Sunsets on Empire, Raingods With Zippos, Fellini Days and Field of Crows are now available in the Fish Shop!
We now have in our stock room the brand new remasters of ‘Suits’ and ‘Songs from the Mirror’ as well as all the new tour merchandise. I’d hoped to have everything up for pre order but we have been tuning up the new website fishmusic.scot and getting as many glitches ironed out before we officially launch tomorrow (Friday 24th). The fishheadsclub.com store will continue to work in parallel but the new remasters and merch can ONLY be ordered through the fishmusic.scot mail order shop.
It should be a lot easier to order through the new site and we have added PayPal express which remembers your details for future orders and makes it easier to calculate postage as it automatically configures to your region. The postage prices have also been re tuned so some of you will find it cheaper than before. It’s a lot easier to negotiate and there will be a lot more general and historical information added over the coming months as we tie in other social media aspects to provide a very current picture of what is happening.
The domain name is obviously a huge bonus as it’s easier to remember (and type) and as a high level domain name will hopefully create a lot more traffic. The fishheadsclub.com name will still work but will route log ins to the new site. As of tomorrow please change the entry in your browser to the new fishmusic.scot website address.
There are going to be some minor issues as the site settles in so if you do experience any problems please notify us as soon as possible. We had issues with the old site when people wanted to contact us from the shop and we weren’t receiving your mails. That has now been rectified on the new site as has the automatic order confirmation which sometimes didn’t happen.
I want to open up a lot more communication between us and gather your opinions on various projects that are in the pipeline. One of these is the streaming aspect of my catalogue. I am currently in discussion with a company to have my entire solo catalogue (including the remaster series) available for downloads across various platforms and this will also be linked to the fishmusic.scot website. I however do not plan to hand over the catalogue for streaming. I appreciate that Spotify and the like are great career promotional tools to some extent but the revenues are negligible and I don’t believe they translate that much into actual sales.
With that in mind and as a compromise I want to put together a compilation package of around 20 songs from across my solo catalogue to put up for streaming which will hopefully attract people to search for my music and buy the physical or downloadable product. I’d like you to choose the songs for that compilation.The song choices will only be from my solo catalogue, excluding any songs from ‘Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors’ which is owned by EMI/Parlophone and is already available for streaming. I was inspired by your reaction to the t shirt designs which was a great success and resulted in us creating something that was more attractive to the majority of fans. I want to continue this interaction and want to start with a voting process on the compilation album in the coming weeks.As always I’ll post more details when I have them.
I’m really pleased with the finished copies of ‘Suits’ and ‘Songs From the Mirror’ and think they are great packages that continue the series in style. I do have to put my hands up here and admit to a screw up which ultimately is my responsibility as I took my eye off the ball and should have caught this before the album went to production.
On the ‘Suits’ remaster the track listing for CD3 on the reverse of the hardback cover is wrong.The CD itself has the correct running order and the track listing and details on the inner pages are correct but the print on the actual cover has CD3 listed as the first 11 tracks from CD2. It’s too late to change this now but it will be corrected on the next production run.My apologies, I should have caught this when proofing the artwork but both Mark Wilkinson and I completely missed what was a glaringly obvious mistake.
The track listing on ‘Suits’ is as follows –
01 Mr 1470 (6.06) [Dick, Paterson, Boult]
02 Lady let it Lie (6.54) [Dick, Paton, Cassidy]
03 Emperor’s Song (6.19) [Dick, Cassidy, Boult]
04 Fortunes of War (7.51) [Dick, Cassidy, Boult]
05 Somebody Special (5.23) [Dick, Boult, Paton]
06 No Dummy (6.16) [Dick, Cassidy, Boult]
07 Pipeline (6.44) [Dick, Paton, Boult)
08 Jumpsuit City (6.50) [Dick, Boult, Cassidy]
09 Bandwagon (5.07) [Dick, Paton, Boult, Usher, Paterson, Wilkinson]
10 Raw Meat (7.18) [Dick, Paterson]
11 Out of my Life (3.45) [Dick, Boult]
12 Black Canal (8.26) [Dick, Paterson]
Suits CD2 Demos
01 Somebody Special (4.25) [Dick, Boult, Paton] April 92
02 Pipeline (6.18) [Dick/Boult/Paton] April 92
03 Out of My Life (3.39) [Dick/Boult] May 92
04 Mr 1470 (4.23) [Dick/Paterson/Boult] May 92
05 Pipeline (7.10) [Dick/Boult/Paton] May 92
06 Somebody Special (4.21) [Dick/Boult/Paton] June 92
07 Raw Meat (4.44) [Dick/Paterson] June 92
08 Lady Let it Lie (6.05) [Dick/Paton/Cassidy] Summer93
09 Bandwagon (3.30) [Dick/Paton/Boult/Paterson/Wilkinson] Summer93
10 Mr 1470 (6.10) [Dick/Paterson/Boult] Summer93
11 Jumpsuit City (4.44) [Dick/Boult /Cassidy] Summer 93
12 Somebody Special (5.08) [Dick/Boult/Paton] Summer 93
13 Emperors Song (6.13) [Dick/Cassidy/Boult] Summers 93
14 Lady Let it Lie (5.55) [Dick/Paton/Cassidy] radio session, Haddington 7/94
Suits CD3 Live Versions
01 Mr 1470 (6.30) [Dick/Paterson/Boult] Haddington Convention 28/5/94
02 Fortunes of War (6.27) [Dick/Cassidy/Boult] Haddington Convention 28/5/94
03 Somebody Special (4.46) [Dick/ Boult/Paton] Waterfront, Norwich 21/6/94
04 Black Canal (7.04) [Dick/Paterson] Schuurr Club, Lucerne 28/11/95
05 Jumpsuit City (5.09) [Dick/Boult/Cassidy] Schuurr Club, Lucerne 28/11/95
06 Pipeline (7.31) [Dick/Boult/Paton] Schuurr Club, Lucerne 28/11/95
07 Emperors Song (5.52) [Dick/ Cassidy/ Boult] Krakow P1 studios 11/10/95
08 Lady Let it Lie (6.05) [Dick/Paton/Cassidy] Krakow P1 studios 11/10/95
09 Jumpsuit City (5.30) [Dick/Boult/Cassidy] Haddington St Mary’s Church 26/8/06
10 Fortunes of War (6.37) [Dick/Cassidy/Boult Haddington St Mary’s Church 26/8/06
11 Raw Meat (9.55) [Dick/Paterson] the Blue Note, Poznan 30/3/2011
‘Songs From The Mirror’ tracklisting
CD 1 original album plus bonus tracks
01 Question (06.39) [J Hayward]
02 Boston Tea Party (04:21) [A. Harvey/H McKenna/A. Cleminson
03 Fearless (06:15) [D. Gilmour/N. Mason/R. Waters/R. Wright
04 Apeman (05:56) [R.D. Davies]
05 Hold Your Head Up (03:45) [R. Argent/C. White]
08 Jeepster (04:10) [M. Bolan]
09 Time and a Word featuring Steve Howe (4.24) [Anderson/Foster]
10 The Seeker (3.16) [Townsend]
11 Five Years (05:17) [D. Bowie]
12 Caledonia (04.21 [MacClean]
01 Something in the Air (6.00) [Keen] Live Hamburg, Grosse Freiheit 23/6/92
02 I Know What I Like (3.16) [T. Banks/P. Collins/P. Gabriel/S. Hackett/M. Rutherford]
03 The seeker (3.17) [Townsend]
Both 93 Demos recorded at the Funny Farm Studios Recorded & Mixed By JAMES CASSIDY
04 Fearless (6.49) [D. Gilmour/N. Mason/R. Waters/R. Wright]
05 Boston Tea Party ( 4.13) [A. Harvey/H McKenna/A. Cleminson]
06 Jeepster (3.54) [M. Bolan]
07 Hold Your Head Up ( 3.08) [R. Argent/C. White]
08 5 Years ( 7.58) [D. Bowie]
All recorded Live Utrecht, Vredenberg Halle 18/3/93
09 Roadhouse Blues (7.30) [Morrison, Manzarek, Densmore, Krieger]
10 Jeepster (5.35) [M.Bolan].
Both Live ‘Acoustic’ Gertrud Boumer Halle Duisberg 9/12/94 “Jürgen’s birthday party”
11 Solo (5.19) Live acoustic Bucklein Theatre, Krakow, Poland, 14/10/95
12 Boston Tea Party with SAHB (4.57) [A. Harvey/H McKenna/A. Cleminson] Funny Farm Studio December 1995
13 Faithhealer (6.28) [A. Harvey/H McKenna/A. Cleminson] Recorded live at Nearfest USA 20/6/2008
Total 72.04 minutes
Disc 1 and 2 remastered by Calum Malcolm 2017
Disc 3 DVD
90 minute interview with Fish on track choices and anecdotes from 1993-94
‘Hold Your Head Up’ promotional video
‘Solo’ live from Cropredy festival 2015 with Fairport Convention
‘Fearless’, ‘Boston Tea Party’, ‘Hold Your Head Up’, Jeepster’, ‘5Years’ live from Utrecht 1993. Rare footage filmed on 2x Hi8 cameras (bootleg quality) with audio replaced from the ‘Sushi’ album
With rehearsals now finished I’ll be concentrating on the further set up on the website in the next 2 weeks and putting the finishing touches to the tour preparations. Angus Fearful is back on board to deal with the back projections and is currently putting together images and footage for the shows. I have a new sound engineer , Marios Sozos who has come in to replace Alastair Lindsay and Mark ‘McKinty’ Gordon has taken over from Yatta as production /tour manager on the road. Yatta is still involved and has been putting together all the tour pre production. Yatta will be at a few of the UK dates so say hullo if you see him.
It’s a slightly different circus entourage but the vibe remains the same. I’ll post more news as it comes in and give you an update on the site launch later today.
Hecticated but Happy 🙂
take care and stay alive