Fish out of Water

Fish out of Water

by Chris Squire

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Overview

Fish out of Water

Yes-like in every possible aspect, Chris Squire's Fish out of Water is an album that's typical of his band's progressive formula: softened keyboard extensions à la Patrick Moraz, steady yet atmospheric percussion work from Bill Bruford, and a smattering of flute and saxophone that accompanies a small orchestra, which includes effective horn and harp work. Squire's guitar playing is standard, coming to life the most on "Silently Falling" and "Lucky Seven," with the former boosted by a rather dazzling synthesizer solo from Moraz. Even though there are few surprises laid out on the album's five tracks, the elemental composition of pure '70s progressive rock is strewn across each song from start to finish. Squire even sounds like Jon Anderson, especially on "Hold out Your Hand," and each of the song's melodies cater to Squire's vocal ascent. Fish out of Water harbors some firm instrumental and vocal cross-breeding while remaining well within the prog rock norm.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Label: Wounded Bird Records
UPC: 0664140815926
catalogNumber: 8159

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Squire   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric),Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Bill Bruford   Percussion,Drums
Patrick Moraz   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass
Nikki   Vocals
Adrian Brett   Leader,Woodwind
Mel Collins   Saxophone
Julian Gaillard   Strings,Leader
Jimmy Hastings   Flute
Andrew Jackman   Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Barry Rose   Organ,Keyboards,Pipe organ
David Snell   Harp,Leader
John Wilbraham   Leader,Brass,Overdubs
Andrew Pryce Jackman   Piano,Conductor,Electric Piano
Phil Carson   Overdubs
James Buck   Horn,Leader,Horn Section

Technical Credits

Chris Squire   Arranger,Producer
Brian Lane   Cover Photo
Andrew Pryce Jackman   Orchestration
Greg Jackson   Engineer
Larry Berns   Cover Design
Gregg Jackmann   Engineer

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