The Waterboys,Whole of the Moon-Great Moments in Pop Music

November 20, 2010 10:09am CST
Mike Scott,the druidic leader of the long-lasting,constantly changing British Isles ensemble The Waterboys,is an eminently gifred musician.In Whole of the Moon,drafts of which were first recorded in the first few months of 1985 to take their place on the album Thies is the sea,he sings of a friend who flashed through the world like a comet,oustdoing him at every turn,inviting not Scotts jealousy but his admiration.Where our narrator saw the rain-dirty valley,that friend saw Brigadoon.Where our narrator saw the crescent,that friend-well,listen to Scott tell the story in this wonderful performance from a quarter-century ago.
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