Still Burning

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Still Burning
Still Burning Mike Scott Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1997
GenreRock
Length59:26
LabelChrysalis
ProducerNiko Bolas
Mike Scott chronology
Bring 'em All In
(1995)
Still Burning
(1997)
The Whole of the Moon: The Music of Mike Scott and the Waterboys
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars link
The Guardian3/5 stars[1]

Still Burning is 1997's follow-up to Bring 'em All In (1995), and the last of Mike Scott's solo albums before re-forming The Waterboys in 2000. Photography was provided by Andrew Catlin and Mary Scanlon. Although well-received critically, sales of the album were poor and Scott was subsequently dropped from Chrysalis Records. This led directly to Scott's decision to revive the Waterboys' name in order to achieve wider marketplace exposure. Scott describes the making of and commercial failure of the album in detail in his 2012 autobiography, Adventures Of A Waterboy.

The songs "Love Anyway" and "Rare, Precious and Gone" were released as singles. The video for the latter (available to view on YouTube) is notable for having been filmed in a booth at an airport that cost £5.00 to operate while Scott and his band were waiting to board a flight, potentially making it one of the lowest costing filmed music videos ever produced.

Track listing[edit]

FIRST ISSUE (1997) [2]

All songs by Mike Scott.

  1. "Questions" – 4:49
  2. "My Dark Side" – 3:57
  3. "Open" – 2:54
  4. "Love Anyway" – 6:41
  5. "Rare, Precious and Gone" – 4:05
  6. "Dark Man of My Dreams" – 4:15
  7. "Personal" – 2:14
  8. "Strawberry Man" – 3:30
  9. "Sunrising" – 4:58
  10. "Everlasting Arms" – 2:52

Later editions have a revised track list. The 1998 US release on Steady Records features all 14 songs listed below, while the 1997 Japanese release has 12 tracks, missing "One of Many Rescuers" and "Man on the Mountain". [3]

  1. "Questions" – 4:49
  2. "My Dark Side" – 3:57
  3. "Open" – 2:54
  4. "Love Anyway" – 6:41
  5. "Rare, Precious and Gone" – 4:05
  6. "Dark Man of My Dreams" – 4:15
  7. "King Electric" – 7:18
  8. "Personal" – 2:14
  9. "One of Many Rescuers" (US release only) – 4:52
  10. "Strawberry Man" – 3:30
  11. "Man on the Mountain" (US release only) – 4:00
  12. "Sunrising" – 4:58
  13. "Everlasting Arms" – 2:52
  14. "Since I Found My School" – 3:01 

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Norwegian Albums Chart[4] 18
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 39
UK Albums Chart[6] 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Caroline (3 October 1997). "This week's releases". The Guardian.
  2. ^ Mike Scott. "Still Burning: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  3. ^ Mike Scott. "Still Burning: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Mike Scott - Still Burning". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  5. ^ Steffen Hung (1997-10-10). "Mike Scott - Still Burning". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  6. ^ "Mike Scott - full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 July 2019.

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