MVD announces the release of two new Fish titles, previously available on as imports from overseas. Firstly, the North American release of Fish's new album 13 Star. Fish first came to the notice of music fans as the front man for neo progressive rock band Marillion. 13th Star is the latest studio offering from Fish and was written and recorded during what was one of the biggest personal upheavals in his life [his relatively short lived involvement and engagement with Mostly Autumn's Heather Findley]. The album is a dark and reflective album although there is an optimism running throughout. Fish recorded a lengthy interview featuring the album for download as a podcast. The artwork for the album was designed by long time collaborator Mark Wilkinson.
The retail price is $18.95 and will be released March 18, 2008.
The second release is a double-disc live release Communion recorded at St Mary's Church, Haddington on the Acoustic Night of the Company Convention August 2006. The 19 track set featuring a number of songs never before played live including "Tara" which also features Fish's daughter Tara on vocals, and rare acoustic versions performed by Fish and his full band plus special guests including Heather Findlay and Angela Gordon from Mostly Autumn and Anne-Marie Helder (ex-Karnataka) on backing vocals. The album is housed in a deluxe 3 panel digipack. The cover artwork was designed by long time Fish and Marillion art director Mark Wilkinson. $24.95, released February 19, 2008.
[Pure coincidence that the two Fish items followed each other... ]