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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2019, 02:21:15 AM »

No idea why, but i also enjoyed them much more this time than last. I'm starting to think the mood you're in at the time might be a factor...
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2019, 02:05:48 PM »

This must be the third or fourth time I have heard them and its the first time I have really enjoyed listening to them live.

They just seemed to be far more engaged and actually interacted with the audience, not something I have seen them do before.  I was quite happy with the rockier elements even though I was not familiar with this facet of them.  The stuff I did know was excellently played and it was a great way to finish of the evening.
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2019, 08:13:44 AM »


i can't quote right now for some reason but totally agree with Diane!
the Waterboys can be a bit hit and miss in my experience but this set was a hit, and we loved the backing singers!


The backing singers (and a lot of the set) made me think that Mike has finally added "Street Legal" to his Dylan cd's
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 11:56:22 AM »

Mike can sometimes have a bit of a sense of humour failure but this was not one of those times  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 11:57:58 AM »


Mike can sometimes have a bit of a sense of humour failure but this was not one of those times  Grin


Though maybe I will never hear ‘’The ‘ole of the moon’ quite the same, again!
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2019, 06:16:22 PM »

 Loved the set, the backing singers, everything. Best Thursday ever for me or was Hackett/Waterboys better
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 06:26:58 PM »

i couldn't get the friday off work one year and had to miss Squeeze  Undecided
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2019, 06:34:25 PM »

Love everything they do (well just about) I thought they got the set bang on good mix of old and new. Backing singers brilliant not sure I’ve had a better Thursday in my life let alone at Cropredy !
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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2019, 12:57:35 AM »


 Loved the set, the backing singers, everything. Best Thursday ever for me or was Hackett/Waterboys better


I would say for me it was Leatherat, Pauline Black, and Quo. Despite the torrential rain. 2010 that was, and I think the Friday was even better.
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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2019, 04:32:14 PM »

I've seen The Waterboys (and Mike Scott solo) a few times, and I thought that this was one of the best sets they've played - perfect festival music, and great to see MS is such a good mood. I liked the way he parodied The Whole Of The Moon (which is a fantastic song, but can be a bit full-on) and was really impressed that, despite a huge back catalogue of his own work, he decided to end the set with a crowd-pleasing cover.



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« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2019, 03:21:40 AM »

I wasn't in the field to listen to them the last time, so I stayed this time and thought they were very good. Nothing like they sound on the one album I've got, but its a very old one (with Whole of the Moon on it) so I guess I'm just used to them sounding younger ;-)

That's twice they've been at Cropredy in the rain now :-/
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« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2019, 05:29:14 PM »

I love the Waterboys. I admit this was probably not the best set I had seen, but I enjoyed it. Loved Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Oh. Thought finsihing with the cover was inspired, and the pulled it off.

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« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2019, 08:46:22 PM »


I love the Waterboys. I admit this was probably not the best set I had seen, but I enjoyed it. Loved Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Oh. Thought finsihing with the cover was inspired, and the pulled it off.

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« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2019, 08:53:41 PM »



I love the Waterboys. I admit this was probably not the best set I had seen, but I enjoyed it. Loved Wraggle Taggle Gypsies Oh. Thought finsihing with the cover was inspired, and the pulled it off.

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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2019, 10:55:34 AM »

It was a gas.
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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2019, 02:28:28 PM »

Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2019, 06:04:02 PM »


Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


is this Wickham (again), or somebody else?
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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2019, 06:36:16 PM »



Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


is this Wickham (again), or somebody else?


Steve Wickham.

As an aside. Do I remember Anthony Thistlethwaite playing with RT one year, or have I made it up?  Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2019, 09:53:25 AM »




Superb. I didn't know most of the songs but I thought they were brill. Scott's vocal performance is so clear that you can actually understand what the blinking heck he's singing about. Excellent fiddle-player too. And Keyboards.


is this Wickham (again), or somebody else?


Steve Wickham.

As an aside. Do I remember Anthony Thistlethwaite playing with RT one year, or have I made it up?  Smiley



Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.


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« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2019, 04:12:01 PM »



Anto was a friend of Maart's I believe. He definitely came on with Fairport one year.


That was 1991, they did North Country Girl from Maart's first solo album.
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