Fish Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors

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Fish  Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors
(1989)  EMI label.  Original release gatefold jacket.  I purchased this album at Tower Records in Westwood in 1989.  Fish is the former lead singer of the band Marillion.  After a very abusive split with the band, this is his debut solo effort. I will save much of my thoughts on Fish for the Marillion albums I own (which are several).  I will say this record sounds very dated to my 2016 ears; lots of horns, and anthemic big songs (Big Wedge) which is perfect for the rolling credits of some 1980’s cop/buddy picture starring Eddie Murphy and some white guy… or Mel Gibson and some black guy…

SIDE ONE

  1. Vigil  (8:43)
  2. Big Wedge  (5:19)
  3. State Of Mind  (4:42)
  4. The Company  (4:04)

SIDE TWO

  1. A Gentleman’s Excuse  (4:15)
  2. Family Business  (5:14)
  3. View From The Hill  (6:38)
  4. Cliche  (7:01)

You may ask if I own any other Fish solo albums.  Other than two EP’s from Vigil the answer is NO.  You may ask if I own any Marillion albums after Fish left the band. Other than the first one after he left entitled Season’s End, the answer is NO.  Together Fish and Marillion was a special cocktail.  Apart, they are so so.

Fish Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors

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