Play For Chris 8 – extended deadline

Play for Chris 8 is the 8th edition of the worldwide tribute to Chris Squire. Please note that the deadline has been extended to August 31, 2022 Play For Chris 8 and Words for Chris are still OPEN for submissions! Apply on the link below Play for Chris 8/ Words for Chris – “Alan White”

Play For Chris 8 – “Alan White”

Play for Chris 8 is the 8th edition of the worldwide tribute to Chris Squire. Please note: It has been brought to my attention, by my some of my dear Patrons and friends in the social media, the will to participate this year’s edition of PFC, also in the loving memory of Alan White, whoContinue reading “Play For Chris 8 – “Alan White””

Statue of Justice

Here’s the first track of Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record album. It’s been one of my late discoveries, especially because just recently, with spotify, I had access to a good quality recording that I could hear better the bass. I absolutely love this album of Rick Wakeman and the fantastic work that Alan and Chris didContinue reading “Statue of Justice”

Turn Of The Century transcription

Our friend Simon Gilman has kindly shared with us a transcription of my bass cover of Turn Of The Century, which I have presented previously in 2014, and presented additional info in this post. You may download it, in pdf format, here. Many thanks to Simon for another excellent contribution for the analysis of the worksContinue reading “Turn Of The Century transcription”

Into The Storm

Entering the Christmas Season “Into The Storm”, one of the many highlights of the “Fly From Here” album, featuring Chris’ distinctive Mutron III sound. Schindleria Praematurus! Thank You Chris! Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 CS Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel) Effects: Amplitube 3 (Envelope Filter on bridge pickup) T-RackS (compressor on both pickups) Signal path:Continue reading “Into The Storm”

Machine Messiah (HD Remaster)

Around six years ago I was experimenting with video effects and recorded this cover of Machine Messiah. Since then, YouTube’s audio and video compression capabilities improved a lot so I figured that this one could be sort of remastered both sonic and visually. As I had the green screen behind me, and although the lightingContinue reading “Machine Messiah (HD Remaster)”

Rhythm Of Love

Throughout this Holiday season, I recorded this very special bass cover of “Rhythm Of Love”. As you may know, the album Big Generator (1987) was yet another challenge for Chris Squire, as he used a 5-string bass for all of the songs. Yet Chris made several alterations regarding the tuning. On this track (and others,Continue reading “Rhythm Of Love”

Turn Of The Century

Turn Of The Century – Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Yessongs of all, and again, with one of the most fascinating basslines by Chris Squire. Many peculiarities about it as well. Chris played a Gibson Triumph bass, which is a short scale bass. The tone is quite different from the usual, more discrete andContinue reading “Turn Of The Century”

Montreux’s Theme (Rickenbacker)

Here is the Rickenbacker version of Montreux’s Theme, which came second on the poll in which the Fender Jazz Bass has got more votes as we were trying to guess which bass was used by Chris Squire for this beautiful instrumental. For the recordings I chose to boil old Rotosound strings, which sounded better that brandContinue reading “Montreux’s Theme (Rickenbacker)”

Montreux’s Theme (Jazz Bass)

Here is my first take using a Fender Jazz Bass, which was the most voted bass on the poll that I created. I will make another version with the Rickenbacker, which was the runner-up. Thank you so much for voting and commenting! Hopefully Chris will provide us the correct answer! Bass: Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Re-issue,Continue reading “Montreux’s Theme (Jazz Bass)”