The Waterboys - An Appointment With Mr. Yeats (2011)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Proper/Puck, PRPCD081 | rel: 2011 | 415Mb
The idea that the poetry of Ireland's William Butler Yeats could be set to rock music and captured adequately (let alone eloquently) by Mike Scott and his Waterboys sounds pretentious at the least. Yet, they proved it possible with "Stolen Child" on Fisherman's Blues, then with "Love and Death" off Dream Harder. Yeats and Scott share not only iconic status among their followers, they are also regarded as iconoclasts. The former was born a Catholic, became an atheist, and eventually found spirituality in nature and the occult.