Chris Squire Remembered on The Prog Magazine Show

Last summer as his band were about to release what would turn out to be Chris Squire’s last album with the band - Heaven & Earth - the bassist and founding member sat down with The Prog Magazine Show’s Philip Wilding to talk about a life dedicated to music.

As well as talking about the band’s latest release, Squire talked opened up about working with Trevor Horn on the Drama album, taking his band out around the US for the epic Three Album Tour where they revisited The Yes Album, Close To The Edge and Going For The One in one performance, it was, even by Squire’s standards, quite the undertaking. And revisiting his catalogue via Steven Wilson’s remixing wizardry.

“He sent me a reworked copy of Close To The Edge, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.” Squire told The Prog Magazine Show. “The original was quite dry sounding, but he mellowed it out with reverb and echo, it wasn’t the usual 5.1 configuration. Well done, Steven Wilson.”

The latest issue of Prog Magazine features not only a host of tributes to the great man, but a series of in-depth articles on Yes’ longest standing member, click below to read more.

Chris Squire: The Tributes

Philip Wilding is a novelist, journalist, scriptwriter, biographer and radio producer. As a young journalist he criss-crossed most of the United States with bands like Motley Crue, Kiss and Poison (think the Almost Famous movie but with more hairspray). More latterly, he’s sat down to chat with bands like the slightly more erudite Manic Street Preachers, Afghan Whigs, Rush and Marillion.