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Fish Rising

15 Jan 2007 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 31 Oct 2006
  • Release Date: 31 Oct 2006
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2006 Virgin Records Ltd This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2006 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:05:21
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  • ASIN: B001INJRRK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,590 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By DSR VINE VOICE on 21 Mar 2007
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I must confess that it was "L" that brought me to the wonderful musical paths of Steve Hillage and it was a year or two before I added the original LP release of this album to my collection.

I found the recording on LP incredibly murky, dull and thick sounding and for years it got in the way of my enjoyment of the music. I avoided the original CD issue too for this reason.

I MUST say, however, that although it would be wrong and probably impossible without a complete re-mix to totally transform the recording, the re-mastering here has done its best to make as near to a silk purse as possible from the murky sludge and AT LAST I can hear what was going on!!! "Salmon Song," in particular, drew me in like it had never done before, even on my cheapo computer speakers and I was spellbound!

The bonus tracks are great too. I'd never bought the compilation LP "V" from the mid seventies, so to hear the re-mixed (by Steve) "Pentagrammaspin" was hugely enjoyable. Also, the "Power Trio" compilation track that makes up the last "extra" track (thanks Steve and friends for hanging on to these private tapes so that we can enjoy them).

Once again, I recommend this new CD wholeheartedly to any fans of Gong, Steve & Miquette themselves and also the "Canterbury" scene, which played such an important part in the evolution of these tracks.

P.S. A final HUGE thank you to the mastering engineer, who has resisted the current trend to overdo the volume and rob recordings of their natural dynamics (Coldplay & Keane anyone?), but instead has restored the clarity and body that is often missing in rushed, early CD transfers of 1970's material.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE on 26 Jan 2007
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Another in the line of Virgin/EMI's most welcome re-issue series (we have had Peter Hammill, VDGG and Steve Hackett recently) sees Steve Hillage get his back catalogue remastered and repackaged. The first batch of four starts with "Fish Rising", recorded while Steve was still a member of Gong. Although later albums like "L" and "Motivation Radio" would be far more commercially successful, "Fish Rising" to many is his masterpiece. It's not difficult to see why. The album starts with the mighty "Solar Musick Suite". A lengthy, wonderfully developed piece where Dave Stewart offers up some of his best keyboard work ever. And superbly backed by the excellent Gong rhythm section of Mike Howlett and the late Pierre Moerlen. Lyrically Hillage was well known for his new age positivism, none better represented in this track with its richly oblique mystical references. But strangely within the context of the present world these songs come across as representing a refreshing spiritualism which is sadly lacking in today's mass consumer culture.

The stand-out on the album and which became a concert favourite is "The Salmon Song". Bearing one of Hillage's classic riffs, which he was so good at inventing, this is powerful and exciting stuff. Full of classic blistering guitar solos, which Hillage became so well known for. The other epic is "Afterglid" another beautifully executed piece which culminates in the ecstatic riffing of "The Golden Vibe".

"Fish Rising" is a superb first solo album from Hillage. In some ways the logical follow up to "Space Shanty" by his earlier band Khan. Actually some of the tracks on "Fish Rising" were meant for a second Khan album. This excellent remaster sounds clean and detailed. Nice work Paschal! Gone is the horrible murkiness of the original CD release.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Rich on 28 Mar 2006
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I had the pleasure and privilege of seeing Mr H play Birmingham Town Hall in the mid-70s. When I finally got round to buying this glorious album 30 years later it was like travelling back in time. What a fabulous guitarist. I realised when I heard it again that the final riff in "Aftaglid" had stayed in my head for all those years! If you've never experienced this guy's work, buy this album. Tune in, chill out and enjoy!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Arch Stanton on 30 July 2004
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Fish Rising was my first Hillage album -and together with Green, L, and Motivation Radio they stand tall in my collection to this day. Steve was / is such a fantastic guitarist - not because he can sound like a wasp tearing across the fretboard - but because of the scales he uses. On this album his fingers seem to dance or skip across the notes.
The classic Salmon Song is superb, Solar Musick Suite is an epic - check out the guitar as the song fades away - blissful ! Sometime it harks back to Gong eccentricity - the song Fish in particular. Lots of happy hippy riffs - such as the Golden Vibe -which will keep you whistling for hours - now if only I could make that my ring-tone!
All in all - a timeless classic from a master of the guitar. Buy it !
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Nov 2001
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With Dave Stewart(from Hatfield,Egg,ect) on board as well as various cohorts from Gong,Hillage produced a gem of a record.Great instrumental work all round,but it never becomes too self indulgent.The music is of a very positive nature and is an album I can go back to again and again.
At this price what have you got to loose.Easily Hillage's best solo album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dai Bandit on 29 Dec 2009
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Rate this as one of the best albums ever made, it has to be heard to be believed. Steve hillage's guitar work is on top form here and what an excellent band he put together to make this album. If you like Psychedelic rock this ois a must have.
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