This is not an official release with bonus tracks. Internal Exile was Fish's second solo album after leaving Marillion in 1988. The album, released 28 October 1991, was inspired by the singer's past, his own personal problems and his troubled experiences with his previous record label EMI. The album's music reflects Fish's indulgence in the vast regions of music that he wanted to explore as a solo artist; most notably Celtic music and folk styles. The album also has many concert staples such as "Credo", "Tongues" and "Internal Exile" featuring on a number of Fish's official bootleg recordings.
Fish was the unique voice and mastermind behind progressive rock legends Marillion and on this recording he is captured at his best live. 'For Whom the Bells Toll', is an amazing testament to Fish's special live magic which he conjures up so brilliantly. With sleevenotes written by Fish, the recording was straight to tape and was made on New Years Eve in 1991 at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The line up consisted of Fish (vocals), Frank Usher (Guitar), Robin Boult (Bass), David Paton (bass), Mickey Simmonds (keyboards) and Kevin Wilkinson (drums). David Paton played with Pilot and featured on Kate Bush's first two albums and has also worked with Rick Wakeman. Mickey Simmonds has worked with Mike Oldfield and Kevin Wilkinson has played with China Crisis and Squeeze. This CD was originally issued only to the fan club for mail order sale but is finally available to the retail record buying public. As an added bonus this double CD is priced as for a single which offers great music at great value.
Sushi, another concert CD in the long line of live Fish recordings, sees the ex-Marillion vocalist taking up residency in Utrecht's Vredenburg Hall for a pair of spirited shows. Sushi captures night number two. Touring in support of his covers album, Songs From the Mirror, the evening's set is peppered with a slew of cover versions, including the Pink Floyd opener "Fearless," Argent's "Hold Your Head Up," T-Rex's "Jeepster," Alex Harvey's "Boston Tea Party," and the David Bowie classic "Five Years."
Fish captured live in Poland during the 1997 sell-out tour.Excellent concert! Fish is funny as hell on the documentary travel disk where he takes you behind the scenes of preparing for his concerts. The disk also includes a very interesting interview with Fish.