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« on: August 12, 2018, 02:16:51 PM »

I didn't enjoy him, again.
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2018, 02:28:16 PM »

I thought he was better than the first time - his voice sounded stronger. Plus, I have fond memories of 'Clutching at Straws' - great to hear those songs live again. Most of my friends didn't think much of them, though!

I think it's interesting that Fish is still revisiting 30 year old material, whereas Marillion rarely do so. Indicative of their respective musical trajectories since the break up?
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 02:51:03 PM »

Not my type of music, but not overly unpleasant :-)

We used the opportunity to wander around the perimeter of the arena and look at the stalls, and it was a pleasant enough soundtrack to that activity.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2018, 03:18:53 PM »

Well I really enjoyed the Clutching at Straws stuff - brought back many memories of seeing Marillion at the Hammersmith Odeon (or whatever it’s called now) way back in 1987 when it first came out. Thought Incommunicado at the end was great too. However very disappointed he cancelled his signing session. Queued up for half an hour only to be told he had cancelled but was given no reason. Mind you there were no Fish CDs or Fish -era Marillion stuff in the CD tent so maybe he had nothing to sign Undecided. Reason I queued was to get a signature for my wife who wasn’t with me this year but was with me at the Hammy Odean
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 03:22:16 PM »


I didn't enjoy him, again.


Didn't bother , again. His vocals on the Sandy song were terrible.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 03:30:34 PM »



I didn't enjoy him, again.


Didn't bother , again. His vocals on the Sandy song were terrible.


I'm glad it wasn't just me, he sounded dreadful but I wondered if I was missing something.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 03:34:04 PM »




I didn't enjoy him, again.


Didn't bother , again. His vocals on the Sandy song were terrible.


I'm glad it wasn't just me, he sounded dreadful but I wondered if I was missing something.


He seems like a really nice guy but he cant sing!
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 04:56:49 PM »

So in the last three years we’ve had
Fish doing a marillion set
Marillion with the bloke singing who wasn’t fish and didn’t actually have any chart hits that the average attendee would know
Fish turning up again only this time joining fairport to attempt a sandy Denny song*
I look forward to a marillion tribute act
Barillion?
Parillion?
Garillion?
The festival wouldn’t be the same without them.......

It would be so much better!!



*A note to male singers attempting sandy Denny songs.
A) Sandy was a female(I know sandy Lyle the Scottish golfer was male which may add confusion)
B) Sandy Denny was imo the best female vocalist ever
C) She was a genius

Fish and simon Nicol are not female are not and will never sing like her.
It is becoming more and more tedious hearing songs a talented female should be singing being butchered by male voices.
Can you imagine Kate rusby joining fairport for who knows where the time goes or crazy man Michael etc?
Now that would be bloody brilliant

Instead we have Simon and fish.

You’d have thought for each year a top notch female singer would love the chance to join fairport each year for half an hour and do the honours.
A different top class singer each year!
I’d guess the honour bestowed may even be enough to get artists beyond the imagination to do the slot,stellar artists such as Adele etc.
Fairport are missing a trick here.
They should be inviting the best to have the chance to do the job.
It shouldn’t be about ££££ it should be an honour and a fitting tribute to a great singer and also raising the profile of fairport further.

Sort it out.
Male songs for male voices
Female songs for female voices.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 05:28:44 PM »

Really enjoyed Fish’s set. It helps that I’ve always been a fan and knew everything word for word.
I also think his voice was better than last time he played.
It is well known that Fish has had throat problems and has even mentioned retirement because of it.
My theory as to why his rendition of “Solo” the following day was so bad (and it certainly was bad!) is that his voice was probably shot from his efforts the day before.
However, he has an obvious love for the song and I think his introduction was really heartfelt and I am therefore willing to forgive him!
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 05:31:09 PM »


So in the last three years we’ve had
Fish doing a marillion set
Marillion with the bloke singing who wasn’t fish and didn’t actually have any chart hits that the average attendee would know
Fish turning up again only this time joining fairport to attempt a sandy Denny song*
I look forward to a marillion tribute act
Barillion?
Parillion?
Garillion?
The festival wouldn’t be the same without them.......

It would be so much better!!



*A note to male singers attempting sandy Denny songs.
A) Sandy was a female(I know sandy Lyle the Scottish golfer was male which may add confusion)
B) Sandy Denny was imo the best female vocalist ever
C) She was a genius

Fish and simon Nicol are not female are not and will never sing like her.
It is becoming more and more tedious hearing songs a talented female should be singing being butchered by male voices.
Can you imagine Kate rusby joining fairport for who knows where the time goes or crazy man Michael etc?
Now that would be bloody brilliant

Instead we have Simon and fish.

You’d have thought for each year a top notch female singer would love the chance to join fairport each year for half an hour and do the honours.
A different top class singer each year!
I’d guess the honour bestowed may even be enough to get artists beyond the imagination to do the slot,stellar artists such as Adele etc.
Fairport are missing a trick here.
They should be inviting the best to have the chance to do the job.
It shouldn’t be about ££££ it should be an honour and a fitting tribute to a great singer and also raising the profile of fairport further.

Sort it out.
Male songs for male voices
Female songs for female voices.



You left out PJ Wright strangling a cat while doing Sandy songs.
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2018, 05:40:18 PM »

I would have been happy to miss him. I felt quite uninspired and only just enjoyed Incommunicado. Really didn’t enjoy his Sandy tribute either.

He seems a great character and a nice bloke but time to step back I think. IMHO of course.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2018, 06:04:19 PM »

I'll declare an interest from the start and say I'm a fan.

Thought it was a good set and he always sounds better with a female backing singer rather than just the guys so hats off to Doris.

I would add that even though he might not be your thing he got a good reaction right up to the back of the field where we were - not everyone had been getting that...

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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 08:45:10 PM »


Sort it out.
Male songs for male voices
Female songs for female voices.


Although by that rationale Sandy era(s) FC wouldn’t have done any Dylan covers.
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 08:49:27 PM »

Poor bloke did seem to have had an accident into his trousers. No wonder his singing was quite crappy.
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« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2018, 11:36:23 PM »

I have never understood the appeal of him. Do Fairport owe him money or something as he keeps popping up at Cropredy?
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« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2018, 11:44:41 PM »

Worse than the fact that he was brought on to do a Sandy tribute was that he did exactly the same song and the same fulsome (look it up...) intro as he did 2 or 3 years ago.

Please please can we have at least one year of Crops featuring absolutely nothing to do with MaBloodyRillion
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2018, 12:59:42 PM »

I was a big fan of early (Fish-era) Marillion, and loved him last time round.  This time I didn't enjoy it quite so much - maybe because I don't know Clutching At Straws as well as Misplaced Childhood.  But I still am happy he was there, and I forgive him his singing on Solo because he really gets the song, as indeed the whole festival.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2018, 09:48:17 PM »

Some 'behind' the scenes explanation for non appearance to meet and greet/sign  http://fishmusic.scot/stage-theres-no-place-hide-cropredy-festival/
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2018, 09:53:35 PM »


Some 'behind' the scenes explanation for non appearance to meet and greet/sign  http://fishmusic.scot/stage-theres-no-place-hide-cropredy-festival/


Poor fella regarding the blood incident, but then I read this:

"I listened to the Fairport set from there before heading up for my on stage contribution. I sang well although some devotees of Sandy Denny hated it as I wasn’t singing ‘pretty’ and leaned on the blues/ soul side."

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2018, 10:13:56 PM »


Poor bloke did seem to have had an accident into his trousers. No wonder his singing was quite crappy.
It seems it was blood then!
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