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  • Summary: The Celtic folk rock band led by Mike Scott release an album of songs based on the poems of W.B. Yeats.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 100
    From the clarion call of The Hosting Of The Shee to the haunting The Faery's Last Song, the result is a fabulous feast of words and music.
  2. 90
    Eighteen years in the making, An Appointment With Mr Yates is The Waterboys actual masterpiece.
  3. Oct 5, 2011
    80
    Like Eddi Reader's Sings the Songs Of Robert Burns, this is bard bigging-up of note. [Oct 2011, p.97]
  4. Apr 23, 2013
    80
    In crafting an album that’s filled with largess, they give their fans a work that genuinely seems destined for the ages.
  5. Oct 4, 2011
    70
    Scott's permanent air of wonder, and respectful, well-crafted arrangements, allow him to get away with even the most fanciful of tales.
  6. Oct 5, 2011
    60
    All 14 tracks here use Yeats's verse, and while it's a natural fit, occasionally, as on The Song Of Wandering Aengus, Scott's over-enunciation can overwhelm. [Oct 2011, p.130]
  7. Oct 4, 2011
    40
    Too often, Scott and his band are guilty of lily gilding.

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  1. Sep 27, 2013
    10
    Mike Scot brought Yeats poetry to those who might not have been acquainted with it otherwise. But more than that, to those who love and appreciate Yeats, this album allows another angle to enjoy it, the music fits the lyrics remarkably adding and understanding its deeper meanings. Expand