Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Fish released Field of Crows

Field of Crows


Released: May 25, 2004

Peak: -- US, -- UK, -- CN, -- AU

Sales (in millions): --

Genre: neo-progressive rock


Song Title (Writers) [time] (date of single release, chart peaks) Click for codes to singles charts.

  1. The Field (Dick, Watson) [8:42]
  2. Moving Targets [5:46]
  3. The Rookie (Dick, Watson) [5:35]
  4. Zoo Class [5:23]
  5. The Lost Plot (Dick, Turrell) [5:10]
  6. Old Crow [5:20]
  7. Numbers (Dick, Watson, Usher) [5:36]
  8. Exit Wound (Dick, Watson) [5:55]
  9. Innocent Party [7:37]
  10. Shot the Craw [6:00]
  11. Scattering Crows (Still Time) (Dick, Watson, Turrell, Duguid) [5:05]

Songs by Dick, Watson, and Dugild unless noted otherwise.

Total Running Time: 66:58

The Players:

  • Derek W. Dick, aka “Fish” (vocals)
  • Bruce Watson (guitar, e-bow)
  • Frank Usher (guitars)
  • Steve Vantsis (bass)
  • Tony Turrell (keyboards)
  • Mark Brzezicki (drums, percussion)
  • Dave Haswell (percussion)
  • Danny Gillan (backing vocals)
  • Richard Sidwell (trumpet, flugel horn)
  • Steve Hamilton (saxophone)
  • Yatta, Lars K. Lande (crowd vocal on “The Field”)
  • Irvin Duguid (clavinet on “Old Crow”)


3.407 out of 5.00 (average of 14 ratings)

Awards: (Click on award to learn more).

About the Album:

“Anyone who thought Fellini Days was a notch under Fish’s previous two studio releases (Sunsets on Empire and Raingods with Zippos) should feel relieved after listening to Field of Crows, a very fine entry in the gentle giant’s discography.” AMG

“Fish is making the best out of his lowering voice on this album, which could be seen as a sign of maturity. This album rocks out, but it mostly relies on mellower tracks and simpler songwriting – something reminiscent of Ian Anderson’s own dealings with an aging voice and more introspective interests. Fish’s focus is not on extended suites and shifting moods anymore, but elegant, intelligent songs, and in that regard he deserves an A for Field of Crows.” AMG

“His backing band has undergone yet another reshuffle. Guitarists Bruce Watson and Frank Usher are back. Bassist Steve Vantsis, drummer Mark Brzezicki, and keyboardist Tony Turrell round up the main lineup. Fish co-wrote most of the songs with Watson, a partnership that ranks among his best of late.” AMG

“The album is evenly split between rockers and mellower songs with folk-blues roots. From the first category, the very Marillion-esque (don’t you just love those piano arpeggios?) The Lost Plot, the premium ballad Shot the Craw (possibly his most moving since ‘A Gentleman’s Excuse Me’), and the bluesy Exit Wound stand out.” AMG

“Among the beat-driven numbers, kudos go to another bluesy number, Zoo Class, the catchy Moving Targets, and Innocent Party, in which the singer shows that he can still push a powerful mood-switching song.” AMG

“As usual, arrangements are finely crafted and varied from song to song, resulting in a very satisfying set high on memorable songs and surprisingly low on disposable content.” AMG

Resources and Related Links:

Other Related DMDB Pages:

Last updated 8/9/2021.

No comments:

Post a Comment