Out of Water

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Out of Water
Studio album by Peter Hammill
Released February 1990
Recorded January - August 1989
Genre Art rock
Length 45:15
Label Enigma
Producer Peter Hammill and David Lord
Peter Hammill chronology
In a Foreign Town
(1988)In a Foreign Town1988
Out of Water
Room Temperature
(1990)Room Temperature1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
The Guardian (favourable)[2]
Melody Maker (beautiful)[3]
Sounds (relevant)[4]

Out of Water is the 17th studio album by Peter Hammill, originally released on Enigma Records in 1990 and subsequently re-released on Hammill's own Fie! label. Hammill himself considers this album to be a turning point from his mid-eighties style.

Two of the performers are credited by the nicknames they were given when they were part of Hammill's K Group in the 1980s: John Ellis (who also painted the picture on the cover) as "Fury" and Nic Potter as "Mozart". The song "A Way Out" is believed to be about the suicide of Hammill's brother.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Hammill.

  1. "Evidently Goldfish" – 5:02
  2. "Not the Man" – 4:24
  3. "No Moon in the Water" – 4:36
  4. "Our Oyster" – 5:33
  5. "Something about Ysabel's Dance" – 5:32
  6. "Green Fingers" – 4:35
  7. "On the Surface" – 8:14
  8. "A Way Out" – 7:17



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