Fireships is the 19th studio album by English singer and songwriter Peter Hammill. Originally released in 1992, it was the first release on Hammill's own Fie! Records label. It was reissued in remastered form in 2006. The sleeve notes label the album "Number 1 in the BeCalm series", and its songs are generally at the gentler, more introspective end of Hammill's work. Hammill's next album, the more rocking The Noise (1993), was similarly labelled as "Number 1 in the A Loud series"
Fireships" is the first album Peter Hammill recorded and published after he founded Fie! Records in 1992. For the first time he had the chance to decide totally for himself what he was going to record and publish. Out of this reason Peter, as he explained in an interview, made his mind up to build his albums more around a certain mood, like "calm" or "noisy". So Fireships was the first release in the "Be Calm Series" (and as things turned out it also stayed the last one which I regret)
Fireships is one of Hammill's most consistently quiet, intimate works; a collection of relationship odes similar in mood to 1984's The Love Songs. Hammill, even at his most reflective, is highly poetic and intense. Each of the nine numbers is given ample room to breathe, with most ranging between 5 and 7 minutes.
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1. 1. Fireships Lyrics. We never think that we'll get burned We're fireproof We think we're fireproof
Band Name Peter Hammill. Album Name Fireships. Labels Fie! Music StyleProgressive Rock. Members owning this album1. I Will Find You. 04:43.
Performer: Peter Hammill Album: Fireships Label: Fie! Records. February 2008, 12:27. Peter Hammill, Fireships.
Peter Hammill 1992 Fireships 03 His Best Girl.
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|A1||I Will Find You
Bass – Nic PotterGuitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals – Peter HammillStrings, Percussion – David Lord
Keyboards, Orchestrated By – David LordViolin – Stuart GordonVocals, Piano – Peter Hammill
|A3||His Best Girl
Bass – Nic PotterViolin – Stuart GordonVocals, Keyboards – Peter Hammill
Keyboards, Bass, Percussion – David LordSaxophone [Soprano], Flute – David JacksonViolin – Stuart GordonVocals, Percussion [Pads] – Peter Hammill
Bass – Nic PotterGuitar – John Ellis Keyboards, Strings, Vocals, Wind – Peter HammillViolin – Stuart Gordon
Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion, Vocals – Peter HammillSaxophone [Alto] – David JacksonViolin – Stuart Gordon
Piano, Guitar, Vocals – Peter HammillStrings, Wind, Keyboards – David Lord
Arranged By, Electronics [Samples] – David LordVocals, Arranged By – Peter Hammill
Orchestrated By – David LordPiano, Vocals – Peter Hammill
- Artwork By [Cover] – Ridout
- Photography – Martin Bailey Reynolds
- Producer – David Lord
- Producer, Written By – Peter Hammill
- Written By – Hammill/Lord (tracks: 8)
NotesRecorded and mixed at Terra Incognita, Bath, November 1990 - August 1991.
Number One in BeCalm Series
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 5023522910348
|FIE 9103||Peter Hammill||Fireships (CD, Album, PDO)||Fie! Records||FIE 9103||UK||1992|
|GH 70032||Peter Hammill||Fireships (CD, Album)||Golden Hind||GH 70032||Germany||1992|
|C2 26591, none||Peter Hammill||Fireships (CD, Album)||Capitol Records, Fie! Records||C2 26591, none||Canada||1992|
|Cham. I||Peter Hammill||Fireships (LP, Album, TP)||Chámeleon, Fie! Records||Cham. I||Greece||1992|
|ARTYCD 41, 422416||Peter Hammill||Fireships (CD, Album)||Lively Art, Lively Art||ARTYCD 41, 422416||France||1992|