FISCHER-Z - RED SKIES OVER PARADISE

FISCHER-Z

RED SKIES OVER PARADISE

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Red Skies Over Paradise (1981) was the last album released under the classic line-up of Fischer-Z, despite the departure of keyboardist Steve Skolnik. This album featured many songs about politics and several references to the Cold War, the album title and cover in particular. The album received positive reviews from fans and encouraged band leader John Watts to pursue a solo career, thus ending Fischer-Z until its revival in 1987.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert 
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Catalog # : MOVLP1290Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2015-02-02
Barcode : 8718469537747Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1981 

Side A

1. Berlin
2. Marliese
3. Red Skies Over Paradise
4. In England
5. You'll Never Find Brian Here
6. Battalions Of Strangers

Side B

1. Song And Dance Brigade
2. The Writer
3. Bathroom Scenario
4. Wristcutters Lullaby
5. Cruise Missiles
6. Luton To Lisbon
7. Multinationals Bite

Red Skies Over Paradise (1981) was the last album released under the classic line-up of Fischer-Z, despite the departure of keyboardist Steve Skolnik. This album featured many songs about politics and several references to the Cold War, the album title and cover in particular. The album received positive reviews from fans and encouraged band leader John Watts to pursue a solo career, thus ending Fischer-Z until its revival in 1987.

With keyboardist Skolnick gone, FZ continued as a trio, recording this wonderfully dark album filled with political intrigue and emotional hang-ups (making personal feelings political and vice versa). Eschewing some of their earlier quirkiness, Watts and Co. were far more direct and serious. Whether he was portraying the crazed fan ("Marliese"), the guilty survivor of a suicide ("Wristcutter's Lullabye"), or providing social and political commentary ("Berlin", "Red Skies Over Paradise", "Cruise Missiles"), Watts' lyrics were biting. The overwhelming response that this album received in Europe paved the way for Watts to leave home and go solo.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Insert