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VIGIL IN A WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS

Fish

 

Neo-Prog

3.80 | 258 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars An uneven kettle of Fish

The opening title track of this debut solo album by Fish is in my opinion a lyrical and musical masterpiece and my favourite song bar none with Fish on vocals! It is simply a sublime piece of reflective progressive Rock, with a grippingly existential lyric and haunting vocal. Sadly, the album's second track is utterly horrible both lyrically and musically! Talk about a sharp contrast. The rest of the album ranges between very good and decent, but it never again reaches the high of the title track or for that matter the low of Big Wedge. Some tracks have subtle but delightful Celtic/folky nuances.

Like I said in my review of Fish's second solo album, Internal Exile, he could easily have created a really strong album had he taken the best couple of songs from that album and used them to replace the worst couple of tracks from this album. But as is stands, the present one is a still a good album overall.

Recommended, but primarily for the excellent title track

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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