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Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors

Solo Album // 1990

Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (1990) is the debut solo album by Fish. Fish had departed Marillion in 1988. Although the recordings for this album finished as early as June 1989, EMI Records decided to delay the release until early 1990, to avoid collision with Marillion’s album Seasons End (September 1989).

However, the track “State of Mind”, featuring guest musician John Keeble from Spandau Ballet on drums, was released as a single as early as 16 October 1989, more than three months ahead of the album. Further singles from the album were “Big Wedge” (the actual lead single, 27 December 1989), “A Gentleman’s Excuse Me” (5 March 1990) and “The Company” (18 July 1990, only released in Germany).


The lyrics were as splendid as the tracks they belonged to with Fish at his best; bitter and critical. If there’s one Fish album which should definitely be present in your collection than it’s without a doubt this one. DPRP, 2003

Well, if you like Fish-era Marillion, then this is the CD to purchase. It basically sounds like early Marillion, and almost every song is amazing. Fish’s vocals here are spectacular, and this record may be the strength of his career when focussing strictly on the vocals. Christopher Calabrease, Amazon, 2005
Track #1 - Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors
Track #2 - Big Wedge
Track #3 - State Of Mind
Track #4 - The Company
Track #5 - A Gentleman's Excuse Me
Track #6 - The Voyeur (I Like To Watch)
Track #7 - Family Business
Track #8 - View From A Hill
Track #9 - Cliché