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Lucky Seven

In the Loving Memory of Christopher Russell Edward Squire

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A Venture (HD remaster with bonus track)

I recovered one of my first covers from 2008, “A Venture” from “The Yes Album”. Little I knew back then that in fact the bass that Chris Squire used for this song was his white Fender Telecaster and not the usual Rickenbacker!

I did a Yes Album cover “spoof” with me in the empty chair, with a little big help from my friend Milton Trajano.

Then I added a take I had recorded on the previous day, where I missed a few notes in the end.

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South Side Of The Sky

As Jon Anderson said, sometimes it was the sound of the words, rather than their meaning. Although this song is supposed to be about mountain climbing, I always found another meaning for me – the southern sky constellations – those that I rarely see or have never seen – their mysteries and history through the ages. My own star sign is the southern most constellation of the zodiac – Sagittarius. These fascinations, blended in my mind with the music of Yes, especially Heart of the Sunrise and South Side Of The Sky, from the album Fragile, released also under the sign Sagittarius, in the same year that I was born.

Most of the images are from starrynightphotos.com.

Thank you also to Américo Silva at Music Light for the Fender Telecaster Bass.

Bass: 1972 Fender Telecaster Bass

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Signal conditioning: Boss LM-2 (limiter)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Signal path: Bass→LM-2→BDDI→PC

I used the Jammit version of the track without bass so I was able to put my bass only on the mix.