Fish’s latest album, A Feast of Consequences is now available in the shop with deluxe packaging, 100 page book, bonus DVD and high-quality download.
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I have already began scribbling notes and forming crystals in the writing of “Feast Of Consequences” On Monday Calum Malcolm committed to the album and to be honest he is as excited as me about the concept and direction I discussed with him.In order to fit in with his demanding schedule and to give him a decent window and me a deadline to put the pressure on while still giving adequate time to complete the writing we agreed on recording in August and September with mixes finished by first week of October for release to coincide with the tour.I plan to write everything on acoustic in a traditional way and then embellishing the material in the studio rather than writing in the studio itself.This means pre production rehearsals in July so we are going in with finished songs.The recording band will be the same as the touring band but the writing team will involve outside musicians who for various reasons I can’t name yet due to their commitments to their own projects.Both Calum and I see this as an album that will be blues and soul inspired with complex and electric overtones in very much the same area as perhaps “Floyds “Animals” or “Wish You Were Here”, both albums that inspired us in our formative years.That is not to say we are following that route but the combined usage of electric and acoustic, space and dynamic which I have enjoyed on the Fishheads Club tour will be employed as a base for the album’s style. … Continue Reading
The Fishheads project, as I said in the previous post,is a massive one. Calum Malcolm will be mixing the multi track recordings and mastering the other high bit rate stereo recordings and the DVD soundtracks. A meeting with Rob Ayling from my distributors has thrown up quite a few ideas we are costing out so we can deliver something very classy and collect able that is high quality at a price that is affordable over a range of options and that also covers the heavy front costs I have which include session fees, production fees, artwork and design origination and obviously manufacturing costs of the material.I am examining a box set which may include the following- 6 multi track audio full show, double cd’s from St Mary’s 2010, Manchester Band on the Wall 2010,studio sessions 2011, “another ” 2011 tbr, A Polish “best of” and a “best of” high bit ratio stereo album from various sources.This would come together with 2 DVD’s , one filmed in the studio and the other from the potential “Planet Rock” show or a “Polish” show.This box set would include a full colour large 20-30 page booklet and other mementos of the tour.
This would be a high price unit of between 85 and 100 pounds depending on costs.
There would also be a quadruple album compiled as a “best of” from the above at around
Just to let you know that the brand new EMI records re release of “Script for a Jester’s Tear” will be available from the mail order on my web site http://fish-thecompany.com as a 180g heavy weight vinyl, gatefold sleeve,accompanied by a 12″ x 12″ art print with full original track listing as the remastered version from 1997 on Feb 6th.The album is now available for pre order at