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FISH OUT OF WATER

Chris Squire

 

Symphonic Prog

3.92 | 290 ratings

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voliveira
5 stars 10/10

If you are a diehard fan of Yes as I can not stop listening to this album.

The small gap between Relayer and Going for The One was a period where members of Yes invested in their solo projects. I did not get to hear the album Steve Howe, Jon Anderson and Patrick Moraz, but by God, that album is this? A masterpiece in every sense, epic, symphonic, a product of the mind of one who is in my humble opinion the best bassist of the rock.

There are many meanings for the name of this album, Fish out of Water. The nickname is Chris Fish, indicating that this is his first venture outside of Yes (fish out of water, haha); your sign is Pisces, and he had already composed the song writing The Fish (Schindleria praematurus) to the album Fragile.

Here Chris has the support of several renowned musicians, including his former bandmates Patrick Moraz and Bill Bruford, plus appearances by Mel Collins on saxophone and the presence of an orchestra, giving this album a meaning genuinely symphonic. There is no surprise to hear that the bass is the main instrument (after all, his style is so ubiquitous that you do not miss the guitar), but the most rewarding surprise is the fact that Chris takes on the vocals here and gasp - their voice is great! I really have been a fan of his voice, and I think he should sing more on Yes, it always has done backing vocals (he did the lead vocals on Can You Imagine and The Man You Always Wanted Me to Be, in the last two albums of the band).

The music leaves me speechless. I am particularly being a fan of tripe Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side, but after listening to this album again conclude that all are excellent. There are so many issues being worked here tanbtas melodic variations that all Progger will be stunned. This album is a genuinely progressive.

5 stars!

voliveira | 5/5 |

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