STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 51795-14975 LABEL: Authentic 8204912 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 RELEASE DATE: 2008-11-20 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Here's a nicely packaged piece of British Christian music history. From their early days when they were doing acid jazz as Purple Phatfish, through to their stab at the American Christian pop rock market with 1999's 'Purple Through The Fishtank', their stripped down acoustic worship from 2002's 'Phatfish Unplugged' right on through to tracks from 2007's 'Guaranteed', the best tracks are all here. Intriguing to hear how Lou Fellingham has developed as a vocalist down the years and considering the band have straddled both worship and non-worship fields there was a consistency in Phatfish's crisp musicianship which meant they seldom slipped into formula. Good old Mike Rimmer contributes the informative sleevenote though it's a shame the variety of photos couldn't have been dated rather than displayed in a rather dull collage. But I'm nit-picking. If you have fond memories of any of Phatfish's 15 years this 2CD set should be checked out.
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Double CD containing the best of Phatfish through the years.
Phatfish have been together for 15 years and to celebrate, in conjunction with Authentic Media, they have compiled a collection of their best songs in this special double album. Phatfish have penned a wonderfully diverse catalogue of songs over the years, many of which are sung in churches around the world today, but this collection also shows some of their more performance oriented songs, dating back to 1994 when they spent as much time playing in clubs as they did in churches. This album is a must for all Phatfish fans and also for those who have not yet had the privilege of encountering them. This is Phatfish’s 15 year anniversary collection.