So sweet and gentle crescendo building. And his so recognizable voice which, in this case, is full of poetry. At the opposite of his tortured VDGG style.
One has of course to get used to these shortly formatted songs. No long and disjointed Jackson interventions nor complex song writing. A song as "Vision" in fact holds some of the mood of this great album although released five years earlier. Other ones from his solo work will have this indelible mark associated which is also fine with me. I can't really tell that this album is a masterpiece. Too many average songs are included to get the level "Re-Awakening", "Sunshine". I just love it.
And as such I rate this album with three stars which depicts a good album and let's forget about the non-essential stuff. The dark and sad mood is not totally absent of course. Is it necessary to add that the guest list is absolutely impressive? But so will it be on lots of PH "solo" albums. Some backup vocals late as the humour continues. This is my least favourite though. Hammill is one of those rare artists who seemed to write great tracks right from the beginning.
He even makes a burning candle seem like a dramatic event. The mandolin is a nice touch, but it's all about Peter's vocals. I just love when he sings in that higher voice. Flute from Jackson. His lyrics are so personal and interesting. A poet indeed. This is melancholic and emotional. Beautiful lyrics, perhaps the best on this record. Some nice organ work and sax late. I really like the way this song is arranged.
That's 5 amazing songs in a row. I like it better the opening track though. Great lyrics as usual, and I like the vocal melodies late. Piano and flute later. The tempo picks up and drums eventually join in. A fuller instrumental sound before 3 minutes.
Hey there's Fripp with some angular melodies. A sad tune. It all builds. Fripp ends it with a noisey soundscape. For me this is easily 4 stars. Hammill is in my opinion the greatest songwriter to have ever lived. The mood varies from quite sombre Happy, Solitude to rocking Imperial Zeppelin and more light Sunshine.
Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. Play album. Length Related Tags progressive rock progressive experimental peter hamil Add tags View all tags. From The Album Play album. Fool's Mate Peter Hammill 22, listeners. We can't show you this lyrics snippet right now. Play track. Artist images 61 more. Most noted for his vocal abilities, his main instruments are guitar and piano. He also acts as a record producer for his own recordings, and occasionally for other artists.
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As previously mentioned, Fool's Mate was the first solo album, though all of the band members had a part in it. It has a nice feel, and like The Aerosol Grey Machine is very late sixties. One of the factors that defines this album is the appearance of Rod Clements and Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne on several tracks. Ah, that mandolin.
Also of course there appears Mr. Happy - Digital Remaster. I Once Wrote Some Poems. Imperial Zeppelin. Imperial Zeppelin - Digital Remaster. Re-Awakening - Digital Remaster. Re-Awakening - Early Demo Version. Solitude - Digital Remaster. Summer Song In The Autumn. Sunshine - Early Demo Version. The Birds. The Birds - Digital Remaster. Fool's Mate includes one of Hammill's most celebrated love songs, "Vision", which he still performs in concert.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Peter Hammill. In later years Hammill would sometimes refer to the band as a "beat group". This group recorded the albums Enter K and Patience. Live concerts by Peter Hammill are characterised by a degree of unpredictability, in terms of the songs played, the arrangements and the players involved.
Hammill generally does not undertake live tours to promote albums. Whenever he plays with a certain predominant line-up, almost always there will also be concerts interspersed with different permutations of musicians, so the word "tour" is not always very applicable.
From September until September Hammill played with the K group, playing raw, energetic, new-wave rock. A live recording of a number of these concerts was released as The Margin. A live recording of these shows was released as Room Temperature. From April until August they were joined by Manny Elias on drums.
A live recording of these shows was released as There Goes The Daylight. From October until August Hammill played with David Jackson on flutes and saxophones, Stuart Gordon on violin and Manny Elias on drums this line-up is sometimes informally referred to as the Peter Hammill Quartet . Of these shows the live recording Veracious was released.
He parted company with them after pH7 , and then released albums on a number of small labels. In he formed his own label, Fie! Records , on which all his albums since Fireships have been released.
Ever since the s he has also had his own home recording studio, called Sofa Sound. His website was later named after the studio. He had written the music and Van der Graaf Generator co-founder Judge Smith the libretto, and the two of them had been working on it since Hammill survived a heart attack in December ,   less than 48 hours  after having finished the recording of Incoherence.Song information for Happy - Peter Hammill on AllMusic. Song information for Happy - Peter Hammill on AllMusic AllMusic. New Releases Peter Hammill. Fool's Mate. Virgin: