Fish Rising

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Fish Rising
Studio album by Steve Hillage
Released April 11, 1975
Recorded Manor Studio, September 1974; Manor Mobile, January 1975
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, space rock
Length original: 44:59; re-master: 64:45
Label Virgin Records
Producer Steve Hillage and Simon Heyworth
Steve Hillage chronology
Fish Rising
(1975)
L
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1][2]
Discogs 4/5 stars[3]
Uncut 4/5 stars[4]

Fish Rising is the debut solo album by English guitarist Steve Hillage, recorded and released in 1975 (see 1975 in music).

The album was recorded just prior to Hillage's departure from the band Gong, and many of the players on this album are from that band: Bassist Mike Howlett, drummer Pierre Moerlen, keyboardist Tim Blake and saxophonist Didier Malherbe.

In 2007, Virgin issued a re-mastered version with two bonus tracks. "Pentagrammaspin" had originally appeared on the Virgin V sampler album in 1975, and the "power trio" backing version of "Aftaglid" consisted of Hillage, Howlett and Moerlen.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Steve Hillage, lyrics by Hillage and Miquette Giraudy.

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Solar Musick Suite" – 16:55
    1. "Sun Song (I Love its Holy Mystery)" – 6:15
    2. "Canterbury Sunrise" – 3:25
    3. "Hiram Afterglid Meets the Dervish" – 4:05
    4. "Sun Song (reprise)" – 3:10
  2. "Fish" – 1:23
  3. "Meditation of the Snake" – 3:10

Side 2[edit]

  1. "The Salmon Song" – 8:45
    1. "Salmon Pool" – 1:17
    2. "Solomon's Atlantis Salmon" – 2:08
    3. "Swimming with the Salmon" – 1:37
    4. "King of the Fishes" – 3:43
  2. "Aftaglid" – 14:46
    1. "Sun Moon Surfing" – 1:36
    2. "The Great Wave and the Boat of Hermes" – 1:51
    3. "The Silver Ladder" – 0:40
    4. "Astral Meadows" – 2:01
    5. "The Lafta Yoga Song" – 2:42
    6. "Glidding" – 2:23
    7. "The Golden Vibe"/"Outglid" – 3:33

Virgin 2007 re-master bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Pentagrammaspin" (2006 remix) – 7:46
  2. "Aftaglid" (Original "Power Trio" backing track) – 13:00

Personnel[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Fish Rising > Overview )))". 
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Fish Rising [Remastered] > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Steve Hillage - Fish Rising at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon. "Steve Hillage - Reissues - Review - Uncut.co.uk". uncut.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Official Planet Gong website