Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Album of the Day

Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors, by Fish (1990): Since last week I highlighted the first Marillion album after Fish split with the band, it seemed only natural to highlight his first solo album, too. The split was certainly on his mind, both lyrically ("View From a Hill" is essentially about the breakup) and visually (the original gatefold artwork included bums with the faces of two Marillion members huddled around a trash fire). I think Fish definitely got the shorter end of the stick after the parting of the ways, but his debut was easily as strong (if not better) than Seasons End. It's just that, while Marillion went onwards and upwards, Fish never really got that mojo back.

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