The Last Straw (2CD/DVD)

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‘The Last Straw’ was recorded on multitrack at the final show of the ‘Clutching at Straws/Weltschmerz’ tour in the O2 in Glasgow on 13th December 2018. Mixed and produced by Steve Vantsis and mastered by Calum Malcolm this double CD features the entire performance of the ‘Clutching at Straws’ album, Fish’s last with his former band ‘Marillion’ and acknowledged as his favourite of that period in his career. ‘The Last Straw’ also features the debut performances of 4 of the songs from his latest album ‘Weltschmerz’ including the award winning ‘Man with a Stick’ and the epic ‘Waverley Steps’.

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‘The Last Straw’ was recorded on multitrack at the final show of the ‘Clutching at Straws/Weltschmerz’ tour in the O2 in Glasgow on 13th December 2018. Mixed and produced by Steve Vantsis and mastered by Calum Malcolm this double CD features the entire performance of the ‘Clutching at Straws’ album, Fish’s last with his former band ‘Marillion’ and acknowledged as his favourite of that period in his career. ‘The Last Straw’ also features the debut performances of 4 of the songs from his latest album ‘Weltschmerz’ including the award winning ‘Man with a Stick’ and the epic ‘Waverley Steps’.

As well as the two CD’s there is a bonus DVD featuring the entire performance from Cropredy Festival on 10th August 2018. Filmed from on stage cameras and with audio processed by Steve Vantsis and mastered by Calum Malcolm this is an earlier open air setlist and has John Beck on keyboards. He would be replaced on the main European Tour by Foss Paterson.

The other band members on both shows were Steve Vantsis – bass, Gavin Griffiths – drums, Robin Boult – guitars and Doris Brendel – backing vocals and whistles.

The CD’s and DVD come in a hardback book with nearly 11000 words of sleeve notes by Fish with concert and backstage photographs from the tour in a 36-page colour booklet.

Glasgow O2 13th December 2018

DISC 1

01     Slàinte Mhath 6:23               (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
02     Man With A Stick 6:43          (Dick, Vantsis, Boult)
03     Hotel Hobbies 4:45               (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
04     Warm Wet Circles 4:34        (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
05     That Time of the Night 6:39    (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
06     Little Man What Now 10:10   (Dick, Vantsis, Boult)
07     Torch Song 4:06                   (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
08     White Russian 6:54             (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)

Total 50:14

DISC 2

01      Just For The Record 5:12  (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
02      C Song 10:57                     (Dick, Paterson, Boult)
03      Going Under 3:50               (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
04      Sugar Mice 7:02                 (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
05      Waverley Steps 13:55         (Dick, Vantsis, Boult)
06      The Last Straw 8:50            (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
07      Tux On 5:24                       (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
08      Incommunicado 6:29          (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)

Total 61:43

BONUS DVD
Cropredy 10th August 2018

01      Voyeur 5:06                        (Dick, Simmonds)
02      Emperors Song 7:35           (Dick, Cassidy, Boult)
03      Hotel Hobbies                     (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
04      Warm Wet Circles                (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
05      That Time of the Night 18:04  (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
06      State of Mind 7:28               (Dick, Simmonds, Lindes)
07      Circle Line 6:17                  (Dick, Vantsis)
08      Just For The Record 4:52  (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
09      Going Under 2:55             (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
10      Sugar Mice 9:29               (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
11      Torch Song 4:24               (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
12      Slàinte Mhath 5:33           (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
13      Tux On 5:31                    (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
14      The Last Straw 6:32         (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)
15      Incommunicado 6:00        (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley)

Total 89:46

All songs:  Charisma Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd except

CD1 tracks 2/6 CD 2/5 and DVD tracks 1/2/6/7 Fishy Music Ltd/copyright control

Multitrack desk recordings Glasgow by Stephen ‘Radar’ Kent
Mixed and produced by Steve Vantsis. Mastered by Calum Malcolm

Cropredy DVD footage and menus by David Barras at Strangeboat from original source material supplied by ‘Fairport Convention Ltd’. Audio processed by Steve Vantsis and mastered by Calum Malcolm

Original Artwork by Mark Wilkinson
Design and layout by Steve Vantsis at svsdesign.net
Photography: Fish, Kai R Joachim, Robert Croser and Christian Buehrer at www.diebuerers.com

℗Derek W Dick under exclusive license to The Chocolate Frog Record Company Ltd. 2016