Raingods With Zippos – The Remasters: Deluxe Edition
Originally released in 1998, Raingods with Zippos features a variety of co-writers from Mickey Simmonds and Elisabeth Troy, Rick Astley, plus others Fish met during a writing retreat at Miles Copeland’s Chateau Marouatte.
It includes the 25-minute epic fan-favourite Plague of Ghosts written with keyboard player Tony Turrell; delivering a dramatic and engaging suite of songs.
This 3CD remaster is mastered by Calum Malcolm; and comes in a 48 pages hardback book designed by Mark Wilkinson and over 8000 words of sleeve notes by Fish.
Hardcover book (140 x 126mm) with 3 CD’s in wallets ( 2 floating, 1
glued) and 48 pages original illustrations and artwork with photos and approx 9000 words of original sleeve notes written by Fish about the background of the album, the writing and recording and lyric explanations and the subsequent touring.
Tracklisting as on the original album
23.09 Plague of Ghosts (live studio instrumental pre production)
14.19 All These Christs (Tony Turrell instrumental demo that contains most of the sections that would become “Plague of Ghosts”)
28.42 Plague of Ghosts (from “Sashimi” live in Poznan, Poland 1999)
3.40 Incomplete (acoustic Demo with Elisabeth Troy from Chateau Marouatte session , the first writing for “Raingods” in 1998)
4.52 Chasing Miss Pretty (studio version from “Kettle of Fish” compilation written during Chateau Marouatte session)
4.36 Mr Buttons (studio version from “Kettle of Fish” compilation written during Chateau Marouatte session)
4.21 Tilted Cross ( acoustic version from “Communion” recorded at St Mary’s Church, Haddington 2006)
4.06 Incomplete (acoustic version from “Communion” recorded at St Mary’s Church, Haddington 2006)
5.58 Rites of passage (acoustic version from “Communion” recorded at St Mary’s Church, Haddington 2006)
6.15 Tumbledown (from “Candlelight in Fog” USA 2000)
35.36 Plague of Ghosts (from “Candlelight in Fog” 2000)
The entire collection of songs WAS remastered by Calum Malcolm (2015) and will be in 16 bit stereo.
I have no date as yet for the vinyl version which will be a double album in 180 g