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CHRIS SQUIRE’s 1975 Solo Album “Fish Out Of Water” Set For Deluxe Reissue Next April

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Chris Squire’s solo album Fish Out Of Water is to be remastered and reissued on April 27 via Esoteric Recordings. The late Yes bassist 1975 work will arrive in a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set containing 2CD, 2DVD, replica gatefold vinyl with poster and two 7-inch singles.

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 breathtaking work, and equal in standard to any Yes album in terms of sheer invention and creativity. The album was essentially 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 a poster (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 himself. 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.

Pre-orders are now open, while the cover art and box set packaging can be seen below, along with the full contents.

Chris Squire “Fish Out Of Water” deluxe box set contents

CD1: Fish Out of Water – New stereo mix

  1. Hold Out Your Hand
  2. You By My Side
  3. Silently Falling
  4. Lucky Seven
  5. Safe (Canon Song)

CD2: Fish Out Of Water – Original 1975 mix

  1. Hold Out Your Hand
  2. You By My Side
  3. Silently Falling
  4. Luck Seven
  5. Safe (Canon Song)
  6. Lucky Seven (Single version)
  7. Silently Falling (Single version)
  8. Run With The Fox (Squire & White)
  9. Return Of The Fox (Squire & White)

DVD1: Fish Out Of Water 5.1 surround sound mix/stereo mix/remastered stereo mix

  1. Hold Out Your Hand
  2. You By My Side
  3. Silently Falling
  4. Lucky Seven
  5. Safe (Canon Song)

DVD2

  1. Fish Out Of Water 1975 promotional film, ft Hold Out Your Hand and You By My Side
  2. Interview with Chris Squire by Jon Kirkman
  3. Fish Out Of Water audio commentary with Chris Squire

LP

  1. Hold Out Your Hand
  2. You By My Side
  3. Silently Falling
  4. Lucky Seven
  5. Safe (Canon Song)

7-inch singles

  1. Lucky Seven b/w Silently Falling
  2. Run With The Fox b/w Return Of The Fox
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