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3.80 | 207 ratings

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2 stars 2.5 actualy

From the beggining I must say that I'm no fan of Fish solo career, everything he release after the departure of Marillion to me is totaly uninspired and flat, and at some point some of his albums are not prog at all, are rock albums with good lyrics and nothing more. I know 4 albums from his catalogue, Internal exile, this one, Suits and 13th star, but not one gave me a very good impression overall. This one Sunsets on empire released in 1997 is almost ok, the opening track The Perception of Johnny Punter is good rock piece, the rest are almost mediocre at best, and I don't really care if Steve Willson was involved in the making of the album, to me remains a fairly unpleasent album overall. I do can appreciate that he is one of the best lyricist in prog music, but musicaly doid almost nothing for me and I had hard times listning to this at once. He has a good voice and I like him a lot in Marillion but here, from whispering passages to more louder sections, he always tries to take the face of the instrumental arrangements, who are already not fantastic and to few. So, 2,5 star to Sunsets on empire, great cover art and all , but the arrangements fail to impress me, this is not the kind of prog I want to listen every day.

b_olariu | 2/5 |


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