't Bang The Drum
Bass – Karl WallingerDrums – Chris WhittenPerformer [Oysters] – DelahayeSaxophone – Anthony ThistlethwaiteTrumpet – Roddy LorimerVocals, Electric Guitar, Piano, Twelve-String Guitar [Bellzouki] – Mike Scott
A2 The Whole Of The Moon
Backing Vocals – Max*Drums – Chris WhittenPercussion – Martin DitchamSaxophone – Anthony ThistlethwaiteSynthesizer, Bass, Backing Vocals – Karl WallingerTrumpet, Piccolo Flute – Roddy LorimerVocals, Piano, Electric Guitar – Mike Scott
A3 Spirit
Double Bass, Saxophone – Anthony ThistlethwaiteMaracas [Marraccas], Guitar Synthesizer, Marimba, Violin, Trumpet – Karl WallingerVocals, Piano – Mike Scott
A4 The Pan Within
Bass, Drums – Karl WallingerViolin – Steven Wickham*Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano – Mike Scott
B1 Medicine Bow
Bass – Lu EdmondsBrass – The Little Big HornsDrums – Kevin WilkinsonVocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano – Mike Scott
B2 Old England
Bass, Harmonium [Synthesised] – Karl WallingerSaxophone – Anthony ThistlethwaiteSnare – Pete ThomasVocals, Piano, Bells – Mike Scott
B3 Be My Enemy
Bass – Mathew Seligman*Drums – Kevin WilkinsonPiano – Karl WallingerSaxophone – Anthony ThistlethwaiteVocals, Electric Guitar – Mike Scott
B4 Trumpets
Celesta [Celeste] – Karl WallingerSaxophone – Anthony ThistlethwaiteVocals, Piano – Mike Scott
B5 This Is The Sea
Brass – Anthony Thistlethwaite, Roddy LorimerPerformer [Oysters] – DelahayePiano – Karl WallingerTambourine – The Golden AgersViolin – Marek LipskiVocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Mike Scott

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Catalog # 90457-1 appears on the jacket and label, #7 90457-1 appears on the spine

This is the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) version

Recorded in England March-July 1985 at: Amazon, Park Gates, The Townhouse, Townhouse 3, Livingston 1 & 2, The Workhouse, R.G. Jones, Power Plant, Seaviiew, the Chocolate Factory, Good Earth.

℗ © 1985 Ensign Records Ltd.
All songs published by Dizzy Heights Music Publ. Ltd. (MCPS) except:
A1 published by Dizzy Heights Music Publ. Ltd. (MCPS) Welk Music Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7567-90457-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label A Side): ST-IL-855755-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B Side): ST-IL-855756-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched ): ST IL-855755A DMM Europadisk NY SP 0-2 M1 SF1 SM 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched ): ST IL-855756A DMM Europadisk NY SP 0-15W2-1M1 SF1 SM1
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Pressing Plant ID (Embossed around center hole B side): E _ _ T

Other Versions (5 of 70) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign ENCL 5 UK 1985 Sell This Version
R25D-2015 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign, Polystar R25D-2015 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign, Island Records ENCL 5 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
ISL-1058 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign ISL-1058 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
610534 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Island Records 610534 Germany 1985 Sell This Version