Mike Scott has never followed fashion, he’s an untamed spirit, in such a positive way. Never afraid to try something new which can be seen in the constant changes of direction by the band over the years. The latest album ‘An Appointment With Mr. Yeats‘ is an album which uses the verses of the poet William Yeats to Mike’s music score. It’s not an album which will produce a Top 40 single, but it will certainly open up people’s minds to these spheres of work by both artists.
These are probably the most earthly recordings ever made by The Waterboys, who performed three tracks live on the latest edition of Later With Jools Holland. These being ‘Sweet Dancer‘, ‘Mad As The Mist And The Snow’ (available below) and ‘A Full Moon In March‘. With Coldplay also in the studio they gave a good account of themselves. This bodes well for next year’s tour of the British Isles which is selling very well on the back the album.