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)
Reissue of Peter Hammill - Fireships originally released in Mar-1992. Recorded and mixed at Terra Incognita, Bath, November 1990 - August 1991. Number One in BeCalm Series. Matrix, Runout (Mirrored): C4174 FIE 9103 · 1:0.
Band Name Peter Hammill. Album Name Fireships. Labels Fie! Music StyleProgressive Rock. Members owning this album1. 1. I Will Find You. 04:43.
Performer: Peter Hammill Album: Fireships Label: Fie! Records. February 2008, 12:27. Peter Hammill, Fireships.
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.
In The Passionkirche Berlin 1992. Thin Air. Peter Hammill. The Calm (After The Storm).
Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). Curtains' proves that Hammill's storytelling talent is not lost simply because of the more direct, soft acoustic approach. I prefer this album to some of its followers such as 'Everyone you hold' and 'This'. A nice album to put on and sing along to, when you're in the mood. 6 people found this helpful.
This album has an average beat per minute of 100 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 67/129 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile Fireships. Album starts at 86BPM, ends at 67BPM (-19), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Peter Hammill.