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Chris Squire


Symphonic Prog

3.94 | 402 ratings

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4 stars This is maybe the most Progressive Rock solo album released by the members of YES in 1975-76. This album is very good, and it is dominated by Squire`s bass guitar playing. He plays "melodies" and heavy parts on his bass guitar, sounding in some places like a "distorted lead bass guitar". Bill Bruford plays the drums as good as always, and Patrick Moraz plays mainly organ and piano, while there are some orchestral arrangements by the late Andrew Pryce-Jackman, a musician who worked with Squire in bands before YES was formed and also did some orchestral arrangements for YES`"Tormato" album. The orchestrations work very well with some of the songs.Suire`s vocals are very good, and his vocal arrangements are in the same level as with his collaborations with YES.

During the recording of this album, Bruford and Moraz talked about playing together some day. This lead to them recording two duet albums in the `80s. It was also a curious thing to read in Bruford`s official website that he left YES in 1972 among other things because he was tired of "always waiting for Chris Squire to arrive". In 1975-76, Bruford was without a permanent band, so he worked as session musician, and maybe this was the main reason why he appeared in this album.

Guillermo | 4/5 |


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