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Artist Song Album Label Comments Request Comp
PJ Harvey Seagulls Uh Huh Her Island
Donovan Isle of Islay A Gift from a Flower to a Garden Pye 1967
Szun Waves Fall Into Water New Hymn to Freedom Leaf 2018
Connie Converse Father Neptune How Sad, How Lovely
David Behrman The Other Ocean OHM: Early Gurus of Electronic Music Ellipsis Arts C
Linda Perhacs Dolphin Parallelograms Kapp 1970
Jonathan Richman I Had a Dream the Sea Was Calling Me Home Not So Much to Be Loved As to Love Vapor Records 2004
Ewan MacColl The Shoals of Herring Black & White Traditional ballad, written by Ewan MacColl for the third of the original eight BBC Radio ballads, "Singing the Fishing," which was first broadcast on August 16, 1960. Ewan MacColl writes that the song was based on the life of Sam Larner, a fisherman and traditional singer from Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk, England. It has been covered by many Scottish and Irish groups, including The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners.
Donovan The Tinker and The Crab For Little Ones Pye 1967; the 2nd record of the double-album "A Gift from a Flower to a Garden"
Mirah & Spectratone International Luminescense Share This Place K 2007
Bjork Oceania Medulla One Little Indian 2004; 5th studio album
Robert Wyatt Shipbuilding Shipbuilding / Memories Of You Rough Trade 1982; Elvis Costello cover. Written during the Falklands War of 1982, Costello's lyrics discuss the contradiction of the war bringing back prosperity to the traditional shipbuilding areas of Clydeside (Yarrow Shipbuilders), Merseyside (Cammell Laird), North East England (Swan Hunter) and Belfast (Harland and Wolff) to build new ships to replace those being sunk in the war, whilst also sending off the sons of these areas to fight and, potentially, lose their lives in those same ships.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Ship Song Live Seeds Mute 1993
The Velvet Underground I'm Set Free The Velvet Underground 1969
The Monks He Went Down to the Sea Black Monk Time 1966
Dirty Projectors & Bjork When the World Comes to an End Mount Wittenberg Orca EP 2010
Gary Numan Oceans The Pleasure Principle Beggars Banquet 1979; Solo Debut
The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight Underwater Moonlight Armageddon 1980; 2nd studio album
The Frogs Ocean Tide The Frogs Mokai Records 1988
The Soft Boys Only the Stones Remain Underwater Moonlight Armageddon R
Ween Ocean Man The Mollusk Elektra 1997; 6th studio album. New Hope's finest. R
The Sugarcubes Tidal Wave Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! Elektra 1989; 2nd studio album
Ween The Mollusk The Mollusk Elektra 1997; "Bring forth the mollusk cast unto me Let's be forever, let forever be free"
The Soft Boys Where Are the Prawns? Underwater Moonlight Armageddon 1980
Laurie Spiegel Old Wave The Expanding Universe Philo 1980; American composer and former Bell Laboratories employee known primarily for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software Music Mouse. She also plays the guitar and lute.
Norma Tanega Waves Walkin' My Cat Named Dog New Voice 1966; Debut
The Accidental Jaw of a Whale There Were Wolves Thrill Jockey 2008; Band named for a 2005 novel by Scottish author Ali Smith, who is known as "Scotland's Nobel laureate-in-waiting," according to The Observer
The Dirty Projectors Beautiful Mother Mount Wittenberg Orca EP Baby whales addressing their mother. "We are swimming in a simple rhythm"
Tom Waits Starving In the Belly of a Whale Blood Money Anti- 2002; 13th studio album.
John Williams Preparing the Cage JAWS MCA Records 1975
Kate Bush Night of the Swallow The Dreaming EMI 1982; HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK, Kate Bush! The lyrics concern a smuggler planning his next clandestine journey, Bush takes on the role of his lover, who begs him not to go ("I won't let you do it. If you go, I'll let the law know"). The song ends with the smuggler speaking in defiance ("Would you break even my wings, like a swallow. Let me, let me go") Features significant Irish traditional music elements and multiple Irish trad musicians, including members of Planxty and The Chieftains: Bill Whelan on bagpipes, Liam O'Flynn on uillean pipes and penny whistle, Seán Keane on fiddle and Donal Lunny on bouzouki.
Brian Eno Little Fishes Another Green World Island 1975; 3rd solo studio album
Bill Nelson Over Ocean Trial By Intimacy (The Book Splendours) Cocteau Records 1985
Dali's Car Cornwall Stone The Waking Hour Paradox 1984; only album. side project of Peter Murphy of Bauhaus and Mick Karn of Japan.
Brian Eno Mother Whale Eyeless Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) Island 1974; 2nd solo studio album. For guest drummer Phil Collins, Eno called in a favour from Collins' group Genesis. After Eno had helped with the production of Genesis' album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Genesis front man Peter Gabriel asked how they could reciprocate. Eno looked at Collins, stating that he needed a drummer, and Collins played drums on "Mother Whale Eyeless"
Laurie Anderson Blue Lagoon Mister Heartbreak 1984; 2nd studio album. Features portions of "Ariel's Song" from "The Tempest": Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade. But that suffers a sea change. Into something rich and strange. And I alone am left to tell the tale. Call me Ishmael. [plus that Moby Dick tacked on to the end]
Michael Nyman Dead Man's Catch Drowning By Numbers Venture 1988; Soundtrack to the Peter Greenaway film of the same name, about drownings committed by three different women, all named Cissie Colpitts
Antony & The Johnsons The Great White Ocean Swanlights Secretly Canadian 2010; 4th studio album. "Swim with me my sister when I dive In the great white ocean, we must try Try to find a way that we can see See each others faces in the sea"
Bill Nelson Night Tides Chance Encounters In The Garden Of Lights Cocteau Records 1987
Brian Eno The Big Ship Another Green World
Mirah Water and Sleep You Think It's Like This but Really It's Like This K 2000; Mirah's Debut