Waving Not Drowning

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All Music Guide - Fran├žois Couture
Waving Not Drowning, released in 1982, was Rupert Hine's fourth solo album and followed the 1981 masterpiece Immunity. This time around, Hine settled for less daring studio work and a more direct approach. The piano takes center stage, relegating synthesizers to background atmospheres. It makes this set of songs closer to Peter Hammill's solo material from that period although better produced and with an enhanced pop attitude. Waving Not Drowning marks a transition between its more disturbing predecessor and the rather colorless The Wildest Wish to Fly 1983. "Dark Windows," "The Sniper," and "The Outsider" are still artistically crafted songs and the album conceals ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fran├žois Couture
Waving Not Drowning, released in 1982, was Rupert Hine's fourth solo album and followed the 1981 masterpiece Immunity. This time around, Hine settled for less daring studio work and a more direct approach. The piano takes center stage, relegating synthesizers to background atmospheres. It makes this set of songs closer to Peter Hammill's solo material from that period although better produced and with an enhanced pop attitude. Waving Not Drowning marks a transition between its more disturbing predecessor and the rather colorless The Wildest Wish to Fly 1983. "Dark Windows," "The Sniper," and "The Outsider" are still artistically crafted songs and the album conceals numerous details soft-spoken transitions, digital treatments, strange sounds one could not find on more commercial LPs from the early '80s. Once again, Hine plays most instruments and is supported by guitarist Phil Palmer. Special guests include Phil Collins percussion on one track, Chris Thomson lead vocals on one track, and Geoffrey Richardson guitars and viola on one track. The 2001 CD reissue on Voiceprint's imprint Misplaced added the B-side "Kwok's Quease," a tongue-in-cheek song on monosodium glutamate. This album does not have the force of impact of Immunity, nor does it show the subtle progressive rock influences found on it, but it remains an enjoyable piece of British synth-pop.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Misplaced Uk
  • UPC: 604388443420
  • Catalog Number: 4
  • Sales rank: 179,025

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Eleven Faces (3:46)
  2. 2 The Curious Kind (4:47)
  3. 3 The Set Up (4:27)
  4. 4 Dark Windows (3:27)
  5. 5 The Sniper (5:30)
  6. 6 Innocents in Paradise (3:25)
  7. 7 House Arrests (4:17)
  8. 8 The Outsider (5:28)
  9. 9 One Man's Poison (6:15)
  10. 10 Kwok's Quease* (2:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rupert Hine Primary Artist, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Phil Collins Marimbas, Timbales, Tom-Tom
Trevor Morais Drums
Steve Negus Drums
Phil Palmer Solo Instrumental, Guitar
Geoffrey Richardson Guitar, Viola
Stephen W. Tayler Clarinet, Recorder, Saxophone
Chris Thomson Vocals
Technical Credits
Kashif Composer
Rupert Hine Producer, Contributor
Stephen W. Tayler Producer, Engineer
Chris Cain Band Remastering
Andrew Douglas Cover Photo
Simon Ryan Cover Design
Michael Ross Art Direction, Cover Design
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