The Waterboys: Book of Lightning

This gem of an album seems to passed under the radar of much of the music press that I have read this year which is a real shame as this album is up their with the best of their work. It has the typical Waterboys sound featuring the intricate Irish fiddling of Steve Wickham, evocative of Fisherman’s Blues and the more rocky guitars of Dream Harder. The stand out track is “Everybody Takes a Tumble” which is a showcase for Wickham’s mastery of the fiddle.