Fisher, Kevin

Band members               Related acts

- Greg Fern - 

- Kevin Fisher - vocals, guitar

- John Fredericks - 

- Hal Lifeson - 

- Lawral Sones - 

- Tim Lawson - 

- Wes Sterman - 





- none known



Genre: progressive

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  The First of Fisher

Company: P Pan

Catalog: P 101

Year: 1976

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: small crease on back panel; small name in pencil on back cover; price sticker on back cover

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4210

Price: $200.00

Cost: $45.50



For some reason, judging by the homemade cover, I thought this baby was going to be an outing in progressive excesses ...  The leadoff instrumental "Overture" didn't exactly change my impressions, but so much for first impressions ...


So what do we know about namesake Kevin Fisher and 1977's "The First of Fisher"?  Next to nothing.  It's clearly a home grown vanity project and what few references we can find indicate that only 75 copies were pressed.  As far as we know, this hasn't seen a CD reissue.  Technically the album has a fairly primitive sound, but in musical terms it's all over the spectrum.  The acoustic ballad "Lullabye" has a heavy classical feel (Pentangle came to mind the first time we heard it), while "Flying" sports a 1950s' vocal group feel and the horn-propelled "Pirate's Song" recalls a post-David Clayton Thomas Blood, Sweat and Tears.  Of course first impressions are seldom entirely wrong and in this case the second side sports some mundane progressive moves in the form of "Indian Dance" and "In Search".  Again it's fairly raw, but not without it's low-keyed charms, including the pretty ballad "A House for Wendy".  

"The First of Fisher" track listing:

(side 1)
1.) Overture (instrumental)   (Kevin Fisher) - 4:41

2.) Lullabye  (Kevin Fisher) - 3:45

3.) Flying   (Kevin Fisher) - 1:36

4.) Pirate's Song   (Kevin Fisher) - 6:24


(side 2)
1.) A House for Wendy   (Kevin Fisher) - 5:04

2.) Indian Dance   (Kevin Fisher) - 5:13

3.) In Search   (Kevin Fisher) - 7:36



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