☀ Mike Scott Recordings - Solo and More ☀

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  2. Welcome to the Mike Scott Recordings - Solo and More Page.

    This Page contains a round-up of Mike's earlier pre-Waterboys output. Also included are all of his Solo releases, memorabilia and various other pieces, and lastly, his numerous guest appearances on other Artists' singles and albums.

    Thank you to Mike Scott, Ali Wilson, Iain Thow, Chris Coleman, Simon Pope, Flattop, Andy Darlington, Dave Furneaux, Dag Reinert Johansen, Peter Vallance, Jack Vervoort, Harry Schetts, Takako Saito, Andy Pritchatt and Laurie Evans for contributing items to this web page.

    * If you happen to have a piece of memorabilia that is not included here, please send a photo on and it shall be added. *

    ☀ The Waterboys - Patreon Page ☀

    Mike writes: "Patreon is a way for us to share with fans the music that might not make it onto the records: jams, demos, strange songs, experiments. We also have a lot of great live recordings that have never been made public. We'll be posting these too. I also have ideas for video content and other stuff. It's gonna be a lot of fun."

    An ever-growing hoard of unreleased gems, stories and great chat await within! To join please

    Click Here - The Waterboys - Patreon Page

    ☄ The Waterboys & Mick Puck Facebook Group ☄

    The newest and best Facebook group The Waterboys & Mick Puck was created by two genuine lifelong admirers of the band.

    This group was created for YOU the fan as a place of friendships where your opinion and input are greatly valued.

    You will find all the latest news, photos, videos, memorabilia, Exclusive Group Competitions and much more besides. The page is already laden with previously unseen treasures that will not be found anywhere else online, with much more to come.

    So why not join us and be a part of something truly special! The Waterboys & Mick Puck - Facebook Group - Click Here!

    ☄ Mike Scott Recordings - Solo and More ☄

    This extensive Page is split into six main sections for quick and easy access.

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    Early Singles

    Before he formed The Waterboys in the autumn of 1982, Mike had released several singles (and a cassette) with Another Pretty Face, one DNV single and one single (in two formats) with Funhouse respectively. All of these early releases are documented below.

    Another Pretty Face - Cassette Variations

    This section features the four variations of the APF cassette release which contains studio and live recordings.

    Solo Years

    Mike released two solo albums in the 1990s and both of these spawned numerous single releases and various promo items. These solo releases and more are all documented here on this page.

    Bring 'Em All In

    Vinyl and CD Releases, promos and memorabilia surrounding the Bring 'Em All In album.

    Still Burning

    Releases, promos and memorabilia surrounding the Still Burning album.

    Guest Appearances

    Mike also made numerous appearances on other Artists' singles and albums. Many of these releases are documented in the 'Guest Appearances' section located further down this page.

    Early Single Releases

    ☄ DNV - Mafia - 1979 ☄

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  4. This single was issued under the band name DNV. It contains three songs and released in September 1979. The first two songs were culled from a one day recording session by The Bootlegs on September 4th 1978 at Taybank Studios in Ayr.
    The Bootlegs were Mike: guitar & vocals, Norman Rodger: bass & vocals, Allan McConnell: guitar and Ian Walter Greig (Crigg): drums. They only played two gigs (second gig ticket shown) before they split and Mike and John Caldwell then formed APF.

    This is a rather special copy of the DNV single, with the scarce inner printed sleeve, that is shown here.

    Mike has anotated the front cover with Patti Smith 'Easter' lyrics, made a note on the back of sleeve and he has also written a line from Death in Venice on the record label.

    On the inside of the poster sleeve are the handwritten verses to Heaven Gets Closer Everyday albeit with more profound lyrics and he has signed it 'MS 79'.

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  12. ☄ Another Pretty Face ☄

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  14. After the demise of The Bootlegs, Mike and John Caldwell formed Another Pretty Face who were very active from 1978 to 1981.

    The band name was inspired by a line from the book 'The Boy Looked at Johnny: The Obituary of Rock and Roll' by Julie Burchill and Tony Parsons.

    They were a hardworking band and built up a good fanbase across Scotland and in London on the live circuit.

    Photo: Kingdom Come - Edinburgh Music Fanzine - May 1979.

    Mike writes: 'This photo of APF with me in striped t-shirt under jacket is our first gig at Chambers Street Students Union, Edinburgh in March 1979. The cat with the leather jacket looking upwards is Jim Geddes the bass player. Crigg is the drummer and John Caldwell the other guitarist. I don't remember who took the photo. Jim, Crigg and John were all from Ayr. Crigg is also the drummer in The Bootlegs (aka DNV so he is on Death In Venice).'

    Eyewitness accounts (Thank you Iain and Ali) say the APF gigs were wild fantastic affairs and the band had a real power on stage.

    During the years 1978 to 1981 the band went through numerous lineup changes and they released four individual singles plus one cassette.

    ☄ Limitedition - Ayr Fan Magazine 1979 ☄

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  16. A very scarce A5 sized LIMITEDITION Fan magazine from Ayer, dated August 1979 with Another Pretty Face on the cover and an article and interview within.

    Thank you Chris.

    ☄ Another Pretty Face - Promo Photo and Two APF Badges ☄

    Another Pretty Face in January 1980. Photo: Virginia Turbett.

    L to R: Willie Kirkwood (bass), Mike, Steve 'Chik' McLaughlin (drums) and John Caldwell (guitar).

    Thank you Ali, Iain and Chris.

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  18. ☄ Another Pretty Face - The Astoria, Edinburgh 1980 ☄

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  20. Another Pretty Face rare gig poster, designed by Laurie Evans, for a show in The Astoria, Edinburgh on 30th June 1980. Laurie did a number of photo shoots with the band in 1979 and 1980.

    You can check out her work here: Laurie Evans Photo Archive - Instagram. and here: Laurie Evans Photography - Facebook.

    Thank you Laurie.

    ☄ Another Pretty Face - All You Need To Know ☄

    Thank you Chris.

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  22. ☄ APF Button Badge ☄

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  24. A rare APF button badge measuring 38mm approx. with what is almost certainly a Virginia Turbett band photo image. This badge was most likely sold at gigs.

    Thank you Paul Sheehan.

    ☄ Another Pretty Face - Gig Flyer and Poster ☄

    A rare original handmade A4 sized APF gig flyer. Thank you Simon.

    Also pictured on right, a scarce gig poster for the 'Hope 'N' Anchor' and single promo.

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  27. ☄ All The Boys Love Carrie - Green: - 1979 ☄

    Only 1000 copies of All The Boys Love Carrie on a green label and with a green foldout poster sleeve were pressed and released on the New Pleasures record label in May 1979.

    The striking design for the sleeve was influenced by an 1950's album cover 'Cha Cha Cha Vol.1' by Pedro Garcia And His Del Prado Orchestra. This limited press single is a rare item now and commands a high price. Sometimes, one will appear for sale with a green sleeve and a red label vinyl within. Do not be fooled. This is a mix-and-match.

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  32. ☄ Carrie - Poster Sleeve Inner ☄

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  34. The All The Boys love Carrie poster sleeve features a fold out photo of the band taken at the Scott Monument on Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

    Photo taken by Pete McDonough.

    ☄ All The Boys Love Carrie - Green with Inner Sleeve ☄

    All The Boys Love Carrie on a green label with a green foldout poster sleeve and with extremely rare inner sleeve.

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  36. ☄ All The Boys Love Carrie - Red: - 1979 ☄

    There were 5000 copies of All The Boys Love Carrie released on a red label and in a standard style red sleeve on the New Pleasures record label. This is a vintage signed copy.

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  41. ☄ Goodbye 1970's - Whatever Happened To the West? - NME - 1980 ☄

    Two press adverts for the new APF single on Virgin Records from the NME music magazine.

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  43. ☄ Whatever Happened To The West? / Goodbye 1970's + Press Release ☄

    The second single by APF, Whatever Happened To The West? / Goodbye 1970's in a standard style sleeve and a Virgin Press Release.

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  47. ☄ Signed Copy - Whatever Happened To The West? ☄

    A vintage signed copy of Whatever Happened To The West? single with 'Goodbye Virgin' signed on the reverse. Thank you Flattop.

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  50. ☄ Heaven Gets Closer Every Day - 1980 ☄

    The third single by APF, Heaven Gets Closer Every Day / Only Heroes Live Forever in a foldout poster sleeve which was issued on the Chicken Jazz record label. The inner sleeve on this copy has APF contact details handwritten by Mike.

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  54. ☄ Heaven Gets Closer Everyday - Poster Sleeve Inner ☄

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  56. The Heaven Gets Closer Everyday poster sleeve features a fold out photo on a stylized background with lyrics to Only Heroes live Forever on the inside.

    ☄ Soul To Soul - 1981 ☄

    The final single by APF, Soul To Soul was an E.P. containing three songs. It came in a foldout poster sleeve which was issued on the Chicken Jazz record label. This is a vintage signed copy that is shown here. Thank you Dave.

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  61. ☄ Soul To Soul - Poster Sleeve Inner ☄

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  63. The Soul To Soul poster sleeve features a fold out photo with cut and paste handwritten lyrics on a black background to God On The Screen and the third track A Woman's Place.

    The Noise! The Jazz!

    Another Pretty Face - Cassette Variations

    This very rare and beautifully crafted set numbers 'about 500'. The 16 page Minizine booklet within was designed and put together by John Caldwell and Mike. John also did the cover illustration and all of the tape labels were cut out by hand and attached to each TDK C46 cassette by Mike.

    • Cassette Tracklisting:

    • A1. This Could Be Hell*

    • A2. My Darkest Hour*

    • A3. Lightning That Strikes Twice**

    • A4. Graduation Day**

    • B1. Another Kind Of Circus***

    • B2. Out Of Control***

    • B3. Only Heroes Live Forever***

    • B4. All The Boys Love Carrie*

    * Tracks A1, A2 and B4 recorded live at Ayr Pavilion on October 1st 1980.

    ** Tracks A3 and A4 live at Cumbernauld Theatre on October 6th 1980.

    *** Tracks B1, B2 and B3 recorded in February / March 1980 at Brittania Row Studios, London.

    The cassette itself contains eight songs, both live and studio recordings, as well as a miniature booklet (Minizine). It was released in February 1981 and sold at APF gigs. There are four cover variations, with four different colours, coming in Pink, Blue, Yellow and Beige sleeves. Each tape has different splash markings which makes each and every one a unique piece of art. This cassette is a very scarce item to find these days and usually commands a high price.

    Thank You Mike for the background information on the creation of this little gem.

    ☄ I'm Sorry That I Beat You... Cassette - Pink ☄

    Pink sleeve edition with a pink minizine and it contains a beige coloured tape. Thank you Ali.

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  65. ☄ I'm Sorry That I Beat You... Cassette - Blue ☄

    Blue edition with the extremely rare 16-page Fanzine. This version is housed in a blue sleeve and contains a pink coloured tape. Thank you Dag.

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  67. ☄ I'm Sorry That I Beat You... Cassette - Yellow ☄

    Yellow sleeve edition with a yellow minizine coming with a green coloured tape.

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  69. ☄ Sounds Music Magazine + Compilation LP ☄

    Another Pretty Face appeared on the cover of Sounds magazine on the December 2nd 1979 issue, which featured a two page spread within. Also included is the Scottish Kultchur compilation LP which features APF: All the Boys Love Carrie.

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  71. ☄ Kick It Over - Ludds Mill Fanzine - January 1981 ☄

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  73. The rarely seen poem 'Kick It Over' that Mike submitted to Ludds Mill Fanzine issue no. 16/17 and which was published in January 1981 by Andy Darlington.

    Thank you Andy.

    ☄ Funhouse ☄

    Funhouse featuring Mike and John Caldwell played a grand total of five gigs in the early part of 1982. The sets were were made up of APF songs and several (as then) unreleased Waterboys songs. Funhouse did release one single on 7-inch and 12-inch. A 7-inch of this single was also released in Australia.

    ☄ Funhouse - Promo Photo ☄

    Thank you Chris.

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  75. ☄ Funhouse Poster - January/February 1982 ☄

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  77. A very rare Funhouse show poster (The Ghost of Another Pretty Face) advertising a four gig residency from January and February 1982. The band only played five concerts in total.

    Thank you Andy Pritchatt.

    ☄ Out of Control 7-inch - 1981 ☄

    The first and only single Out of Control contains two songs. It came in a standard colour sleeve which was issued on the Ensign record label.

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  82. ☄ Out of Control 12-inch - 1981 ☄

    The 12-inch single contains Out of Control (Full Version) which is a longer version than the 7-inch. And the B-side is It Must Be Hell. Like the 7-inch it came in a standard colour sleeve and was issued on the Ensign record label.

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  87. ☄ Out of Control - Australia 7-inch - 1981 ☄

    This is the Australian release of Out of Control. It came in a standard generic sleeve and was again issued on the Ensign record label.

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  90. The Red And The Black

    The Red And The Black were the band formed by Mike after Anthony came on board in early spring 1982. Kevin Wilkinson would also join the band in June.

    Although they did not release any singles, they played a grand total of nine gigs in and around London from April to July 1982 and built up a loyal audience.

    Apart from some Another Pretty Face songs and a few covers, the spine of the set was made up of songs that would appear on The Waterboys self-titled debut album the following year and the A Pagan Place record two years later in 1984. Apparently, and unsurprisingly 'Red Army Blues', which received its public debut at a show in The Embassy Club on the 10th May 1982, was a real audience favourite.

    ☄ Original The Red And The Black Poster - May 1982 ☄

    An original The Red And The Black show poster advertising two gigs from May 1982.

    Mike writes: "The art is by John Caldwell, copied from a photo, possibly of Bill Wyman".

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  92. ☄ Original The Red And The Black Poster - July 1982 ☄

    Another original The Red And The Black gig poster from July 1982.

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  94. You can check out each and every one of these individual setlists from 1982 (and a lot more), on the official Mike Scott and The Waterboys site...mikescottwaterboys/archive/setlists/1982

    Solo Years

    ☄ Exclusive Stand Alone Releases ☄

    ☄ Waves Magazine Collection ☄

    Complete collection of all seven Waves magazines and exclusive poster.

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  96. ☄ Sunflowers - 1994 ☄

    Limited to only 250 copies the Sunflowers contains demo versions of some songs from the Dream Harder album, including a number of cuts and different versions that did not make the record release. Originally only available to members of The Waterboys Information Society this very scarce CD now commands a sky-high price. This album release is an essential must-have!

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  99. ☄ Lion Of Love - 1996 ☄

    Limited to only 250 copies the Lion of Love is a gem of an album. It contains demo versions of some songs from Bring 'Em all In, including a couple that did not make the album, as well as three songs from radio sessions recorded on the album tour. Originally only available to members of the Mike Scott Information Society this rare CD now commands a very high price. Again this album is an essential acquisition!

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  102. ☄ Die Mjuke Hendene (The Soft Hands) - 1998 ☄

    A film soundtrack promo CD for the Norwegian film 'Die Mjuke Hendene' (The Soft Hands) from 1998. This film soundtrack album was only issued in very small numbers as a promotional CD and was not on general sale. It features three Mike solo songs: 'Bring 'Em All In', 'She Is So Beautiful' and 'What Do You Want Me To Do?'. It also features one Waterboys song: 'Strange Boat'. A rare thing.

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  105. ☄ Open To Spirit - 2002 ☄

    One of the rarest of all Waterboys CDs and perhaps the hardest one of all to find, this compilation 'Open To Spirit: The Transformational Music of Mike Scott and The Waterboys' album was released in very limited numbers in 2002.

    The CD booklet contains a 'Shadow Dancer' photograph by Mike and it also contains the song lyrics.

    This collection is a very unique combination of both Mike's solo songs and Waterboys material. The song selection was compiled by Janette.

    Mike writes: 'This was a promotional CD created in 2002 and manufactured in small quantities for our American new age publicist of the time to distribute to new age / holistic / spiritual publications and radio stations.'

    This album is a real jewel in any Waterboys collection!

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  108. ☄ Cloud of Sound - 2012 ☄

    The Sound of Cloud album was a limited edition release of 5000 copies when it was issued in 2012, with each copy numbered and signed by the man himself. (Copy shown also signed by Steve).

    It features many studio recordings made between 2002-2012, and four live songs culled from a handful of shows between 2000 and 2009 including a wild 'Savage Earth Heart' from the (then) recently relaunched band at the Glastonbury Festival 2000.

    A good many of these songs have appeared on the Mick Puck Soundcloud page but none of these song titles appear on any other Waterboys release to date. Absolutely essential!

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  110. ☄ Universal Hall, Findhorn Concert Poster - 1994 ☄

    A two-night stand poster from Findhorn in June 1994.

    Thank you Peter.

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  112. Bring 'Em All In - 1995 ☄

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  114. The first solo album by Mike Bring 'Em All In was released in the UK and Europe 0n September 18th 1995. Many of the songs were already familar to those who attended his solo shows from 1994 onwards.

    Bring 'Em All In was recorded in Findhorn where Mike road-tested the songs over his numerous appearances in Universal Hall before taking them to a worldwide audience.

    Mike's solo tour, from 1994 and 1996, took in many performances around the world with tours of Europe, the USA and Japan.

    ☄ Bring 'Em all In - Press Release and Photos ☄

    A Bring 'Em All In Press Release with promo photos.

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  116. ☄ Vinyl Album ☄

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  121. ☄ Bring 'Em All In - T-Shirt 1995 ☄

    A Bring 'Em All In 'Pan' T-Shirt from 1995.

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  123. ☄ Paradiso, Amsterdam Poster - February 1995 ☄

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  125. A signed solo show poster from the Paradiso, Amsterdam on 9th February 1995.

    Thank you Harry.

    ☄ Bring 'Em All In - CD Album ☄

    A vintage signed copy of the album.

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  128. ☄ Bring 'Em All In - US Advance Listening Promo ☄

    A US Advance Listening album CD for promotion only.

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  131. ☄ Bring 'Em All In - US Album Press Release and Photo ☄

    A Bring 'Em All In US album press release and photo.

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  133. ☄ Bring 'Em All In - US Album Promo ☄

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    ☄ Sweat Shirt - Bring 'em All in Tour 1995: ☄

    Thank you Dag.

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  137. ☄ 1995 Tour T-Shirt ☄

    Thank you Dag.

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  139. ☄ Album Cassettes ☄

    ☄ Bring 'Em all In - Promo Cassette ☄

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  141. ☄ Bring 'Em all In - Standard Cassette ☄

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  143. ☄ UK Tour - October 1995 ☄

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  145. Press listing for UK tour in October 1995.

    ☄ 7-inch Vinyl ☄

    ☄ Bring 'Em all In - 7-inch ☄

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  150. ☄ CD Singles - E.P.'s - Promo's ☄

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  152. All of the CD singles released from the Bring 'Em All In album release contain non-album tracks and are well worth seeking out.

    ☄ Bring 'Em All In - CD Promo, Press Release and Photo ☄

    A Bring 'Em All In press release, promo CD and photo.

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  154. ☄ Bring 'Em All In ☄

    Four-track Bring 'Em All In single.

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  157. ☄ USA - Bring 'Em All In - E.P. ☄

    Five-track E.P. of Bring 'Em All In from the USA.

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  160. ☄ USA - Bring 'Em All In - E.P. Promo ☄

    A Promo Five-track E.P. of Bring 'Em All In from the US.

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  163. ☄ Bring 'Em All In - Promo Album Preview E.P. ☄

    A five-track promo Bring 'Em All In Album Preview E.P.

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  167. ☄ USA - Bring 'Em All In - Promo ☄

    A one-track Promo of Bring 'Em All In from the USA.

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  170. ☄ Building The City of Light ☄

    ☄ Building The City of Light - Promo Display Flat ☄

    A 12 x 12 inch Promo Display Flat intended for the single's promotion in record shops.

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  172. ☄ Building The City of Light - VHS Video Tape ☄

    A scarce VHS video tape of the Building The City of Light promo with UK tour dates on the back of a full colour sleeve. This video was directed by Mike and David Anderson.

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  174. ☄ 7-inch Vinyl ☄

    ☄ Building The City Of Light - 7-inch ☄

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  179. ☄ CD Singles - E.P.'s - Promo's ☄

    ☄ Building the City of Light - CD Promo, Press Release and Photo ☄

    A Building the City of Light press release, promo CD and photo.

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  181. ☄ Building The City of Light - CD 1 ☄

    CD 1 of Building The City of Light.

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  184. ☄ Building The City of Light - CD 2 ☄

    CD 2 of Building The City of Light.

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  187. ☄ USA - Building The City of Light - E.P. Promo ☄

    A Promo Five-track E.P. of Building The City of Light from the US.

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  190. ☄ Building The City of Light - One-Track Promo ☄

    A one-track promo of Building The City of Light in a white title sleeve.

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  193. ☄ Mike Scott - Japan Tour - January 1996 ☄

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  195. A Japanese Tour poster from January 1996.

    Thank you Takako.

    ☄ Promo Postcards ☄

    A pair of album and tour promotional postcards from 1995 and 1997.

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    ☄ Mike Annoucement - January 1st 1997 ☄

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  199. An announcement from Mike dating from January 1st 1997, talking about the new and as yet untitled album and his plans for the year ahead.

    Thank you Dag.

    ☄ Still Burning - Origins: ☄

    Still Burning was recorded at Olympic Studios in London with some heavyweight musicians drafted in for the recording sessions. These included Pino Palladino on bass, Chris Bruce on lead, Ian McNabb and Jim Keltner on drums. The Still Burning album was released on September 29th 1997 and it was very well received.

    The resulting tour was an absolute triumph as anyone who was lucky enough to see a show, will testify. The touring band consisted of James Hallawell, Geoff Dugmore, Ian McNabb and the late Gavin 'Fingers' Ralston.

    Still Burning standard CD album with ten songs.

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  202. ☄ Mike Scott - Advance Listening Promo CD ☄

    An Advance Listening CD simply named Mike Scott for promotion.

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  205. ☄ Still Burning - US Promo CD ☄

    Released in the USA with a whopping fourteen songs, this is the version to seek out. This is a promo version.

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  208. ☄ UK and European Tour Itineraries - 1997 ☄

    Scarce UK 24-page and 22-page European Tour Itineraries given to the band and crew, listing travel, hotel and venue details along with soundcheck and stage times. Both are A5 size.

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  210. ☄ Still Burning Tour Laminates ☄

    Original Tour Laminate for the band and crew only and a VIP Laminate from the opening night of the five-night stand at The Garage, London in August 1997.

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  212. ☄ Gig Ticket and Passes - Still Burning Tour ☄

    A nicely printed concert ticket and two backstage passes from the European Tour in 1997.

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  214. ☄ Still Burning Cassettes ☄

    ☄ Mike Scott - Promo Cassette ☄

    A four track one-sided Still Burning promo tape.

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  216. ☄ Still Burning - Standard Cassette ☄

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  218. ☄ Still Burning - Polo Shirt 1997 ☄

    A polo shirt from the Still Burning Tour in 1997. The polo shirt features some embroidery on the chest along with the album title on the left sleeve.

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  220. ☄ The Mike Scott Band - Stavanger, Norway 1997 ☄

    A concert poster from the Stavanger show in Norway on the Still Burning tour.

    Thank you Dag.

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  223. ☄ Mike Scott Band - Japan Tour - November 1997 ☄

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  225. A Japanese Tour poster listing the Still Burning shows from November 1997.

    ☄ Japan CD ☄

    Released in Japan (and Canada) with twelve songs, Mike bookended the Still Burning album with tours in January 1996 and again in November 1997.

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  228. ☄ Japan - Still Burning - Sample Promo ☄

    A scarce sample promo CD of the Still Burning album with promo tag and Sample printed on disc.

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  231. ☄ Japan Tour Itinerary Book - 1997 ☄

    A very scarce ten-page A5 size Japanese Tour Itinerary booklet given to the band and crew, listing travel, hotel, venue details, sound check and stage times with a personal note from Mike.

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  233. ☄ Still Burning - CD Singles - E.P.'s - Promo's ☄

    Again all of the CD singles released from the Still Burning CD album contain several non-album tracks and are well worth seeking out. The cassette single of Love Anyway contains an exclusive song King of Stars which is not on any other format.

    ☄ Love Anyway ☄

    ☄ Love Anyway - Promo Display Flat ☄

    A 12 x 12 inch Promo Display Flat intended for the single's promotion in record shops.

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  235. ☄ Love Anyway - Cassette Single ☄

    This cassette single has an exclusive song 'King of Stars' which is only available on this tape.

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  237. ☄ Love Anyway - CD 1 ☄

    CD 1 of Love Anyway.

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  240. ☄ Love Anyway - CD 2 ☄

    CD 2 of Love Anyway.

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  243. ☄ Love Anyway - 4 Track Single ☄

    A four-track Love Anyway released in Europe.

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  246. ☄ Love Anyway - 2 Track Promo ☄

    A two-track promo of Love Anyway.

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  249. ☄ Rare, Precious and Gone ☄

    ☄ Rare, Precious and Gone - Promo Display Flat ☄

    A scarce 12 x 12 inch Promo Display Flat intended for the single's promotion in record shops.

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  251. ☄ Mike: Signed Flyer 1997 ☄

    A signed flyer for the forthcoming Rare, Precious and Gone single with an application form for the Mike Scott Information Society on the reverse.

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  254. ☄ Rare, Precious and Gone - CD 1 ☄

    CD 1 of Rare, Precious and Gone.

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  257. ☄ Rare, Precious and Gone - CD 2 ☄

    CD 2 of Rare, Precious and Gone.

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  260. ☄ Rare, Precious and Gone - Promo E.P. ☄

    A 7-track mini-album Promo of Rare, Precious and Gone containing all the songs from the two-part CD singles set. Well worth seeking out.

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  263. ☄ Rare, Precious and Gone - one-track promo CD ☄

    A promo one-track CD of Rare, Precious and Gone in a card sleeve.

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  266. ☄ Questions - One-Track Promo - USA ☄

    A USA promo one-track CD of Questions with a back sleeve.

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  269. Guest Appearances

    Over the years Mike has made numerous guest appearances on other Artists' singles and albums, under his own name or using the Waterboys moniker. He has also written a number songs for other artists. Listed below is a comprehensive selection of these releases.

    Are all of his guest appearances listed here? Most probably not.

    If you happen to have something not shown below, please send a photo on and it shall be added. Many Thanks.

    ☄ TV21 - 1980 ☄

    This TV21 single E.P. released on the band's own Powbeat label, features Mike on piano on Ticking Away. TV21 were formed by Norman Rodger who is an old friend of Mike since his days in Ayr. TV21 also supported Another Pretty Face on many concert dates.

    Norman also played bass on It Should Have Been You which is included on The Waterboys debut self-titled LP, and also on the US/Canada 'mini' LP.

    Shown here is the TV21 'Ambition' E.P. in a fold-out sleeve, a four page band bio and a signed letter from Norman to prospective record labels.

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  272. ☄ The Last Chant - Run of the Dove - 1981 ☄

    The Last Chant single the Run of the Dove which was released on the Chicken Jazz label was produced by Mike and he also plays piano and sings backing vocals on the A-side.

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  275. ☄ What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen #2 - 1983 ☄

    What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen was a series of LP records or 7-inch E.P's that were released from 1983 to 1986, which featured local bands and solo artists. This 7-inch E.P. contains a song by Rag Dolls titled Sparrows which features Mike on piano.

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  278. ☄ Nikki Sudden - Bible Belt - 1983 ☄

    The LP Bible Belt was released in 1983 with a vinyl reissue in 2014. It features Mike on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano and backing vocals on three songs Chelsea Embankment, The Road Of Broken Dreams and The Only Boy In Heaven. Anto and Kevin Wilkinson also feature on most of the other songs.

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  281. ☄ Nikki Sudden - Chelsea Embankment 7-inch - 1983 ☄

    This Limited Edition green vinyl 7-inch of Chelsea Embankment was released in 2017 by the Easy Action record label. It features Mike on piano.

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  284. ☄ What A Nice Way To Turn Seventeen #6 - 1986 ☄

    This album contains a song by Mike and Nikki Sudden titled Mister Fox. Also of interest here is another song written by Anto Thistlethwaite titled Siberian Mines, performed by The Wild Things with Anto and Kevin Wilkinson on the drums.

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  290. Tomás MacEoin: Down By The Sally Gardens / Blean Na Bó

    This version of the very hard-to-find double A-side single of Down By The Sally Gardens b/w Blean Na Bó (Hey Rock N Roll) is notable for the misspelling of . The number that were pressed with this error is not known.

    Released in 1989, it features all of the (then) Waterboys: Mike, Anto, Steve, Trevor, Noel Bridgeman, Colin Blakey and John Dunford. Liam O'Maonlái also appears on backing vocals. This single was also produced by Mike. If you happen to come across one of these, do not hesitate.

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  295. ☄ Tomás MacEoin Single with Correct Spelling ☄

    This is the Tomás single with the correct spelling on a slightly different label. The number of this corrected version that were pressed is not known. Both versions of the single were pressed in the Carlton Productions Record Plant in Dublin, notable by the Double Dip at centre of label and the gripper teeth surrounding the label rim. Both of these identifying characteristics are unique to the Irish Record Plant.

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  298. ☄ The Saw Doctors - N17 - 1990 ☄

    This Saw Doctors iconic single N17 which was released on the Solid Records label was produced by Mike and he also sings backing vocals on the title track. Anto Thistlethwaite also features here on saxophone on the N17.

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  301. ☄ The Saw Doctors - The Trip to Tipp - 1991 ☄

    The Trip to Tipp is the b-side of Hay Wrap and it is a co-write by Mike with Leo Moran and Davey Carton from the Saw Doctors.

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  304. ☄ The Mike Scott Interview - 1991 ☄

    A promo 55-minute interview and music with Dave Fanning (Irish DJ) from 1991.

    Also available as a double-disc digipak with the 'Best Of'compilation.

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  307. ☄ 'Ode To A Black Man' - 1991 ☄

    Ode To A Black Man - Remembering Philip P. Lynott is a concept album of sorts. It originally appeared on cassette in Ireland in 1989 and it was subsequently released on CD in 1991. It features Mike singing a verse on the last track 'Epilogue' and the album also features Vinnie Kilduff.

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  310. ☄ Bring It All Back Home - 1991 - 1999 ☄

    The 2-CD soundtrack album from the excellent BBC series of the same name, with a host of Irish and international artists contains the wonderful 'A Song For The Life.' by The Waterboys. The second single CD is a U.S. release from 1999 which also includes 'A Song For The Life.'

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  313. ☄ Mike Scott - The Dream Harder Interview - 1993 ☄

    A promo interview/music excerpt CD. A great companion piece to the Dream Harder release and the elusive Sunflowers album.

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  316. ☄ Hothouse Flowers - The Seasons Wheels - 1993 ☄

    The Seasons Wheels is co-written by Mike with the Hothouse Flowers and appears as the second track on the An Emotional Time single from 1993. The Japanese 3-inch CD is shown here.

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  318. ☄ Sweet Relief - A Benefit For Victoria Williams - 1993 ☄

    A benefit album for Victoria Williams, this CD features many artists including Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Giant Sand and many others covering Victoria's songs. The Waterboys perform the heavily reggae infused 'Why Look At The Moon.'

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  321. ☄ Jackie Leven ‎– 'The Mystery of Love....' 1994 ☄

    This Jackie Leven The Mystery of Love is Greater than the Mystery of Death album from 1994 features Mike, Anto and James Hallawell. Mike shares vocals on the spoken word 15th century poem 'Clay Jug' written by Kabir.

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  324. ☄ BBC Transcription CD - Concert #607 - Glasto 1994 ☄

    This is a BBC transcription CD of the full performance of Ian McNabb and Crazy Horse at Glastonnbury 1994 and features Mike guesting for two songs: 'Glastonbury Song' and 'Preparing to Fly'.

    Thank you Flattop.

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  327. ☄ Live Like A Rock - Ian McNabb - Glasto 1994 ☄

    Released by Ian through his own website in circa 2010 Live Like A Rock is the full Glastonbury 1994 performance with Crazy Horse and Mike joining them for two songs 'Glastonbury Song' and 'Preparing to Fly'.

    Thank you Flattop.

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  330. ☄ Glastonbury 25th Anniversary - A Celebration - 1995 ☄

    A compilation with many Artists commemorating 25 years of the Glastonbury Festival. It features Mike with a studio version of 'Goin' Back To Glasters' which differs from the live version that appears on CD1 of the 'Building The City Of Light' single. This song is not available elsewhere.

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  333. ☄ There's A Wild Thing In The House - Pal Shazar - 1995 ☄

    Pal Shazar was a founding member of the New Wave band Slow Children in the early 80's.

    Pal is also an accomplished painter and she painted the wonderful cover for the Dream Harder LP.

    This is the second solo album by the US Singer/Songwriter.

    It features Mike sharing vocals with her on the song 'Penny For Your Thoughts'.

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  336. ☄ 'Disagreement Of The People'- 1995 ☄

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  338. This compilation is from 1995 and it features a collaboration of Jackie Leven, Robert Bly and Mike on the song 'Clay Jug'.

    This album is long since deleted but it is worth seeking out for this song.

    ☄ Wire Train - Compassion - 1996 ☄

    This is a 7-inch by folkrock blues band 'Wire Train', who were based in San Francisco. Mike, Steve and Anto all feature on the song 'Compassion'. The CD of 'Last Perfect Thing - A Retrospective' album is long since deleted and it commands a strong price whenever it appears for sale.

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  341. ☄ Come Again - Various - 1997 ☄

    This is another 2-CD compilation to celebrate 100 years of EMI Records.

    It contains a fabulous Mike cover of the Kate Bush song 'Why Should I Love You?'.

    Mike quote (abridged)..."This song was the soundtrack to six tumultuous months in my life...It's a song to fall in or out of love to, and terrific music for cooking stir-fry!"

    This album is now deleted but it is relatively easy to find at a reasonable price.

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  344. ☄ Now And In Time To Be - A Celebration of W.B. Yeats - 1997 ☄

    This album from 1997 is a real musical treat for Waterboys fans. Apart from fabulous interpretations by a plethora of other Artists (including Van, Shane and even Mr Yeats himself!), it contains 'Song Of The Rosey Cross' by Mike Scott and Sharon Shannon and also 'The Stolen Child' by The Waterboys and Tomas MacEoin and this is a remix.

    It also contains 'Politics' by Karl Wallinger, and 'The Four Ages of Man' by World Party.

    Essential? Yes, most definitely!

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  347. ☄ 'Indieworld' - 1998 ☄

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  349. This compilation album from 1998 contains the rare and hard to find song 'Clay Jug'.

    ☄ A Party Political Broadcast On Behalf.... - Ian McNabb - 1998 ☄

    Released in 1998 this Ian McNabb acoustic-based 'A Party Political Broadcast On Behalf Of The Emotional Party' album features Mike on guitar and backing vocals on two songs, firstly 'Loveless Age' and secondly, 'You Only Get What You Deserve' with Anto on mandolin. Anto also features on sax and mandolin on two other songs. The album was reissued in 2001.

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  352. ☄ Beggars Banquet 21 - Various - 1998 ☄

    This is a limited promo CD release, housed in a vinyl album-sized gatefold sleeve, celebrating 21 years since the release of The Rolling Stones classic album Beggars Banquet. It features a wide array of musicians playing covers of each of the songs on the Stones record.

    It contains 'Salt Of The Earth' by Ian McNabb with Mike Scott and Anto Thistlethwaite.

    However, this album is quite scarce as it was limited to only 500 copies.

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  354. ☄ 'Sharon Shannon'- Sharon Shannon - 1999 ☄

    This album was recorded between 1989 and 1991 but it was not released until 1999. During this time Sharon became a Watergirl herself and toured with the band.

    The guest list that features on this album would choke a Shire horse!

    Mike, Steve, Anto, Trevor and Noel Bridgeman all feature as does Eoin O'Neill, Liam O Maonlai, Donal Lunny, Philip King, Adam Clayton and many more.

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  357. ☄ Raggle Taggle Gypsy- Carlos Nunez and Mike - 1999 ☄

    This is a song from 'Os Amores Libres', an album by Carlos Nunez. A fine version of Raggle Taggle Gypsy with Mike. This is the promo 2 track CD that is shown here.

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  360. ☄ 'Green Indians' - Celebrating the Life of Kevin Wilkinson (2000) ☄

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  362. This Celebrating the Life and Works of Kevin Wilkinson 2CD compilation is from 2000 and all proceeds go to the Kevin Wilkinson Trust, set up on behalf of Kevin's children. Kevin was a member of the Waterboys from 1982 - 1985.

    The band appear on this 2-CD set with 'Sleek White Schooner'.

    Thank you Harry.

    ☄ Mielaw - On My Way To The Big Light - 2000 ☄

    This is a promo two-track CD of 'On My Way To The Big Light' recorded by Mielaw and Mike, featuring and the original full version and a radio edit.

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  365. ☄ KGSR - Broadcasts Vol. 10 - 2002 ☄

    This double CD is a collection of on site radio sessions recorded throughout 2001. The album features a variety of artists such as Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Billy Bragg and many more.

    What is of special interest to us here, is an exclusive live in the studio recording of 'Bring em all in' featuring both Mike and Steve which was recorded on September 25th 2001. This version is exclusive to this album and is unavailable elsewhere. So this is an album that is well worth tracking down.

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  368. ☄ Gimme Shelter - Vol 2 - 2002 ☄

    This is a compilation CD given away free with the Uncut Magazine in January 2002. (Vol 1 was also available separately). It also contains the elusive 'Salt Of The Earth' by Ian McNabb with Mike and Anto. It is not too difficult to find, if you do not have it already.

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  371. ☄ The Aran Lifeboat Collection - 2006 ☄

    Another benefit album, this time a 2-CD collection of music and poetry in aid of the Aran Lifeboats.

    The first CD contains the Waterboys song 'Woman Of Ireland' and the second CD contains a live instrumental of 'The Silver Spear/The High Reel' by Sean Watty Flaherty & Mairtin Flaherty with Mike & Vinnie Kilduff.

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  374. ☄ 'Harpo's Ghost'- Thea Gilmore 2006 ☄

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  376. This album, released in August 2006, features two songs written by Mike: 'We Built a Monster' and 'Whistle and Steam' although he does not appear on the album himself.

    This album is also notable for the appearance of ex-Watergirl Jo Wadeson on bass and ex-Waterboy James Hallawell on hammond organ.

    ☄ Ceol '06 - 2006 ☄

    An Irish CD release of an album containing all songs in the Irish language which includes The Waterboys with the all Irish version of Peace of Iona: 'Siochain Iona'. This version later appeared on the (now long-since sold out) signed, numbered and limited 'Cloud of Sound' CD album in 2012.

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  379. ☄ In The Beginning Was Love - One People and Mike - 2007 ☄

    Another wonderful song with a great vocal by Mike. 'In The Beginning Was Love' was released as a single by One People in Norway in 2007. This is the two-track promo single that is shown here.

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  382. ☄ Cali - L'espoir - 2008 ☄

    L'espoir is the fourth album by French Singer/Songwriter Cali and it was his first #1 album in France. It features Mike Scott on two songs, 'Pas La Guerre' and also 'List Of Lies'. This is the Limited Edition version with a DVD that is shown here.

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  385. ☄ 'The Galway Girl - Sharon Shannon' (2008) ☄

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  387. This album is a 'Best Of' album from Sharon Shannon that is basically a collection of duets with various musical guests.

    It contains 'Song Of The Rosey Cross' with Mike.

    ☄ Strange Boat Charity Single 2008 ☄

    This 2-track CD was released in 2008 with all profits going to the Strange Boat Donation Foundation which was set up by Martina and Denis Goggin following a family bereavement.

    It features Mike, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon, (the late) Alec Finn and Charlie Lennon.

    You can read more about the Strange Boat Foundation Here.

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  389. ☄ Ian McNabb - Great Things - 2009 ☄

    Great Things is a 2009 album from long time friend of the band, Ian McNabb and it features Mike on the song 'New Light'.

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  392. ☄ Saints and Angels - 2009 ☄

    This 2-track promo CD featuring Sharon Shannon with Mike, Anto and Steve was released in 2009. It features an edit and a remix of Saints and Angels and it was also produced by Mike.

    Thank you Sharon.

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  394. ☄ Quarter Notes: Live at the World Cafe -Vol.25 - 2009 ☄

    A 'Live at the World Cafe' Album that features the Waterboys performing the song 'She Tried to Hold Me'. This track is exclusive to this release and not available elsewhere.

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  397. ☄ Spellbound - Sharon Shannon - 2009 ☄

    Another compilation from Sharon that features Mike on two songs. Firstly he sings vocals the song 'Song of the Rosey Cross' and secondly he appears on the song 'Munster Hop'. This latter song is unavailable elsewhere.

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  400. ☄ Saints And Scoundrels - Sharon Shannon - 2009 ☄

    Another excellent album from Sharon Shannon, and this CD contains two songs of interest to the Waterboys fan.

    First up is 'Saints and Angels' then the lively instrumental 'Hillbilly Lilly and Buffalo Benji', both featuring The Waterboys.

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  403. ☄ Sarah Calderwood - As Night Falls - 2011 ☄

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  405. This album by Sarah Calderwood was released in 2011.

    It contains a very powerful song called 'The Blue Cockade' with a really great vocal by Mike.

    ☄ Old Grey Whistle Test - Live - 2011 ☄

    A fantastic triple CD collection of live performances from the long running and legendary OGWT TV show.

    Also included here on CD2 is a live version of 'This is the Sea' from The Waterboys.

    This Live version was originally broadcast on November 19th 1985.

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  408. ☄ Music that Changes the World - Various - 2012 ☄

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  410. A four LP compilation album with an exclusive Waterboys song. This compilation, with liner notes by David Lynch, also features a host of artists such as Tom Waits, Iggy Pop and many more.

    It contains a version of 'In the Beginning was Love' that is different to the Mike and One People 2007 release.

    ☄ New Gold Dreams -Post Punk & New Romantic '79 - '83 - 2013 ☄

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  412. A triple CD compilation released in 2013. Very notable for the inclusion of the song 'Whatever Happened To The West' by Another Pretty Face.

    One of the few APF songs to appear officially in CD form thus far.

    ☄ Larry Kirwin's Celtic Invasion - 2013 ☄

    This album contains 'Savage Earth Heart' by the Waterboys. This version is live from Glastonbury 2000.

    Although it is the same version that appeared on the limited edition and signed album Cloud of Sound in 2012, this album is long since sold out.

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  415. ☄ Blankass - Je Me Souviens De Tout - 2014 ☄

    Another wonderful song with a great vocal by Mike. 'Changing of the Guard' was released as a duet with Blankass on a promo compilation.

    Mike reworked the lyrics from this song for 'In My Time on Earth' from the Where The Action Is album.

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  418. ☄ 'Ghosts and Graffiti - Thea Gilmore' (2015) ☄

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  420. This album was released by Thea Gilmore in May of 2015.

    And it features The Waterboys on the song 'Glistening Bay'.

    ☄ Rising Against Homelessness - 16 For '16 - 2016 ☄

    This is a charity album for Focus Ireland, and it was launched at a Benefit Gig in Dublin on April 24th 2016.

    And it contains a fantastic rendition of 'The Wild Mountain Time' (intentional spelling by Mike) by the Waterboys, which was recorded at Puck Towers.

    This song is exclusive to this release and is not available elsewhere.

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