2CD - Features twelve previously unreleased tracks, chosen by Scott and includes a 28-page booklet & alternate Steve Gullick photo from the original album cover sessions on the front.
‘A Rock In The Weary Land’ was The Waterboys’ seventh studio album, originally released on 25 September 2000. The recording saw the return of the band name after Mike Scott's two solo albums and featured contributions from two original Waterboys, Kevin Wilkinson and Anthony Thistlethwaite, and some brilliant new ones including keyboard players Thighpaulsandra and Sir Richard Naiff. NME described the album as "a masterpiece" and Mojo called it “brazen, unapologetic, vital”.
This Cooking Vinyl release marks the first time the album has been reissued, and its first ever release on vinyl. Mike Scott has curated this definitive version, with the sequence on the LPs and CD Disc 1 based on the 14-song 2001 US edition, which added ‘Lucky Day / Bad Advice’ and ‘My Lord, What A Morning’ to the original UK version. The 2CD version features twelve previously unreleased tracks, chosen by Scott.
Scott has also overseen a re-working of the artwork, using a different Steve Gullick photo from the original album cover sessions on the front, while both vinyl and CD formats include many previously unseen shots. The CD package includes a 28-page booklet.
1. Let It Happen
2. The Charlatan's Lament
3. Is She Conscious?
4. We Are Jonah
5. It's All Gone
6. My Love Is My Rock In The Weary Land
7. Lucky Day / Bad Advice
8. His Word Is Not His Bond
10. Dumbing Down The World
11. The Wind In The Wires
12. Night Falls On London
14. My Lord, What A Morning
1. Fanfare by ThighPaulSandra
2. Sad Procession
3. Is She Conscious? (Acoustic Demo)
4. Dumbing Down The World (Live At Glastonbury)
5. Trouble Down Yonder
6. In The Long Low Weary Land
8. Never Been Out Of Love
9. Somewhere In The Bleak Mid-Distance Something Beautiful Is Born
10. Anatomy Of A Love Affair
11. Is She Conscious (Funky Thumbs)
12. Martin Decent
13. Time, Space And The Bride's Bed
14. Oh Yeah / I'll Be Satisfied
15. Carolan's Weird Welcome
16. Since The Fire Started Burning In My Soul
17. The Height Of His Head
18. My Love Is My Rock (Instrumental With Choir)
19. It Bends Towards Justice
20. The Last Rock Freak Out