A Life In Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute

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A Life In Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute

A heartfelt and masterful musical salute to the longtime bassist of prog rock legends YES, Chris Squire! Produced by Squire’s friend and frequent collaborator Billy Sherwood with amazing contributions from Todd Rundgren, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Sonja Kistina (Curved Air), Patrick Moraz (YES/The Moody Blues), Steve Stevens, Dweezil Zappa, and more!

Includes two bonus tracks: one from the prog supergroup The Prog Collective, and one from the massively popular Pink Floyd tribute album Back Against The Wall.

Chris Squire was best known as the bassist and a founder member of the progressive rock band YES. He was the longest-serving original member, having remained in the band until his death and appearing on every studio album released from 1969 to 2014.

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Tracklisting:

1. On Silent Wings Of Freedom
  Jon Davison (vocals)
  Billy Sherwood (bass, guitar, backing vocals)
  Jay Schellen (drums)
  Patrick Moraz (keyboards)

2. Hold Out Your Hand
  Steve Hogarth (vocals)
  Larry fast (keyoabrds)
  Billy Sherwood (bass, guitar)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

3. Onward
  Annie Haslam (vocals)
  Billy Sherwood (bass, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

4. South Side Of The Sky
  Billy Sherwood (vocals, bass)
  David Sancious (piano)
  Steve Stevens (guitar)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

5. The Fish
  Sonja Kristina (vocals)
  Billy Sherwood (bass)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

6. The More We Live – Let Go
  Billy Sherwood (vocals, bass)
  Steve Hackett (guitar)
  Steve Porcaro (keyboards)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

7. Parallels
  Jon Davison (vocals)
  Tony Kaye (keyboards)
  Billy Sherwood (bass, guitar)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

8. Owner Of A Lonely Heart
  Nikki Squire (vocals)
  Dweezil Zappa (guitar)
  Billy Sherwood (bass, keys)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

9. Roundabout
  Todd Rundgren (vocals)
  John Wesley (guitar)
  Tony Kaye (keyboards)
  Billy Sherwood (bass)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

10. Don’t Kill The Whale
  Candice Night (vocals)
  Brian Auger (keyboards)
  Billy Sherwood (bass)
  Jay Schellen (drums)

11. The Technical Divide
  Chris Squire
  Alan Parsons
  David Sancious
  Gary Green
  Billy Sherwood

12. Comfortably Numb
  Chris Squire
  Alan White
  Billy Sherwood

A Life In YES: The Chris Squire Tribute will be released on November 16 2018. Click here to Pre-Order Now!

FISH OUT OF WATER




Also available is Esoteric Recordings and Cherry Red Records release of CHRIS SQUIRE’s legendary 1975 solo album FISH OUT OF WATER.

Recorded in the late Spring and Summer of 1975 whilst YES was on hiatus as members recorded their respective solo albums, FISH OUT OF WATER was a breath-taking work, and equal in standard to any YES album in terms of sheer invention and creativity. The album sessions were a collaboration between Chris Squire and his friend Andrew Pryce Jackman, a gifted arranger who had been a member of The Syn, Squire’s pre-YES group. The sessions saw contributions from former YES drummer BILL BRUFORD, YES keyboard player PATRICK MORAZ and noted musicians MEL COLLINS and JIMMY HASTINGS. Released in November 1975, FISH OUT OF WATER was a Top 30 chart hit in the UK and made the US Billboard Top 75 album chart, going on to sell nearly 500,000 copies worldwide.

The highlight of this limited edition deluxe boxed set is a stunning new 5.1 Surround Sound mix (exclusive to this set on an NTSC / Region Free DVD), along with a new stereo mix, from the original multi-track master tapes by JAKKO JAKSZYK and a new re-master of the original 1975 mix by Paschal Byrne. FISH OUT OF WATER also includes four bonus tracks of the single edits of ‘Lucky Seven’ and ‘Silently Falling’, along with both sides of the 1981 single by CHRIS SQUIRE and ALAN WHITE; ‘Run With the Fox’ and Return of the Fox (appearing on CD for the first time).

The boxed set also includes a replica 180 gram gatefold LP with poster of FISH OUT OF WATER (mastered and cut from the original tapes at Abbey Road studios), along with two seven inch singles of ‘Lucky Seven’ b/w ‘Silently Falling’ and ‘Run With the Fox’ b/w ‘Return of the Fox’, both in picture sleeves. To complete the content is a visual DVD (NTSC / Region Free) featuring the 1975 FISH OUT OF WATER promotional film featuring the songs Hold Out Your Hand and ‘You By My Side’, along with a 2006 interview with Chris Squire conducted by Jon Kirkman and a 2006 audio commentary by Chris Squire. Finally, the set also contains a 36-page book with an essay by Sid Smith featuring exclusive interviews with BILL BRUFORD, PATRICK MORAZ, GREGG JACKMAN and JAKKO JAKSZYK.

Always justly proud of his first solo album, it was Chris Squire’s long held wish that a 5.1 Surround mix would be undertaken of the work someday. This Esoteric Recordings edition finally brings this to fruition and is a fitting tribute to the artistry of Chris and his collaborator on the recordings, Andrew Pryce Jackman.

Alongside this deluxe edition, there is also 2 CD edition of FISH OUT OF WATER which features the new Stereo mix, the new re-mastered original stereo mix and four bonus tracks.

The boxed set and 2 CD edition can be ordered directly from Cherry Red Records website store:

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