Book of Lightning

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Book of Lightning
Book of Lightning Waterboys Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released2 April 2007
Studio Mike Scott's home studio
London, Vancouver
Genre Rock
Label Puck
Producer Mike Scott, Philip Tennant
The Waterboys chronology
Karma to Burn
(2005)
Book of Lightning
(2007)
In a Special Place – The Piano Demos for This Is the Sea
(2011)
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Book of Lightning is the ninth studio album by The Waterboys, released on 2 April 2007 through W14/Universal Records. The album contains ten tracks, produced by Mike Scott and Philip Tennant, with musical contributions from Steve Wickham (fiddle), Richard Naiff (keyboards), Brady Blade (drums), Mark Smith (bass), Leo Abrahams (lead guitar), Jeremy Stacey (drums) plus long-time Waterboys alumni Roddy Lorimer (trumpet), Chris Bruce (lead guitar) and Thighpaulsandra (keyboards). Book of Lightning was recorded in London with the exceptions of one song recorded in Vancouver with members of Canadian art-pop band Great Aunt Ida, and another in Scott's home studio.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks by Mike Scott except where noted.

  1. "The Crash of Angel Wings" – 4:02
  2. "Love Will Shoot You Down" – 4:34
  3. "Nobody's Baby Anymore" – 4:43
  4. "Strange Arrangement" – 3:33
  5. "She Tried to Hold Me" – 7:18
  6. "It's Gonna Rain" – 3:03
  7. "Sustain" (Nilsen, Scott) – 3:21
  8. "You in the Sky" – 4:38
  9. "Everybody Takes a Tumble" (Scott, Thistlethwaite) – 7:05
  10. "The Man With the Wind at His Heels" (Scott, Thistlethwaite) – 3:04

Personnel

Charts

Chart (2007)Peak
position
Dutch Albums Chart [11] 73
Norwegian Albums Chart [12] 12
UK Albums Chart [13] 51

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