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PostPosted: 16 Dec 2005 11:55    Post subject: Bouillabaisse-The Best Of Fish Reply with quote

Artist: Fish
Title: Bouillabaisse-The Best Of Fish
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: Snapper Music
http://www.the-company.com">Website

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

Rating-9/10

Disc 1: Balladeer

01. Just Good Friends (4:01)
02. Shot the Craw (4:00)
03. A Gentleman's Excuse Me (4:17)
04. Kayleigh (3:3icon_cool.gif
05. Solo (4:0icon_cool.gif
06. Incomplete (3:43)
07. The Company (4:05)
08. Fortunes of War (5:05)
09. Our Smile (4:17)
10. Lavender (3:42)
11. Lady Let It Lie (4:0icon_cool.gif
12. Cliche (7:05)
13. Scattering Crows (5:0icon_cool.gif
14. Tara (4:06)
15. Caledonia (4:19)
16. Raw Meat (5:13)

Disc 2: Rocketeer

01. Big Wedge (4:36)
02. Credo (4:03)
03. Incommunicado (3:56)
04. Goldfish and Clowns (4:11)
05. Long Cold Day (5:35)
06. Brother 52 (3:5icon_cool.gif
07. Clock Moves Sideways (7:02)
08. The Perception of Johnny Punter (8:37)
09. Moving Targets (5:46)
10. Plague of Ghosts:
(i) Old Haunts (3:12)
11. Digging Deep (6:4icon_cool.gif
12. Chocolate Frogs (4:04)
13. Waving at Stars (3:12)
14. Raingod Dancing (4:16)
15. Wake Up Call (Make It Happen) (3:1icon_cool.gif



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