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Big Fish Ensemble
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock


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All Artists: Big Fish Ensemble
Title: Lucky
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Long Play
Release Date: 5/1/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Folk Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 766862003428, 768862003446, 768862003422

CD Reviews

Lucky for you if you find a copy
loce_the_wizard | Lilburn, GA USA | 07/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A CD this good by a band that never made the big time proves why commercial radio is a wasteland. Big Fish Ensemble were a five-person band when they released "Lucky," a muscial stew of styles and sounds unlike much else out there (though the variety of instruments the five play rivals the inventiveness of Family in some songs or the industriousness of the Dave Matthews Band in others). "Blue Streak in the Fire" is a menacing track that encapsulates both the frustration of knowing you have a good thing going but realizing you don't have a prayer of cracking the music industrial complex. "Box of Liquor" explores the desolation wrought by relationships gone awry but shows that all is really pretty hopeless. "Robert" about Dole may show some age now, but this is one clever ditty about the political landscape of the '90s. I'm really just scratching the surface, but the clever lyrics and excellent playing combine to make this rare CD a jewel. By the way, the band members switch off instruments and play guitars, bass, violin, drums, precussion, saxaphone, trombone, keyboards, and who knows what else. I hope you get Lucky."
A great band's best album
loce_the_wizard | 08/17/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just a flat-out beautiful record. Hard to classify. BFE is sometimes thought of as a "quirky" band, and on other records they can be more that way. But "Lucky" is so rich and genuine and so full of heart... Also BFE's best-produced record. Nothing glossy-- great guitar sounds and a nice freedom in production styles that allows each song its full expression. One of my favorite records. It stands up well over time."