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Chris Squire


Symphonic Prog

3.94 | 402 ratings

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5 stars With spacy yet melodic basslines, Squires sets the tone fow what is now considered a masterpiece in the genre. Chris Squire's Fish out of water assembles a great cast of artists, mostly prog veterans. Bill Bruford is as atmospheric as ever, with his always great use of the cymbals, and stays true to himself throughout the album. Squire shows us his mastery oh his instrument and brings in a jazz feel, especially in the 11 minutes and a half Silently Falling. He demonstrates why he is considered one of the most influential and ground breaking basists ever, as he is as melodic as any bassist has ever been to that point, and maybe even since then. The small orchestra works perfectly well, and with the addition of the flutes and the saxophone the prog elements seems right in place. Squire would not do this kind of album with yes, as there are about no solos, except one or two great ones on the keyboard by Patrick Moraz. Mostly the spacier album of his career, Fish out of Water still sounds absolutely great to this day. Highly Recommended for any fans of Yes or the bass instrument itself.
Philrod | 5/5 |


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