I’m rarely hit hard by the passing of someone I did not know personally, but it’s happened with Chris Squire. I know Tommy T feels the same way: we’ve discussed it elsewhere on the internet. I’ve been listening to Yes most of my life and Chris Squire is the main reason I’m a Yes fan.
On to the music. Fish was Squire’s nickname so it was natural that his 1975 solo album was entitled Fish Out Of Water. My favorite tracks are both on side-one of my ancient vinyl copy: Hold Out Your Hand and Silently Falling. The latter song has been in my head since the news of his death broke on Sunday. It’s a fitting epitaph for this great musician. In honor of Chris’ passing, here’s the entire album: