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3.17 | 51 ratings

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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 kicking. There's something fresh about those songs. They're old, but new. Perfectly chosen for the needs of such an album. However the 100% acoustic compatibility doesn't mean, the songs are good by default. The ones that suit acoustic sessions are the mediocre rather than the top of Fish's repertoire WITH some exceptions from the rule.

The acoustic Lucky gains an increased tempo (a really suitable change) - and stays that way when played at gigs. Internal Exile sounds slightly less folky, but then again the melody here is really pure (the original version gets smeary at some moments). Kayleigh is slower and calmer, more like a blues song, a remarkable re-arrangement. The biggest change was made to the ending of Sugar Mice - Fish screams out some of the verses and the bands enters a bumpy mood (Me, me, me - bump bump bump) at the very end. Kinda cool.

The other songs (five exactly) sound more or less the same.... just without the effects, overdrives and the synthesizers.

The album is too short, really - Suits (so - a studio album) are 20 minutes longer, and most of Fish's live records are 2CD! If you're looking for a long acoustic course, choose Communion instead or the Acoustic Sessions (remaster).

Best Song: Kayleigh & Lucky (tie) Worst Song: Jumpsuit City

Mike_Zed | 3/5 |


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