Irish-British folk rock band The Waterboys ‘Fisherman’s Blues‘ was played on the latest episode of Ray Donovan this week — Ray Donovan, Season 7, Episode 3, “Family Pictures“.
The song was played at the end of the episode as we see Lena saying goodbye to Ray, as Terry is on the ground trembling and as Ray looks at a photo of his sister.
The Waterboys ‘Fisherman’s Blues‘ is the title track from the band’s fourth studio album.
Released in 1988, it was an album some fans and critics did not like at the time due to the change of the band’s sound, which was a mix of traditional Irish and Scottish music and rock and roll.
The band proved they were correct in the music direction change, however, when Fisherman’s Blues became their best-selling album yet.
The Waterboy’s ‘Fisherman’s Blues‘ single has also been a popular addition to a variety of movies and TV shows, being featured on Waking Ned Devine, Good Will Hunting, Dream with the Fishes and on the TV series Lights Out. Ray Donovan can now be added to that list.
It is also the band’s second song in a month to be featured on a hit American TV series, with ‘The Whole of the Moon‘ being played on HBO’s The Affair in early November.
Listen to The Waterboys’ ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ from Ray Donovan in the video below.
You will also find a superb live performance of the track on the BBC Radio 4 show Mastertapes by lead singer and guitarist Mike Scott and violinist Steve Wickham, and the full Fisherman’s Blues album in the Spotify widget below that.
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