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Sitting Targets
Peter Hammill
Sitting Targets
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Peter Hammill
Title: Sitting Targets
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Blue Plate Caroline
Original Release Date: 1/1/1981
Re-Release Date: 8/30/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 017046169523

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Metal Hammill
Arye Mirovski | Haifa Israel | 12/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

""And now, for my big hit!" pronounced Hammill and smiled, before he played "Sitting targets" (the song). It was in Tel Aviv, 1985, and all us in the audience - not more than 300 - laughed with him. Hammill and hits? get outa here!! Anyway,"Sitting targets" is a metal album, that probably influenced by Gary Numan, and other artists of the late 70s. Synthesizers and drum machines took some of the humanity of Hammill. I missed the piano, the drum and the bass guitar. Only the saxes of David Jackson were around in a few songs. But still - listen to the gentle "Ophelia" and "Stranger still". The remarkable description of crisis between lovers in "My experience" and "Sitting targets", and the desperation in "What i did". Hammill was always great in painting sad pictures from everybody's life or nightmares. All the people who read his lyrics, find themselves there. This is Hammill, and "Sitting targets" is another good album of his."
The end of the "MODERN ERA"
Victor F. Tripaldi | Planet Earth | 11/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is sept 2007 first week and virgin and mr Hammill have enhanced and re-mastered this fine record !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"Sitting Targets" marks the end of the first and only real Peter Hammill era, that began with "Fools Mate" and ends with this lp. Many Hammill fans will dissagree and rightfully so , but to this end we find a means! After "A Black Box PH finds himself with a record company that is willing to support him again after the end of Charisma!

"Break Through" has a stamp of "Games without frontiers" to it. "Glue" was actually a 45 b/w "My experience", great little cover featuring a good looking Peter. "Sign" also a great acustic track and my personel favorite is "What I DID" !!!!!!!!!!!

Great bass on that one! even "Ophelia" is very nice! "Stranger still" a classic that has seen many a live show!

Like a said the end of that special period , ok lets say 77-81 ,a great period in time , the last real peter hammill album ever made! Cover also catches the feeling of the times 1981. New Romantics did rule but Peter Hammill stayed competly on top of things as always!"
Accesible gem from Hammill
Ignaciocue | Mexico | 01/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of the most accesible Hammill records, with Master Jaxon on sax, and evans on drums. If you like Hammill's other stuff, you will definitely like this one. Also try Hammill's Patience."