Fool's Company DVD

Released April 2003.

Recorded live at Muziekcentrum, Enschede, Holland on June 28th/29th 2002.

01. Script For A Jesters Tear [Dick/Rothery/Kelly/Trewavas/Pointer]
02. Misplaced Childhood [Dick/Rothery/Kelly/Trewavas/Mosley]:
  Pseudo Silk Kimono
  Bitter Suite
  Heart Of Lothian
  Waterhole (Expresso Bongo)
  Lords Of The Backstage
  Blind Curve
  Childhood's End?
  White Feather
03. Torch Song/Slainte Mhath [Dick/Rothery/Kelly/Trewavas/Mosley]
04. Forgotten Sons [Dick/Rothery/Kelly/Trewavas/Mosley]
05. Fugazi [Dick/Rothery/Kelly/Trewavas/Mosley]

Approx running time 93 minutes

Extras: interview part 1, 30 minutes

01. Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors [Dick/Simmonds]
02. Just Good Friends [Dick/Usher/Simmonds]
03. 3D [Dick/Wesley/Young]
04. Rites of Passage [Dick/Simmonds]
05. State Of Mind (featuring Jan Ackerman) [Dick/Simmonds/Lindes]
06. Shadowplay [Dick/Simmonds]
07. Raw Meat [Dick/Paterson]

Approx running time 61 minutes

Extras: Interview part 2, 19 minutes
The Company
Yatta's Birthday
Backstage footage
Photo gallery

Stereo and 5-1 Dolby Digital stereo

The above DVD is great, seriously, it is well worth purchasing - I was amazed!
So how did this road to redemption come about chez Campbell?
It is just great, simple really. No agenda, no pack drill, just go out and buy it, Fish fan, H fan whatever. If you are a Marillion fan of any description you will enjoy it.
I have just realised that using the same method I apply to H singing F era songs, namely that it is what it is so just enjoy; I should do the same with various six-stringers playing pre-88 Marillion.
Fish's assertion in the interview is that two guitars beef up the sound and this certainly helps on War Widows, Forgotten sons and Fugazi in particular. I always thought that a live rhythm guitarist would have helped Marillion out before, so I agree with F's assertion. It also reduces the chance of a solo Fish live guitarist being exposed too greatly when making the decision whether or not imitate or extemporise when it comes to Rothery's own moments. Sure there are some squeamish moments, particularly the Script solos, and the opening to Childhood's End - especially as I was on a real high after a fab version of WWs - but these are more than made up for with the all out chutzpah of the performance. Enjoy.
Mark Campbell, 12 May 2003

Yesterday I received the Fish "Fool's Company Dvd". It's really fantastic concerning the footage quality and Dvd menu.
The oldest new drummer John Martyr is really perfect and gives the beat and spirit to the songs especially the Marillion Songs. For the new keyboard player he's talented and really professional musician but it's really a little bit strange that I had seen someone that reads parts from papers at a live show in Fish's line-up. So it's going to more session musicians from a band behind Fish. Irvin was not giving the attitude to Misplaced Childhood or Forgotten Sons but quite good at more standard songs as Raw Meat, Just Good Friends. It made me think that he could not have enough time to rehearse.
The backing vocalists were amazing and complete Fish's vocal in high tunes, also we had seen that the old songs can be better with more vocals. I think he'll give chance to these ladies in future shows again.
The guitar line-up is classic with Robin Boult and Frank Usher except Robin Boult is more dominant at the sound since Usher is acting like a guest player. Steve Vantsis is really now more long-term on bass and he's the one for the position.
When I watched the dvd I had a feeling that Fish is in a little bit Peter Gabriel concept as an old veteran rock star with his 20 year stage experience. His performance is really sentimental.
The crowd is fantastic and I hope every show of Fish would be with this big crowds who understand his music very well. The lights, the stage design deserve appreciation. Thanks to everyone who had arranged such a night and made the DVD to share it with all Fish Fans.
And about "3D", since the sound quality of Fellini Days is not so good, when listening to these songs live, this album attracts me much more than the original recording. What a song!
Please order this DVD, its really worth the money and it's very good for me to see Fish in strong and well-produced live shows.
Yavuz, 16 May 2003

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