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FISH Communion Chocolate Frog, 2-CD (2007)


This double live acoustic set was recorded late last year at a fan convention in a Church, and precedes Fish's next album and tour nicely.

With a full band that includes two guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion and drums alongside a host of backing singers, it's a tight and professional set up.

'The Field ' and 'Jumpsuit City' open proceedings, while 'Favourite Stranger' slows the pace. In fact most of the set is, like the crowd, polite.

Backing vocalists include Heather Findlay and Angela Gordon (Mostly Autumn) and Anne Marie-Holder (Ex Karnataka).

Band, voice and songs all come together nicely here, well drilled yet a lot of fun, making it thoroughly enjoyable if a change of scene.

Disc 1 closes with 'A Gentleman's Excuse Me', a great vocal/piano duet.

Highlights of disc 2 include 'Slainthe Mhath' and 'Chelsea Monday' which sit alongside 'Scattering Crows' and closer 'Raw Meat' well.

I have to admit it was a bit of a shock, I do like the tall Scot's voice when he really goes for it, but this strangely works so well too. And if you think Chocolate Frog is a strange label, it's Fish's own label too.

Really well worth checking out.


Review by Joe Geesin

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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