10th album by Peter Hammill and his first true s release. In contrast to the convoluted A Black Box, Hammill decided to take a more direct and concise approach to his songwriting on this album. He also adapted the new s technology, using synthesized sounds and studio trickery.
Jan 01, · There are anyway some songs which I consider minor (Breakthrough, Hesitation), but others which I go again and again like Ophelia, Stranger Still, Sign, and also Sitting Targets. When I bought the Vinyl Album I thought that Sitting Targets was not too much Hammill (a bit unusual for his style back in ) but over the years my view changed /5(10).
Sitting Targets Wikipedia article Album by Peter Hammill. Breakthrough My Experience Ophelia Empress's Clothes Glue Hesitation Sitting Targets Stranger Still Sign What I Did Central Hotel Musicians Peter Hammill – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, rhythm box Guy Evans – drums Phil Harrison – synthesisers David Jackson – saxes & whistles Morris Pert – percussion External links .
Hammill's new music came in the package Sitting Targets, a prog-inspired set of tunes from a Peter who had moved on into the '80s with everybody else. The new wave feel that he infuses into the music is one that would become integral to his overall future sound.