The Waterboys ‎– The Whole Of The Moon

Ensign ‎– 12ENY 520
Vinyl, 12"

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A1 The Whole Of The Moon
Mixed By – Mick Glossop
A2 Spirit (Full Version) 4:15
B1 Medicine Jack
Co-producer – John Brand, Mick Glossop
B2 The Girl In The Swing (Live)
Mixed By – John Brand



B2 Recorded Live on Westward One Mobile

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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etchings Side A): Tim Tom

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
10.150000.15 The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon(7") Island Records 10.150000.15 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
PE 98070 The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon(CD, Single, Promo) Chrysalis PE 98070 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
S7-18398 The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon(7", Single) CEMA Special Markets S7-18398 US Unknown Sell This Version
107 738, 107 738-100 The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon(7", Single, Sta) Island Records, Island Records, Ensign 107 738, 107 738-100 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
K-9770 , ENY 520 The Waterboys The Whole Of The Moon(7", Single) Island Records, Ensign, Ensign K-9770 , ENY 520 Australia 1985 Sell This Version


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May 28, 2017
Ibiza 96 or 97 this was massive. Amazing to hear it in the middle of a set. I remember one DJ It may have been Andy Weatherall played it along with I Just Can't be Happy Today by The Damned and How Beautiful You Are by The Cure. Great times.


March 30, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

A fantastic song. Powerful, transcending, timeless and emotional. First few lines:

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

I remember the first time i heard this. Played it over and over and to my girlfriend till we were singing it at the top of our voices. "Too high! Too far! Too soon! You saw the whole of the moon!" Perhaps one of the greatest pop songs you never heard of.