My Mind Goes Round in Circles. Does Stephanie Know? No Time Tomorrow. Don't Cry to Me. Girl on a Train. Every Trick In the Book of Love. September Gurls. The Young Idea. So so good. Richard Davies. Red Bouquet Fair by The Junipers. Dead Calm by The boys with the perpetual nervousness. Lazy Sun, Late Risers by Happypills. Delicate bedroom dream pop with lyrics in Japanese. This mathy emo group from Connecticut are intricate songwriters with heartfelt harmonies and tons of energy.
Like stumbling into an alternate universe with quality Brinsley Schwarz material from their pub-rock heyday which you hadn't heard all written by Nick Lowe, but sadly with no organ. For youngsters that means I fully expect to still be enjoying this catchy material forty years from now, gods willing. Shaggy Maggot. Explore music.
In all honesty, Squire's entire discography and additionally 'Blue Summer Days' by 'Sugarplum', one of the greatest albums ever made, even better than Get Smart! I have absolutely no doubt that every song would hit with my generation, but they have sadly slipped under the radar. You don't have to be a Mod to love Squire although I am one. Kristy Christopherson. Christopher Arms.
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Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. The powerful music really tugs at the heart- strings with these heart-warming lyrics:- "You know I love you, we can't be without you, When I'm alone, I still feel this way about you. This sumptuous grand piano and orchestra piece is positively overflowing with emotion and it's enough to make you feel all dewy-eyed and sentimental, so keep a hanky at the ready.
We're "Silently Falling" now for Song No. This is one of two big epic numbers on the album, and with a running time of over 11 minutes, there's plenty of time for some keyboard wizardry from Patrick Moraz with the marvellous sound of Chris Squire's sonorous bass and Bill Bruford's pounding drums carrying the song along in true YES tradition.
It's majestic and magnificent. This is uplifting and unrestrained grand Symphonic Prog which is sure to delight fans of the sonorous full-toned sound of YES. Do you feel lucky, because "Lucky Seven" is the opening song on Side Two. This is a funky fusion of sassy and sophisticated Jazz-Rock given the heavy bass treatment by Mr Chis Squire, esquire. And now we come to the grand symphonic epic "Safe Canon Song , to close out the album. It's a minute masterpiece featuring the full works, including a floating flute, sensational saxophone, booming bass, dynamic drumming, and with a full orchestra bringing this outstanding piece of music to a dramatic conclusion in glorious pomp and symphonic splendour.
Chris Squire's first solo album features the oh-so-familiar heavy bass sound of YES, combined with sumptuous vocals, keyboard wizardry, and sophisticated saxophones in abundance. There's enough dramatic chord progressions and tricky time signature changes contained within this album to keep any Progressive Rock fan happy. It's an album full of romantic refrains, jaunty Jazz, mellifluous melodies and scintillating symphonies, but it's ALWAYS consistently great music.
Review by patrickq Prog Reviewer. And Squire pal Andrew Pryce Jackman created the orchestral parts - - all of which in essence means that neither Squire nor White necessarily composed any part of the single. For his part, Squire included versions of both 'Run with the Fox' and "Sussex Carol" on his Christmas album, which makes clear how much the former owes the latter. The a-side, 'Run with the Fox,' is the vocal version, with Squire singing both leads and harmonies.
This side also includes an orchestra and choir - - for the full symphonic-prog effect. The flipside, 'Return of the Fox,' is an instrumental except for a few scattered chorus leads sung by Nikki Squire Squire's then-wife, later of Esquire.
The vocal line, opening flute part, and choir chords are played on a synthesizer by David Greenslade of Greenslade, naturally. There's no choir or orchestra on this side. The rhythm tracks on the two sides - - White's drumkit, Squire's bass, and the piano, tuned percussion, and sleigh bells - - vary only slightly.
And man, those rhythm tracks! Similarly, Squire didn't appear on White's solo album. But by White and Squire had become inseparable, both in the recording studio and in terms of their interlocking grooves, as made plain on Yes's Drama. White's drumming has never been especially idiosyncratic, but on this single he sounds exactly like Alan White, especially his use of the tom-toms and the kick during his fill-ins. And as good as the rhythm, orchestra, and choir are, 'Run with the Fox' may represent Squire's best vocal performance ever.
In sum, the a-side is one of my all-time favorites, and it's an essential part of any serious Yes or Chris Squire collection. I'd recommend 'Run with the Fox' to fans of crossover-prog and symphonic pop as well, even including those who aren't fans of Christmas music. If you dig it, you might want to check out Fish Out of Water or Esquire's self-titled first album. In the intervening years I saw a few other copies for cheap, and picked up the German release with the painting of a fox running in a nighttime winter scene in the cover and the US promo.
As far as I know the music was identical on each record. So it's not a Yes album, but as some have pointed out, it's less of a Squire solo album as it is a collaboration with Andrew Pryce Jackman, whose orchestral arrangements seem to have warranted co-writing credit for each song. Apparently, Squire discussed this at one point with Jackman. Jackman also serves as the main keyboardist, as well as the conductor of the orchestra. While Squire's bass guitar is the central instrument here, the orchestra is an essential component throughout, and is perhaps the biggest reason that neither lead guitar nor synthesizer parts are missed here.
In addition to the orchestra and Jackman's piano, each of the first four songs includes some additional sweetening: pipe organ on "Hold Out Your Hand," flute on "You By My Side," saxophones by Mel Collins on "Silently Falling" and "Lucky Seven," as well Moraz's contributions including synthesizer to "Silently Falling. Squire's vocal and instrumental performances are strong and inspired throughout. His bass guitar has been called the "anchor" of the album, and that describes it perfectly: the songs seem to have been written around the bass, and the bass dominates the instrumentation in the mix.
His vocals, both solo and in multilayered harmonies, are also an important part of each song his wife Nikki Squire backs him on the choruses of the opening track. The vocals are also the most probable cause of Fish Out of Water sounding like a Yes album; it turns out that much of the character in Yes-sounding vocals is Squire's singing, which is why some listeners have thought they heard Jon Anderson on parts of Drama.
Extending the Yes comparisons, the compositions on Fish Out of Water are stronger than those which would appear on the next two Yes albums, Going for the One and Tormato , although they don't reach the heights of Yes's best works with Anderson and Howe.
But in this aspect, also, Fish Out of Water compares favorably to the Yes catalogue. The sound qualities of Fish Out of Water are excellent. The original vinyl album sounded very good, and the Japanese CD issue AMCY 19 was fine, although it didn't seem to be as much of an improvement over the vinyl as you might expect today. The two-disc set also includes a remix of the album by Jakko Jakszyk.
The remix strays a little here and there from the original, which makes it pretty interesting. The only real area of weakness on Fish Out of Water is that some of the sections are a bit drawn out; I get the sense that this might have been done to make up for the lack of a sixth song. Then again, Fish Out of Water is two minutes longer than Going for the One and six minutes longer than Drama , so maybe these were artistic choices. At a minimum, it's clear that varied repetition is an intentional part of Fish Out of Water.
So this isn't a lost Yes album, but it is a true masterpiece of symphonic-progressive rock. Highly recommended to lovers of prog music, whether Yes fans or not. Covering the music you will immediately recognize where his homebase was. The band went on a hiatus in , other members were concentrated on their solo works too. Retrieved 25 March Authority control MusicBrainz : addedec97e5. Categories : English pop music groups Musical groups established in Musical groups disestablished in Dawn Records artists Decca Records artists Fontana Records artists.
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