Fish Out of Water (album)


Fish Out of Water (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Fish Out of Water
Type = Studio album
Artist = Chris Squire


Released = November 1975
Recorded = 1975
Genre = Progressive rock
Length = 42:30
Label = Atlantic Records
Producer = Chris Squire
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:5kqpg4sttv5z link]
*DPRP rating|9.5|10 [http://www.dprp.net/reviews/200764.php#squire link]
Last album =
This album = "Fish Out of Water" (1975)
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"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" (his nickname) 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".

The first track begins with a short fanfare style introduction played on the organ at St Paul's Cathedral, London by the cathedral organist Barry Rose. The organ continues throughout the song creating an original sound and revealing Squire's experience as a church chorister in his boyhood. Much of the keyboard work on the album is by Andrew Jackman, Squire's former bandmate in The Syn.

It had been out-of-print outside Japan and Europe, but was reissued by Wounded Bird Records on February 28 2006. Subsequently, a deluxe edition of the album was released on June 25, 2007 on Squire's own label, Stone Ghost Records, distributed by Castle/Sanctuary Records. The album was remastered and features as bonus material a DVD with promo videos and commentary and interviews with Chris Squire.

Track listing

All songs written by Chris Squire.
# "Hold Out Your Hand" – 4:13
# "You By My Side" – 5:00
# "Silently Falling" – 11:27
# "Lucky Seven" – 6:54
# "Safe (Canon Song)" – 14:56

Personnel

*Chris Squirebass, vocals, twelve string guitar
*Bill Bruforddrums, percussion
*Patrick Morazsynthesizer, organ, keyboards
*Barry Rosepipe organ
*Andrew Jackmanpiano, conductor, orchestration
*Adrian Bettwoodwind, leader
*Jim Buckhorn
*Mel Collinssaxophone
*Julian Gaillardstrings
*Jimmy Hastingsflute
*David Snellharp, leader
*John Wilbrahambrass, leader

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