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Raingods With Zippos
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Fish's 5th solo album from 1999 followed on from Sunsets On Empire in that it again included Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson and built on the positive reviews that album had received. It includes a great cover of Alex Harve... more »
Fish's 5th solo album from 1999 followed on from Sunsets On Empire in that it again included Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson and built on the positive reviews that album had received. It includes a great cover of Alex Harvey's Faith Healer, but the main praise was centered on the epic 25 minute Plague Of Ghosts suite featured on the second half of the album. Comments like '...a fantastic collection of epic and sweeping songs... one of the best suites of music Fish has ever collated ...tour de force ...well worth the wait ...' proved the album would rate as one of the fans future favourites.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I missed this album from my collection after reading some dodgy reviews. Instead I wanted to wait for the new album which I hoped would be more mature. But after reading his new book MASQUE, I could not resist. Boy O Boy have I been missing out! This album is incredible. By far the best yet. No wonder Brian May of QUEEN was begging to be on the his new album called FELLINI DAYS."
Not his best
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not his best work but a decent sounding album with a few powerful tracks and a few fillers. Tilted Cross sounds more like Phish then Fish and theres quite a few in your face songs. A pleasing album, just lacks punch."
Fish - Worth Owning For Plague Of Ghosts
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 02/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"After dealing with record company woes from his previous release, Fish signs on to Roadrunner records for this album with the strange title. I've listened to this album many times and I still don't know the meaning of the title. Maybe it's a Scottish thing. "Raingods" gets incredibly mixed reviews from Fish fans. A lot of people thought it was pure crap while other thought is was one of his best. For me it is not his best release, but there is a lot to enjoy here. The first half of the album is shorter songs, none of them spectacular, but a few stand out. "Tumbledown" is a nice leadoff track and probably was written as a single. "Incomplete", "Tilted Cross", Rites Of Passage" are all decent enough songs and work fairly well with Fish at the helm. The songs that don't work as well are "Mission Statement" which is just kind of an overall weak track. Fish also does a cover of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's "Faith Healer". It is ok, but really does not add much from the original. By far the highlight of the album though is the final section of the album, the 25 minute plus epic "Plague Of Ghosts". "Plague" is the most prog oriented work that Fish has tackled since the "Vigil" album, and for the most part it works very well. "Plague" is divided up into 6 sections that run in the 3 to 6 minute range. My only complaint is that the whole thing kind of peters out towards the end as the last section "Wake Up Call" is kind of a soft ending to the whole thing. That being said, this album is worth owning for "Plague Of Ghosts" alone and for me this was a good solid album from Fish."