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FISH OUT OF WATER

Chris Squire

 

Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 391 ratings

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admireArt
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4 stars Of the solo YES members albums that did not sounded like Yes without the others (How will it be if Yes was me? project; Howe´s & Anderson´s) Chris Squire´s my favorite pick (Moraz one is good; but a bit too "Latin" for my likes, White´s is more like he had to come up with something; not to be left behind). "Fish Out of Water": This solo effort stands out; mainly because it does not sound like Yes; not even the early one. Closer to the crossover category it also has some slight brushes of modern Jazz & Prog-Pop ( like the one they ended up favoriting in their later works; Ugh!). Here more than anything else; are spared some hints of Chris Squire´s way back sources. (He already had formed a 2 pre-Yes bands with the now departed Peter Banks; future Yes member in the pre-Howe era) But this record neither sounds like them. So; this album seems more like the music he will have been performing if it was all up to him. And that is exactly the idea of solo projects for me. (in my opinion of course) The exact combination between non-corny Pop, Folk, Rock and Jazz. in the hands´s of Yes´s superb bass player/co-composer/co-vocalist; sounds like a good choice to experience. I bought this one first in vinyl (1975), then the cd, and then the remastered version, It still fits in my collection,... What else can I say. 4 stars
admireArt | 4/5 |

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