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2.62 | 24 ratings | 2 reviews | 17% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Big Wedge (5:19)
2. Just Good Friends (5:48)
3. Brother 52 (6:06)
4. Chasing Miss Pretty (4:53)
5. Credo (6:41)
6. A Gentleman's Excuse Me (4:19)
7. Goldfish and Clowns (6:38)
8. Lady Let It Lie (4:12)
9. Lucky (4:58)
10. State of Mind (4:46)
11. Mr. Buttons (4:36)
12. Fortunes of War (7:54)
13. Internal Exile (4:41)

Total Time: 68:11

Line-up / Musicians

- Track 1, 6 & 10 Produced by Jon Kelly 1989
- Track 2 & 9 Produced by James Cassidy 1995
- Track 3 & 7 Produced by Steve Wilson 1997
- Track 5 & 13 Produced by Chris Kimsey 1991
- Track 8 & 12 Produced by James Cassidy 1994
- Track 4 & 11 Produced by Elliot Ness 1998
- Track 2, 3, 7 & 9 Mastered by Bob Ludwig

Releases information

CD Roadrunner #RR 8678-2 (1998)

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FISH Kettle Of Fish 88-98 ratings distribution

(24 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(17%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (54%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

FISH Kettle Of Fish 88-98 reviews

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Review by ZowieZiggy
2 stars Fish has been relatively quiet in terms of compilation efforts. The first two considered as such were "Yin" and "Yang" which consisted of some re-work of Fish as well as genuine "Marillion" songs. "Yin" was particularly good.

But for this one, I really wonder who decided the track list. Or maybe it was to avoid the competition with the prior two ones.That's the only excuse I can imagine.

Because frankly, there are more second tier than great songs available here and as such it is hardly a recommendable work. Some tracks still stand out as the excellent "Goldfish & Clowns", "Credo", "Brother 52" as well as "Lady Let It Lie" (one of my fave from the big man) but globally this compilation is not really worth.

Neither for the fans, neither for someone willing to enter his catalogue. For the latter ones, I can only recommend a good live album or a couple of original studio works of which his debut has my favours.

Two stars.

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2 stars This is the only Fish solo album I have listened to besides the 1st one, so my Fish knowledge is restricted to these and his days with Marillion. However, I can't imagine that this could be considered as the "best" of Fish. Possibly the judgement of track selection was based on radio-play rath ... (read more)

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