The long-awaited new Waterboys album AN APPOINTMENT WITH MR YEATS is released now across Europe by Proper Records. North American release will follow in 2012. The album was produced by Mike Scott and Waterboys' bassist Marc Arciero, and contains 14 new songs created from the lyrics of Ireland's greatest poet, WB Yeats (1865-1939). The songs were premiered at the band's raved-about Appointment With Mr Yeats concerts in Ireland and Britain in 2010 and early 2011, and the tracklist is:
The Hosting Of The Shee
Song Of Wandering Aengus
News For The Delphic Oracle
A Full Moon In March
The Lake Isle Of Innisfree
Mad As The Mist And Snow
Before The World Was Made
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Let The Earth Bear Witness
The Faery's Last Song
All the musicians from the most recent Mr Yeats concerts are featured: Steve Wickham (fiddle), Katie Kim (vocals), James Hallawell (keyboards), Kate St John (sax, oboe, cor anglais), Blaise Margail (trombone), Ralph Salmins (drums), Sarah Allen (flute) and Joe Chester (guitar) as well as Scott and Arciero. The album was recorded in London and Dublin between March and June 2011.
The album cover was created by Nina Hunter from a photograph by Paul Mac Manus.
Listen to a special preview of track 5, SWEET DANCER