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13th Star - Fish

The Chocolate Frog Record Company Ltd.
September 2007 (Mail order www.the-company.com
January 2008 (General Sale)

Track List

1 Circle Line 
2
Square Go
3
Miles De Besos
4 Zoë 25
5
Arc Of The Curve

6 Manchmal
7
Open Water
8 Dark Star
9
Where In The World
10 13th Star

PLUS: Bonus DVD – The Making Of 13th Star. (Mail order & Gig Merchandise Stalls Only)

Front cover of the CD: 13th Star by Fish


13TH STAR
by
FISH

review


The longevity of some artists, while others stumble and fall, comes as something as a surprise on occasion. When Fish left Marillion, it was thought that was it … career over. Then came 1989’s Vigil In A Wilderness Of Mirrors quickly followed by Internal Exile, two stunning albums that deserved – and deserve – far more critical success than they achieved, given the trademark introspection and skill in the intricate writing and production of both albums.

And it is these attributes that shine most on The Big Fella’s 13th studio album to date, 13th Star.

 

From the first track – Circle Line – to last, 13th Star, the album has a quality to it that resonates long after the disc has been heard. There genuinely is not a weak track here, but to be picky, the at times overly self-indulgent Where In The World is only very good indeed.

For best tracks, there is a three-way tie between the punchy Arc Of The Curve, the anthemic Square Go and the delightful parable that is Zoë 25 and all of its despair riddled touches.

Co-written with bassist Steve Vantsis, this is easily Fish’s greatest solo achievement to date and has been a long time in coming. Filled with lines that make you ask: “What was that?” and musicianship that quite simply fills the speakers with brilliance, 13th Star is an album to sit very comfortably alongside the very best in Rock and one that improves which each and every listen it’s given.

9/10

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Interview with Fish September 2007 by Chris High

 

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