Monday, June 8, 2009

Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water (1975)

Fish Out of Water is the title of progressive rock musician Chris Squire's first solo album. It was released in 1975 during a break between duties for his band Yes. Bill Bruford, Patrick Moraz, and other members of Yes in its various incarnations contribute to the record, while Squire employs his signature bass skills as well as performance of all guitars and vocals. The album is in the same vein as the Yes album of the previous year, Relayer, though the sound is more fleshed out with the help of a full orchestra and the jazz context of "Lucky Seven". Squire's staple thematic oratorios appear on this album. First, "Fish" appears in the title (being "...Out of Water" referring to being out of the usual Yes oeuvre); second, the number seven, manifested as the seven-minute, 7/8 time signature piece "Lucky Seven". Musically, a melodic passage from Yes' song "Close to the Edge" re-appears in the finale of "Safe". - Wikipedia

Chris Squire - Bass, Vocals, Twelve String Guitar
Bill Bruford - Drums, Percussion
Patrick Moraz - Synthesizer, Organ, Keyboards
Barry Rose - Pipe Organ
Andrew Jackman - Piano, Conductor, Orchestration
Mel Collins - Saxophone

1. Hold Out Your Hand (4:13)
2. You By My Side (5:00)
3. Silently Falling (11:27)
4. Lucky Seven (6:54)
5. Safe (Canon Song) (14:56)


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