The Waterboys ‎– This Is The Sea

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7243 5 91451 2 9 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Chrysalis, EMI 7243 5 91451 2 9 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CRCX1042 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Chrysalis CRCX1042 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
610534 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Island Records 610534 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Ensign, Ensign CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 UK 1986 Sell This Version
VK 41543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Ensign VK 41543 US 1987 Sell This Version
F2 21543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Chrysalis, Ensign F2 21543 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
P35D-20018 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Island, Ensign P35D-20018 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Ensign, Ensign CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Ensign, Ensign CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDCHR (WM) 146 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Chrysalis CDCHR (WM) 146 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
CIDM-129 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Island Records, Ensign CIDM-129 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
610 534-222 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Ensign, Island Records 610 534-222 UK, Europe & Japan 1985 Sell This Version
CID 129, 90457-2 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Ensign, Ensign CID 129, 90457-2 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
CCD 1543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Chrysalis CCD 1543 UK 1985 Sell This Version
610 534-222 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album) Island Records, Ensign 610 534-222 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
7243 5 76862 2 8 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM + CD, Comp, Copy Pro) Chrysalis 7243 5 76862 2 8 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
F2 21543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Ensign F2 21543 US Unknown Sell This Version
VK 41543, DIDX 858, DIDX 000858 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Ensign, Chrysalis VK 41543, DIDX 858, DIDX 000858 US Unknown Sell This Version
CD25CR23 The Waterboys This Is The Sea - Chrysalis 25th Anniversary Special Edition(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis CD25CR23 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE) Ensign, Ensign CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 UK Unknown Sell This Version
F2 21543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Ensign F2 21543 US 1996 Sell This Version
F2 21543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE) Chrysalis, Ensign F2 21543 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 5 91451 2 9 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM) Chrysalis, EMI 7243 5 91451 2 9 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
7243 5 91451 2 9 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP + CD, Comp, RM) Chrysalis 7243 5 91451 2 9 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RP) Ensign, Ensign CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 UK Unknown Sell This Version
VK 41543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RP) Chrysalis, Ensign VK 41543 US Unknown Sell This Version
CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(CD, Album, RP) Ensign, Ensign CCD 1543, CDP 3215432 UK Unknown Sell This Version
F4 21543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Chrysalis F4 21543 US 1985 Sell This Version
FVT 41543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Chrysalis FVT 41543 US 1985 Sell This Version
TC ENCL-5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Island Records TC ENCL-5 Philippines 1985 Sell This Version
ENCC-5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Ensign ENCC-5 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
262 71423, VG 71423 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Ensign, Virgin 262 71423, VG 71423 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
C 38468 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Island Records C 38468 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
ZCHEN 3 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Ensign ZCHEN 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
ENCC 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Ensign ENCC 5 UK 1985 Sell This Version
90457-4, WU1129 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album) Island Records, UFO Group 90457-4, WU1129 Taiwan 1985 Sell This Version
ISLC-1058 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album, Dol) Island Records, Ensign ISLC-1058 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
90457-4, 7 90457-4 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album, Dol) Ensign, Island Records 90457-4, 7 90457-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
ISMC 1058, ISLC-1058 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Island Records, Ensign ISMC 1058, ISLC-1058 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
504 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Michael 504 Thailand Unknown Sell This Version
none The Waterboys This Is The Sea(Cass, Promo) Ensign none UK Unknown Sell This Version
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
90457-1, 7 90457-1 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 90457-1, 7 90457-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
ENCL5, VG 71423 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign, Virgin ENCL5, VG 71423 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
ENCL 5, 33.512 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign, Island ENCL 5, 33.512 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
ENLC 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign ENLC 5 South Africa 1985 Sell This Version
207 095, 207 095-620 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records 207 095, 207 095-620 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ISL-1058 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign ISL-1058 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
826 309-1 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign 826 309-1 France 1985 Sell This Version
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign ENCL 5 Ireland 1985 Sell This Version
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign ENCL 5 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
10.207095.50 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign, Dacapo 10.207095.50 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
L 38468, ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Ensign, Island Records, Ensign L 38468, ENCL 5 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign ENCL 5 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
RML 53199 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records RML 53199 Australia 1985 Sell This Version
I-207.095, I-207095, ENCL5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records, Ensign I-207.095, I-207095, ENCL5 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
L 38468, ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign, Ensign, Island Records, Island Records L 38468, ENCL 5 New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
FV 41543 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Chrysalis FV 41543 US 1986 Sell This Version
71423 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records 71423 Greece 1985 Sell This Version
BAN ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Island Records BAN ENCL 5 Israel 1985 Sell This Version
1C 064-3 21543 1 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album) Ensign 1C 064-3 21543 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
SVLP 234 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Simply Vinyl SVLP 234 UK 2000 Sell This Version
R25D-2015 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, Promo) Island Records, Ensign, Polystar R25D-2015 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SVLP 234 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Simply Vinyl SVLP 234 UK 2000 Sell This Version
670.0012 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 670.0012 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
ISM-1058 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Ensign ISM-1058 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
I-205.632 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, RE) Island Records I-205.632 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
64 3215431 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, RE) Ensign 64 3215431 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CHEN 3 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, RE) Ensign CHEN 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
ENCL 5 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Ensign, Chrysalis ENCL 5 UK 2015 Sell This Version
7243 8 21460 1 8 The Waterboys This Is The Sea(LP, Ltd, RE, 180) Ensign 7243 8 21460 1 8 UK 1997 Sell This Version

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zedmano

zedmano

September 8, 2018
edited 7 months ago
referencing This Is The Sea, LP, Album, ENCL 5
My copy matrix ENCL - 5 - A
ENCL - 5 - B
Shinoken

Shinoken

February 28, 2017
referencing This Is The Sea, LP, Album, ENCL 5
This cover is used in Kraftwerk - Machine turned inside out.
Please see photos.
Festybloke

Festybloke

May 5, 2016
referencing This Is The Sea, LP, Album, RE, CHEN 3

The Waterboys at their very peak! Each song deserving of release in it's own right, with no weak track on the entire album. Setting you in with a Spanish influenced fanfare straight into the thumping 'Don't bang the Drum,' the combined talents of Scott and Wallinger grab your attention into a wall of Thistlethwaite sax.Just when you thought it couldn't get better, you are moved through the anthemic delight of 'The Whole Of The Moon,' a soundscape of rhythm, brass, canon and harmony. A distant piano draws closer into the minimal but guiding 'Spirit'. The fitting finale to side 1 is 'The Pan Within's screaming melodic fiddles over that trade-mark thumping rhythm, Scott sings out "all we've got to do is surrender", if you've not moved already, you may need a doctor! Side 2 starts on a similar power-beat fashion the invite to move on up to 'Medicine Bow' before going onto the beautifully descriptive reflection of 'Old England', a hauntingly rhythmic melody, overlaid with lyrical brilliance and a crying sax to a slower feel. Lured into a false sense of security,you are then treated to the energetic 'Be My Enemy' which combines all of the above into a punk fueled frenzy which loses none of the earlier catchy melodic qualities and ends with a bump. 'Trumpets' gives you the perfect antidote to the energy expelled during the previous track, but still carrying the rhythmic keyboard that holds this well crafted album together. In another anthemic finale, we are encouraged to move forward and not hold ourselves back, everything that came before, well "that was the river and - 'This Is The Sea' ". Hard to follow this album, so just play it again!!!
ldgendt

ldgendt

June 30, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing This Is The Sea, CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM + CD, Comp, Copy Pro, 7243 5 76862 2 8
The sound of this remaster is a lot more compressed than the original 1985 release.
By doing so it sounds a lot more powerful. Unfortunately all the beauty and dynamics have gone. Also a lot of fine finesses and little sound effects are now inaudible. For the original album this is a poor edition.
(The other Chrysalis/EMI remasters of The Waterboys' albums have the same problem)
A remaster is NOT always an improvement!
The only great thing about this edition is the second disc. So much beauty, some better than the tracks which made it on the album.