In 2005 Fish set out on the Return to Childhood tour across Europe and South America (including festival shows in front of 200,000 in Den Haag). For the first time in nearly twenty years he was to perform in its entirety Marillion's 1985 masterpiece "Misplaced Childhood".
Recorded in Tilburg, Holland in November 2005 the "Return To Childhood" concert was in two halves. The first taking on solo gems from the Fish catalogue including Big
Wedge and an epic version of Credo, and the second performing "Misplaced Childhood" in its entirety with the added extras of Marillion favorites Market Square Heroes and Incommunicado.
The classic 1985 "Misplaced Childhood" album featured the international hit singles
Kayleigh and Lavender. It is a record that Marillion fans have always held close to their hearts and Fish has had countless requests over the years to include the entire record in his live set. Album artwork by original "Misplaced Childhood" designer Mark Wilkinson.
Disc 1: 1. Big Wedge, 2. Moving Targets, 3. Brother 52, 4. Goldfish & Clowns, 5. Raingods Dancing, 6. Wake Up Call, 7. Innocent Party, 8. Long Cold Day, 9. Credo.
Disc 2: "Misplaced Childhood" in its entirety (10 tracks) plus: 11. Incommunicado, 12. Market Square Heroes, 13. Fugazi.
McQueen have signed a worldwide deal with Demolition Records to release their hotly anticipated debut album "Break the Silence"
later this summer.
The album features a number of tracks mixed by Queens of
the Stone Age/Tool producer Joe Barressi who took time out to mix McQueen tracks in-between Tool duties. McQueen will be supporting the release of their debut album with a heavy global touring schedule.
Demolition Records have in recent years earned a reputation as one of the UK's leading independent rock labels with many older and larger rock-acts opting to sign to them including the likes of Hanoi Rocks, Van Halen's Dave Lee Roth and Twisted Sister. Now McQueen look primed to follow in their footsteps. Their album "Break the Silence" was recorded in sections in-between a healthy touring schedule that has spanned the last two and a half years. For more details please check out their website.
Lucio Lazzaruolo (Italy) - "My Favourite"
A solo album from the leader of Notturno Concertante
Spirits Burning (USA) - "Found in Nature"
Mysteries in Space interpreted by Don Falcone, with Daevid Allen (Gong), Graham Clark (Gong), Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes, Jefferson Starship, Todd Rundgren), plus members of Azigza, Melting Euphoria, Mushroom, Trap and more.
Tangle Edge (Norway) - "Serpentary Quarters"
Tangle Edge have gained a legendary reputation as Norway's finest underground experimental instrumental group, fusing acid rock, jazz, ethnic and progressive styles into an innovative, original and exciting musical flow.
Frank Lucas (USA) - "LWE"
Formed in 2000, keyboadist Frank Lucas (Neil Zaza, Michael Angelo), drummer Chuck White (Michael Angelo, Ion Vein) and bassist Steve Edsey (Dave Uhrich, Jeff Vincent), have been tearing it up in the Chicagoland area to captive audiences. Certainly, a studio recording was inevitable. The music of Lucas, White and Edsey, composed by Lucas, centers around the keyboard hero's stellar technique and lightning quick finger strokes. If you make comparisons to Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater, you are not mistaken. Over the last 12 years, Lucas has studied with the maestro at his studio in upstate New York. Backed by one of the best rhythm sections a prog rock band could ask for, Chuck White (drums and percussion) and Steve Edsey (bass) impress not only with great musicianship, navigating through many metrical minefields but some of the catchiest melodies.
Thessera (Brazil) - "Fooled Eyes"
Thessera was formed in the early days of 2003, with the idea of playing prog metal with elements from different music styles, such as fusion, blues, Brazilian rhythms and classical music. The band is composed of Marcelo Quina (voice), Nando Costa (guitar), Raphael Lamim (guitar), Marcelo Mattos (bass), Rodolfo Amaro (keyboards) and Fernando Cerutti (drums), and has been performing live in a number of shows, taking part in festivals, workshops and cultural events, and having even played as an opening act for Angra in September 2004. On May 20th 2006 Thessera was signed to ProgRock Records and their debut album "Fooled Eyes" will be released in June 2006.
Cryptic Vision (USA) - "In A World"
Cryptic Vision has just completed their eagerly awaited second studio album "In a World". The new CD continues and expands on the musical direction established on the band's critically acclaimed debut album "Moments of Clarity". Frequently compared to such legendary giants as Yes and Kansas, Cryptic Vision is forging their own unique style and place in the music world, and their new album "In A World" is sure to create a major buzz in 2006.