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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

'Balladeer' (71:40)
1. Just Good Friends (with Sam Brown, 1995 single edit) (3:58)
2. Shot the Craw (2004 single edit) (4:01)
3. A Gentleman's Excuse Me (1989) (4:20)
4. Kayleigh (1985 single edit) (3:36)
5. Solo (1993) (4:02)
6. Incomplete (with Elizabeth Troy Antwi, 1999) (3:44)
7. The Company (1989) (4:07)
8. Fortunes of War (1994 single edit) (5:05)
9. Our Smile (2001 single edit) (4:15)
10. Lavender (1985) (3:43)
11. Lady Let it Lie (1994 single edit) (4:08)
12. Cliché (1989) (7:06)
13. Scattering Crows (2004) (5:05)
14. Tara (1997 edit) (4:01)
15. Caledonia (2003) (5:25)
16. Raw Meat (1994 edit) (5:05)

All tracks published by Fishy Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control except track 5 published by Warlock Music Ltd, track 6 published by Limetree Arts and Music and tracks 4 and 10 by Charisma Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

'Rocketeer' (72:47)
1. Big Wedge (1989 single edit) (4:21)
2. Credo (1991 single edit) (4:04)
3. Incommunicado (1987 single edit) (3:58)
4. Goldfish and Clowns (1997 single edit) (4:11)
5. Long Cold Day (2001) (5:33)
6. Brother 52 (1997 single edit) (3:55)
7. Clock Moves Sideways (2001) (7:17)
8. The Perception of Johnny Punter (1997) (8:36)
9. Moving Targets (2004) (5:46)
10. Plague of Ghosts (1999)
11. (i) Old Haunts (3:13)
12. (ii) Digging Deep (6:49)
13. (iii) Chocolate Frogs (4:04)
14. (iv) Waving at Stars (3:12)
15. (v) Raingods Dancing (4:16)
16. (vi) Wake up Call (Make it Happen) (3:32)

Total Time: 144:27
All tracks published by Fishy Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control except track 3 by Charisma Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

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Releases information

2CD Snapper Music (2005)

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(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(54%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
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Review by Muzikman
4 stars The day I heard "Raingods With Zippos" I was hooked on the music of Fish. It goes without saying how important his contributions to MARILLION were, he helped to put them on the map in the 80's. I think Fish has really blossomed since leaving the limitations of a band and the collaborative processes involved, he is much better left to his own devices as his very successful solo career has proven through several extremely distinctive albums.

"Bouillabaisse-The Best Of Fish" does very well in outlining his solo career by breaking down one disc into the ballads and the second into his rockers. The definition of Bouillabaisse is-A combination of various different, often incongruous elements: a bouillabaisse of special interests. I do not think there is a better way to describe what you will hear on this best of collection (so far).

There are several reasons why I enjoy Fish and this particular set. First, you can understand the man when he sings, he has lyrics that for the most part make sense and have oodles of emotion and meaning, and he always manages to get one killer band to back him. I think most people familiar with Fish place high expectations on anything he releases-I know I certainly do. I grab his material without listening to any samples, and I just know it will be good. He has not disappointed me yet.

I found this two-disc set very satisfying in that it covers all the facets of Fish, all the elements that make him tick, the hopeless romantic, the cynical angry man dealing with the tough realities of life, everything that the man is. He is not afraid to let us know what goes on inside his head and what stirs in his soul. For all of these reasons I love the music of Fish and Bouillabaisse most certainly covered the highlights of his solo career to date.

© Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck- December 15, 2005

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