☀ Japanese Releases ☀





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  2. Welcome to the Japanese Releases Page. This Page contains all of the known releases in Japan by The Waterboys and Mike Scott.

    Vinyl and CD releases in Japan are always worth seeking out. They contain expanded artwork, usually with a lyric sheet included and with a obi strip as standard.

    Also, in many cases, The Japan editions contain extra songs that are unavailable elsewhere.

    Thank you to Takako, Dag Reinert Johansen and Andy Pritchatt for contributing items to this web page.







    * If you have a Japanese release or promo that is not shown here, please send photos on and they shall be added. *





    ☀ The Band and Japan ☀

    Mike Scott has a long association with Japan having played a solo Tour there in January 1996. Mike then returned for a full band Tour in November 1997.

    The Waterboys played their first-ever show in Japan in 2014, then returned for more shows in 2015 and they will be playing the Fuji Rock Festival for the second time, in July 2019.



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  4. ☄ The Waterboys - Japanese Vinyls ☄





    ☄ 'A Pagan Place' ☄

    First press of A Pagan Place with lyric sheet and OBI strip.

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  9. ☄ 'A Pagan Place' - White Label Promo LP ☄

    A white label promotional vinyl of A Pagan Place with lyric sheet and OBI strip and with white promo tag visible on back cover.

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  14. ☄ 'This Is The Sea' - LP ☄

    A first press vinyl of This Is The Sea with Lyric sheet and OBI strip.

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  19. ☄ 'This Is The Sea' - White Label Promo LP ☄

    A white label promotional vinyl of This Is The Sea with Promo Tag, OBI strip, gatefold Lyric Sheet and two page Press Release.

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  24. ☄ Modern Blues Tour - Tokyo - April 2015 ☄

    A Modern Blues Tour poster from Shibuya, Tokyo in April 2015.

    Thank you Takako.

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  26. ☄ Japanese CD Albums ☄





    ☄ 'This Is The Sea' ☄

    A very scarce first press CD of This Is The Sea with lyric sheet and elusive OBI strip intact.

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  31. ☄ 'Fisherman's Blues' ☄

    A rare set of original 1988 issue and a 1999 reissue of Fisherman's Blues with lyric booklet and OBI strips included. Thank you Takako.

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  36. ☄ 'Room To Roam' ☄

    A CD of Room To Roam with lyric booklet and OBI strip.

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  39. ☄ 'Room To Roam' - Sample Promo ☄

    A scarce sample promo CD of Room To Roam with Promo tag, Lyric booklet, OBI strip and Sample Not For Sale printed on disc. Thank you Dag.

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  43. ☄ 'Best Of : '81 - '90' ☄

    A CD of the Best Of compilation with lyric booklet and OBI strip. Thank you Dag.

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  47. ☄ 'Best Of: '81 - '90 - Sample Promo' ☄

    A scarce sample promo CD of the Best Of compilation with promo tag and OBI strip.

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  50. ☄ 'Dream Harder' ☄

    A CD of Dream Harder with Lyric booklet and OBI strip included.

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  52. ☄ 'Dream Harder - Sample Promo' ☄

    A scare sample promo CD of Dream Harder with sample stamp, Lyric booklet and OBI strip.

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  57. ☄ 'A Rock In The Weary Land' - 2 CD ☄

    An expanded double CD of A Rock In The Weary Land with Lyric booklet and OBI strip included. The second bonus Weary land EP CD contains four extra songs, Lucky Day/Bad Advice, Time, Space And the Bride's Bed, Trouble Down Yonder and Send Him down To Waco. This Japan edition is an essential purchase.

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  61. ☄ 'A Rock In The Weary Land' - 2 CD - Sample Promo ☄

    A scarce sample promo double CD of A Rock In The Weary Land with sample promo tag, Lyric booklet and OBI strip intact. And Sample printed on disc.

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  64. ☄ 'Modern Blues' ☄

    The CD of Modern Blues with Lyric booklet and OBI strip. This must-have expanded edition contains two extra songs, the fantastic Louie's Dead Body (Is Lying Right There) and Colonel Parker's Ascent Into Heaven.

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  67. ☄ 'Out Of All This Blue' ☄

    The CD of Out Of All This Blue with Lyric booklet and OBI strip. This expanded edition contains one extra song, Cuddle Up. Well worth seeking out for this little Gem.

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  70. ☄ 'Where The Action Is' ☄

    The CD of Where The Action Is with Lyric booklet and OBI strip. This expanded edition contains two extra songs, In Yoyogi Park and I Like Shimokita.

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  73. ☄ Japan CD Singles ☄





    ☄ 'The Return of Pan' ☄

    A CD single of The Return of Pan, backed with Karma and Mister Powers with OBI strip included.

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  76. ☄ 'The Return of Pan' - Sample Promo ☄

    A scarce promotional sample CD single of The Return of Pan, backed with Karma and Mister Powers with Sample printed on disc.

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    ☄ Japan Cassettes ☄





    ☄ 'A Rock In The Weary Land' - Sample Promo Cassette ☄

    A scarce sample promotional cassette of 'A Rock In The Weary Land' with unique artwork.

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  82. ☄ Mike Scott - Japan Tour - January 1996 ☄

    A Japanese Tour poster from January 1996.

    Thank you Takako.

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    ☄ 'Still Burning' ☄

    Released in Japan in 1997, Mike bookended the Still Burning album with tours in January 1996 and again in November 1997.

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  87. ☄ 'Still Burning' - Sample Promo ☄

    A sample promo CD of the Still Burning album with promo stamp and Sample printed on disc.

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  90. ☄ Mike Scott Band - Japan Tour - November 1997 ☄

    A Japanese Tour poster listing the shows from November 1997.

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    ☄ This is The Sea - Movie 1997 ☄

    A Japanese version of the This is The Sea movie which features seven Mike Scott - The Waterboys songs. Thank you Andy.

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