Fish - final "Weltschmerz" album

  • Christian

    Changed the title of the thread from “Fish - final "Weltmscherz" album” to “Fish - final "Weltschmerz" album”.
  • Listened to it once so far. That's VERY promising and obviuously a good album to say goodbye. Waverly steps and Rose of Damascus are just outstanding!

  • My two cents worth.


    I'm not a Fish (or Marillion) fan - just haven't listened to either enough, and am honestly not really inspired to delve any deeper.


    But out of curiosity, having heard that it was to be his last, and seeing some videos listed in my Youtube feed, I listened to his new Weltschmerz album and after a couple of days of casual listening came to the conclusion....that it is outstanding. Simply outstanding.


    "Rose of Damascus" and "Waverley Steps" are superb musical journeys, deeply involving and wonderfully put together, "Garden of Remembrance" is utterly, gorgeously heartbreaking, and "Walking on Eggshells" and "Man With a Stick" are memorably excellent too, with the remainder being at worst, merely very good. It really is a fantastic album, and if this is Fish signing off, then in my (completely uninformed, therefore relatively useless) opinion, then he is doing so in superb fashion.

  • My two cents worth.


    It really is a fantastic album, and if this is Fish signing off, then in my (completely uninformed, therefore relatively useless) opinion, then he is doing so in superb fashion.

    Got this last week and gave it only 1 spin. Need to give it another in a few days time, so far I like it. :)

  • So ...

    Been listening to that album a lot and I still try to figure out where this stands in Fish's discography.

    I enjoy a couple of track, like the title track, Walking On Eggshells or Garden Of Remembrance.


    Bus especially he longer tunes Rose of Damascus and Waverley Steps leave me cold.

    Little Man What Now, in contrast, is much simpler, but also much better.


    So what are your thought about Weltschmerz?

  • I have the album. Don’t play it very often but Little man what now and waverly steps are great tracks. I agree that Rose of Damascus is less interesting than expected.

    Fish did stronger albums in the past (Vigil, Raingods etc)

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