Raingods with Zippos

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Raingods with Zippos
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Studio album by Fish
Released 1999
Genre Progressive rock
Length 54:24
Label Roadrunner
Producer Elliot Ness
Fish chronology
Kettle of Fish
(1997)
Raingods With Zippos
(1999)
Fellini Days
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Raingods with Zippos is a 1999 Progressive rock album by ex-Marillion vocalist Fish. It was released on the Roadrunner record label, more well known for its heavy metal releases. Raingods with Zippos is often hailed one of Fish's greatest achievements along with his 1990 debut Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors. It is the first of three Fish albums to be produced by Elliot Ness (not including the "best of" collection Kettle of Fish from 1998, with which Ness was involved). While he was not involved with the production of this album, Steven Wilson, most famous for his work with Porcupine Tree, played guitar on several of the tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tumbledown" (Derek W. Dick, Mickey Simmonds) - 5:52
  2. "Mission Statement" (Dick, Rick Astley, Paul Thorn) - 4:00
  3. "Incomplete" (Dick, Elisabeth Antwi, Doug Millet) - 3:44
  4. "Tilted Cross" (Dick, Jackson, Chris Johnson) - 4:19
  5. "Faithhealer" (Alex Harvey, Ted McKenna, Zal Cleminson) - 5:01
  6. "Rites of Passage" (Dick, Simmonds) - 7:42
  7. "Plague of Ghosts: (I) Old Haunts" (Dick, Tony Turrell, Mark Daghorn) - 3:13
  8. "Plague of Ghosts: (II) Digging Deep" (Dick, Turrell, Daghorn) - 6:49
  9. "Plague of Ghosts: (III) Chocolate Frogs" (Dick, Turrell, Daghorn) - 4:04
  10. "Plague of Ghosts: (IV) Waving at Stars" (Dick, Turrell, Daghorn) - 3:12
  11. "Plague of Ghosts: (V) Raingods Dancing" (Dick, Turrell, Daghorn) - 4:16
  12. "Plague of Ghosts: (VI) Wake-Up Call (Make it Happen)" (Dick, Turrell, Daghorn) - 3:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Fish (Derek W. Dick) - All Vocals
  • Steven Wilson - Guitars (Tracks 1,5,7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Bruce Watson - Guitars (1 and 2); Mandolin (3)
  • Robin Boult - Guitars (2,3,4 and 5)
  • Till Paulmann - Guitars (2)
  • Phil Grieve - Guitars (5)
  • Steve Vantsis - Bass Guitars (1,2,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12); Double Bass (3 and 4)
  • Tony Turrell - Keyboards (1,5,7,8,9,10,11 and 12); Piano (2); Organ (2); Harmonium (3 and 4); Synths (4); Programming (7,8,9,10,11 and 12); String Arrangements (5); Samples (7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Mickey Simmonds - Keyboards (5 and 6); Piano (1); Programming (6)
  • Dave Stewart - Drums (1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Davey Crichton - Violin (5); Fiddle (4); String Arrangements (3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Dave Haswell - Percussion (All Tracks)
  • Elisabeth Antwi - Lead Vocals (3); Backing Vocals (1)
  • Nicola King - Backing Vocals (2,4,7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Tony King - Backing Vocals (2,7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Mo Warden - Spoken Outro Vocal (12)
  • Mark Daghorn - Programming (7,8,9,10,11 and 12)
  • Elliot Ness - String Arrangements (3,5 and 6); Samples (7,8,9,10,11 and 12)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demalon, Tom (2011). "Raingods with Zippos - Fish | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 3 August 2011.