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A Life In YES: The Chris Squire Tribute Featuring Members of YES, Renaissance, Marillion, Blackmore’s Night, Curved Air, Toto and others!

For Immediate Release

A Life In YES: The Chris Squire Tribute Featuring Members of YES, Renaissance, Marillion, Blackmore’s Night, Curved Air, Toto and others!

Feat. Todd Rundgren, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Patrick Moraz (Yes/The Moody Blues), Steve Stevens, Dweezil Zappa, and more!

Los Angeles – Purple Pyramid Records is releasing 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, and current bassist in YES, Billy Sherwood with amazing contributions from Todd Rundgren, Steve Porcaro (Toto), Annie Haslam (Renaissance), John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Patrick Moraz (Yes/The Moody Blues), Steve Stevens, Dweezil Zappa, and more!

“Needless to say this record is near and dear to my heart, Chris and I were friends for decades and his loss was epic. I wanted to honor his spirit, his writing, his bass work… And so I set forth to create this record. Everyone who participated lifted the project and did it out of the deepest respect and love for Chris.” –  Billy Sherwood

Includes 2 bonus tracks: one from the prog supergroup The Prog Collective, and one from the massively popular Pink Floyd tribute album Back Against The Wall!

Available on both CD and vinyl!

Track List:
1. Jon Davison & Patrick Moraz – On The Silent Wings Of Freedom
2. Steve Hogarth & Larry Fast – Hold Out Your Hand
3. Annie Haslam – Onward
4. David Sancious & Steve Stevens – South Side Of The Sky
5. Sonja Kristina – The Fish
6. Steve Porcaro & Steve Hackett – The More We Live – Let Go
7. Jon Davison & Tony Kaye – Parallels
8. Nikki Squire & Dweezil Zappa – Owner Of A Lonely Heart
9. Todd Rundgren, John Wesley & Tony Kaye – Roundabout
10. Candice Night & Brian Auger – Don’t Kill The Whale
BONUS TRACKS
11. The Prog Collective – The Technical Divide
12. Chris Squire – Comfortably Numb

To purchase:
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Press inquiries:  
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Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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Chris Squire’s FISH OUT OF WATER Limited Edition Boxed Set & 2CD Set To Be Released April 27, 2018!

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Chris Squire’s FISH OUT OF WATER Limited Edition Boxed Set & 2CD Set To Be Released April 27, 2018!

Official limited edition deluxe boxed set includes 2CD, 2DVD, 1LP and 2×7-inch singles!

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of an official limited edition deluxe boxed set of Yes founder 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 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 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.

Also available as a 2CD set which features a stunning 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.

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, Andrew Pryce Jackman.

Track  Listing:

DISC ONE: CD

FISH OUT OF WATER
THE NEW STEREO MIX
1. HOLD OUT YOUR HAND
2. YOU BY MY SIDE
3. SILENTLY FALLING
4. LUCKY SEVEN
5. SAFE (CANON SONG)

DISC TWO: CD

FISH OUT OF WATER
THE ORIGINAL 1975 MIX
1. HOLD OUT YOUR HAND
2. YOU BY MY SIDE
3. SILENTLY FALLING
4. LUCKY SEVEN
5. SAFE (CANON SONG)

BONUS TRACKS
6. LUCKY SEVEN (SINGLE VERSION)
7. SILENTLY FALLING (SINGLE VERSION)

CHRIS SQUIRE & ALAN WHITE:
8. RUN WITH THE FOX
9. RETURN OF THE FOX

DISC THREE: DVD

FISH OUT OF WATER
THE NEW 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT)
THE NEW STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT) RE-MASTERED ORIGINAL STEREO MIX (96 KHZ / 24-BIT)

1. HOLD OUT YOUR HAND
2. YOU BY MY SIDE
3. SILENTLY FALLING
4. LUCKY SEVEN
5. SAFE (CANON SONG)

DISC FOUR: DVD

FISH OUT OF WATER
VISUAL CONTENT
1. FISH OUT OF WATER 1975 PROMOTIONAL FILM FEATURING HOLD OUT YOUR HAND YOU BY MY SIDE
2. 2006 INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS SQUIRE BY JON KIRKMAN
3. 2006 FISH OUT OF WATER

AUDIO COMMENTARY WITH CHRIS SQUIRE

DISC FIVE: LP

FISH OUT OF WATER
180 GRAM GATEFOLD VINYL LP WITH POSTER

SIDE ONE
1. HOLD OUT YOUR HAND 2. YOU BY MY SIDE
3. SILENTLY FALLING

SIDE TWO
1. LUCKY SEVEN
2. SAFE (CANON SONG)

DISC SIX: 7″SINGLE

LUCKY SEVEN
7” SINGLE IN PICTURE SLEEVE
CHRIS SQUIRE:

SIDE ONE
LUCKY SEVEN (TOM DOWD EDIT)

SIDE TWO
SILENTLY FALLING (SINGLE VERSION)

DISC SEVEN: 7″SINGLE

RUN WITH THE FOX
7” SINGLE IN PICTURE SLEEVE
CHRIS SQUIRE & ALAN WHITE:

SIDE ONE
RUN WITH THE FOX

SIDE TWO
RETURN OF THE FOX

To pre-order Chris Squire’s FISH OUT OF WATER Limited Edition Boxed Set: https://www.amazon.com/Fish-Out-Water-CHRIS-SQUIRE/dp/B0794QVXZS/ref
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A Statement From Patrick Moraz on the Passing of Chris Squire

Patrick Moraz Chris Squire

A Statement From Patrick Moraz on the Passing of Chris Squire

The news of Chris’s passing is very sad.

He was a special friend and a phenomenal musician, always eager to go beyond the outreaches of creativity.

During my years as a member of Yes and even outside of the band, strongly embedded in my memory, are some of the extraordinary sessions we used to have together; like an “empathy of minds and souls” jamming together to the rhythms of frequencies, all distances abbreviated by the pure spontaneity of spirits roaming freely, all barriers seemingly abolished!

My deepest heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to Chris’s Family and loved ones.

Rock on, Chris!

Patrick Moraz


A Statement From Jon Anderson About the Passing of Chris Squire

Jon and Chris

A Statement From Jon Anderson About the Passing of Chris Squire

Chris was a very special part of my life; we were musical brothers. He was an amazingly unique bass player – very poetic – and had a wonderful knowledge of harmony. We met at a certain time when music was very open, and I feel blessed to have created some wonderful, adventurous, music with him. Chris had such a great sense of humor… he always said he was Darth Vader to my Obiwan. I always thought of him as Christopher Robin to my Winnie the Pooh.

We travelled a road less travelled and I’m so thankful that he climbed the musical mountains with me. Throughout everything, he was still my brother, and I’m so glad we were able to reconnect recently. I saw him in my meditation last night, and he was radiant. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Love and light…..Jon

http://jonanderson.com/news.html#chris