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Fish

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3.11 | 45 ratings | 4 reviews | 16% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential


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Studio Album, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lucky (4:27)
2. Internal Exile (4:33)
3. Kayleigh (4:16)
4. Fortunes Of War (6:11)
5. Dear Friend (3:46)
6. Sugar Mice (5:47)
7. Somebody Special (4:53)
8. Jumpsuit City (4:48)
9. Lady Let it Lie (5:24)

Total Time: 44:05

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Line-up / Musicians

- Fish / vocals
- Robin Boult & Frank Usher / guitars
- David Paton / bass
- Dave Stewart / percussion
- Robin Boult & David Paton / backing vocals

Releases information

Renaissance Records RMED00136

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FISH Acoustic Session ratings distribution


3.11
(45 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(16%)
16%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
24%
Good, but non-essential (40%)
40%
Collectors/fans only (11%)
11%
Poor. Only for completionists (9%)
9%

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Review by ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This "Acoustic Sessions" album was recorded "Live" at the Funny Farm (in 94) and is effectively called "The Dick Bros Record Company".

It is a promotional offering, while the full blown acoustic album consists of a two CD set which is comprised of this one as well as a second part which was recorded in Krakow (October 95). The latter concert has been released under the form of dual DVD + CD (in.2005). As such, the double CD set will be issued in a remastered version in 2000.

This is for the history, but what do we get in here ? Well, there is not much to write home about this acoustic set. Of course, Fish is a great vocalist, but the minimalist environment of this album (although he I surrounded by his comrades) is not the one I like the most.

There are three songs coming out "Internal Exile", four from his new album (at the time) "Suits" and two genuine "Marillion" ones : Kayleigh and Sugar Mice. Nothing from his great debut album is featured, but since none of these acoustic versions do speak to me, there is no harm.

Two stars. For curious only.

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Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Review by octopus-4
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
3 stars Fish is surely able to fit the stage with his vocals even with only acoustic instruments. Let's add the former Camel David Paton at the bass, that's effectively the instrument which gives a bit of deepness to the sound and the "right" Dave Stewart wasted at the percussions and the result can't be too bad.

It's a pity that Stewart is limited by the acoustic environment and can't play like in Arzachel, but the sons are well arranged and in some cases are quite better than the originals, in particular "Fortunes Of War" is one of them.

The bad is that the sequence of songs is quite "randomic" so that the album hasn't continuity. There's no crowd and this together with the acoustic thing make it sound like a collection of studio rehearsals, more a documentary than an album.

Of course some song are more reliable for this kind of arrangement and other less. A good one is Dear Friend, that has a country-folk mood, or Sugarmice, but songs like "Somebody Special" are not ideal.

In the end it's an album that's nice to hear as relaxing background. It's good in this sense, but nothing more than this. 3 stars are rounded up.

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3 stars Acoustically arranged good old Fish If somebody wants to go out on a street and play Fish songs with a bunch of friends (4 recommended), but lacks the equipment (e.g. effect-packed Fender Stratocasters, or a mellotron) - this CD is exactly what he needs. Fish goes acoustic, alive and kickin ... (read more)

Report this review (#166065) | Posted by Mike_Zed | Tuesday, April 08, 2008 | Review Permanlink

5 stars This is Fish. In the turmoil of screaming guitars, this is a new view of unplugged sessions. The man has a voice...the voice is a dream. The music is just backgroundfilling. Maybe this is a little harsh to the musicians, but the name Fish is on the cover, and he is the man on the foreground. I ... (read more)

Report this review (#58433) | Posted by Ht LICHAAM | Monday, November 28, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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