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Weltschmerz - Deluxe version

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 'Weltschmerz' is the much anticipated new and final double studio album from 'Fish' that is being acclaimed as the finest work of his long and illustrious career. Co written with long term collaborators Steve Vantsis and Robin Boult with contributions from John Mitchell   ( Garden of Remembrance) and Foss Paterson it has been over 3 years in the making and as such is an exceptional piece of work produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile, Fish  'Feast of Consequences' and '13th Star' ) and Steve Vantsis.

Featuring the singles 'Man with a Stick' ( Best single 2019 Planet Rock Radio), 'Weltschmerz' and the beautifully poignant 'Garden of Remembrance' as well as the epics 'Rose of Damascus' and 'Waverley Steps' it is a truly exceptional collection of music worthy of this accomplished artists farewell album.

The album was principally engineered by Steve Vantsis who also played an array of instruments including bass. keyboards and guitars as well as programming and sequencing

The songs includes contributions from David Jackson on saxophone (VDGG), Doris Brendel backing vocals, Craig Blundell (Porcupine Tree, Steve Hackett) and Dave Stewart on drums as well as Robin Boult, John Mitchell (guitars) Liam holmes (keyboards), members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (strings) and  Mikey Owers (Brass) and others.

With artwork and sleeve design by Fish's long term illustrator Mark Wilkinson, 'Weltschmerz' is a spectacular package and destined to be seen as one of the most powerful and important albums released in 2020.

The deluxe version comes in a casebound hardback book in a sturdy slipcase with 3 discs all housed in burano black trays

The hardback book has 100 pages of new original Mark Wilkinson artwork, photos,paintings and illustrations with contributions by his wife Julie and others including Keith Mc Intyre ('The Guddler').

The book contains all  the lyrics plus 8000 words of sleeve notes written by Fish about the history of the creation of 'Weltschmerz'

CD1
1) Grace of God (Dick/Boult/Vantsis) 8.19
2) Man with a Stick (Dick/ Vantsis/Boult) 6.27
3) Walking on Eggshells (Dick/Vantsis) 7.18
4) This Party’s Over (Dick/Boult/Vantsis) 4.22
5) Rose of Damascus (Dick/Vantsis/Boult) 15.45
Total 42.12
CD2
6) Garden of Remembrance (Dick/JC Mitchell) 6.07
7) C Song (The Trondheim Waltz) (Dick/Paterson/Boult) 4.41
8) Little Man What Now? (Dick/Vantsis/Boult) 10.54
9) Waverley Steps (End of The Line)  (Dick/Vantsis/Boult) 13.45
10) Weltschmerz (Dick/Vantsis) 6.51
Total 42.18

produced by Calum Malcolm and Steve Vantsis

All tracks published by Fishy Music Ltd/Copyright control
except track 6 Fishy Music Ltd/Magick Eye Publishing

Blu Ray Disc
Video – ‘The Tale of Weltschmerz’ – Fish in conversation with Will Smith (1hr20m)
Directed by David Barras and Scott Mackay

Video – ‘Behind the Masque’ – an interview with Mark & Julie Wilkinson (25 mins)
Directed by David Lam and Hannah Thompson

‘Weltschmerz’ Full Album DTS Master Audio HD 5.1 – 48k 24 bit
'Weltschmerz' full Album Linear PCM Wav – 48k 24 bit
both mixed by Avril Mackintosh and Andy Bradfield


‘Weltschmerz’ Live Audio Tracks from UK tour 2018
Recorded live in Norwich, UEA December 4th

1) Man with a Stick (Dick , Vantsis, Boult)
2) Little Man What Now? (Dick, Vantsis, Boult)
3) C Song (The Trondheim Waltz) (Dick, Paterson, Boult)
4) Waverley Steps (End of the Line) (Dick, Vantsis, Boult)

Promo videos-
‘Man with a Stick’ and ‘making of’
Directed by Miles Skarin

‘Weltschmerz’ and ‘making of’
Directed by David Barras and Scott Mackay

‘Garden of Remembrance’ and ‘making of’
Directed by David Lam and Hannah Thompson

‘This Party’s Over’ and ‘making of’
Directed by Miles Skarin


Available for pre order now with official release date 25th September

Additional information

Weight 540g
Dimensions (W) 14.9cm x (H) 21.15cm x (D) 2.25cm