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The Waterboys - A Pagan Place album

The Waterboys - A Pagan Place album Performer: The Waterboys
Title: A Pagan Place
Style: Folk Rock
Date of release: 2014
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1860 mb
Size FLAC: 1251 mb
Rating: 4.4

A Pagan Place was an album released in June 1984 by The Waterboys. It was the first Waterboys record with Karl Wallinger as part of the band and also includes Roddy Lorimer's first trumpet solo for the band on the track "A Pagan Place".

Companies, etc. Licensed Through – Island Records Ltd. Distributed By – Island. Manufactured By – Island. A Pagan Place ‎(LP, Album). Island Records, Ensign.

Band Name The Waterboys. Album Name A Pagan Place. Labels Chrysalis Records Ensign Records. 3. The Thrill Is Gone. 5. Somebody Might Wave Back.

On their second album, A Pagan Place, the Waterboys turn Celtic folk-rock into a monumental fusion of Van Morrison's poetry, arena rock, and Phil Spector's monolithic wall of sound. Mike Scott's ideas are simply too grand to be executed properly, yet A Pagan Place has enough thrilling moments to make his embarrassing missteps forgivable.

The Waterboys (album). The song, a tribute to Patti Smith, "narrowly failed" to become a hit. The B-side on the seven-inch was "The Late Train to Heaven", the "Rockfield mix" of which was eventually released on a re-issue of A Pagan Place, the group's next album. The twelve-inch contained "Ready for the Monkey House", the Another Pretty Face song "Out of Control" and an acoustic version of "Somebody Might Wave Back", the last of which would appear in a full studio version on A Pagan Place

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Church Not Made With Hands
Bass – Anthony ThistlethwaitePiano – Mike ScottTrumpet – Roddy Lorimer
A2 All The Things She Gave Me (Full Length)
Backing Vocals – Ingrid Schroeder, Karl Wallinger, TV SmithBass – Nick LindenPiano – Mike ScottRemix – Mike Scott, Rupert HineTrumpet – Barbara SnowViolin – Tim Blanthorn
A3 The Thrill Is Gone (Full Length)
Mandolin – Anthony ThistlethwaitePiano, Bass – Mike ScottViolin – Tim Blanthorn
A4 Rags
Bass – Anthony Thistlethwaite, Mike ScottOrgan – Karl WallingerTrumpet – Roddy Lorimer
B1 Somebody Might Wave Back
Piano, Percussion – Karl Wallinger
B2 The Big Music
Backing Vocals – Eddie Reader*Bass – Anthony ThistlethwaitePiano – Karl WallingerTrumpet – Roddy Lorimer
B3 Red Army ★ Blues
Backing Vocals – Ingrid Schroeder, Karl WallingerMandolin – Anthony ThistlethwaitePiano, Bass – Mike Scott
B4 A Pagan Place
Piano – Karl Wallinger

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – BE47391


  • Drums – Kevin Wilkinson
  • Engineer – Jim Preen, John Brand, Richard Digby Smith, Steven W. Tayler*, Ted Sharp
  • Photography By – Sheila Rock
  • Producer – Mike Scott
  • Saxophone – Anthony Thistlethwaite
  • Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar – Mike Scott


Sticker states " Cut from 2002 digital remaster . . . on 180GM vinyl"

℗ 2002 The copyright in this sound recordings is owned by Chrysalis Records Ltd. © 2014 Chrysalis Records Ltd.
A Warner Music Group Company. Printed in the EU. ENCL3. 2564629364

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 825646293643
  • Rights Society: GEMA/MCPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 1): BE47391-01 A2 0825646293643-01
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side 2): BE47391-01 B1 0825646293643-01
  • Label Code: LC 0299

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ENCL 3 The Waterboys A Pagan Place ‎(LP, Album) Ensign ENCL 3 UK 1984
64 3215421 The Waterboys A Pagan Place ‎(LP, Album) Ensign 64 3215421 Italy 1984
ZCHEN 2 The Waterboys A Pagan Place ‎(Cass, Album, Fir) Ensign, Chrysalis ZCHEN 2 UK 1984
7243 5 37704 2 6 The Waterboys A Pagan Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Chrysalis 7243 5 37704 2 6 Europe Unknown
7243 5 37704 2 6 The Waterboys A Pagan Place ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Chrysalis 7243 5 37704 2 6 US 2002