Chris Squire: Ten Of The Best

YES – Yours Is No Disgrace

From The Yes Album, this shows Squire’s ability to provide Steve Howe with a platform for his virtuosity.

YES – The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus)

From the Fragile album, here Squire displays his all‑round musical ability as he cohesively dips into many different styles.

CHRIS SQUIRE – Silently Falling

From the Fish Out Of Water album. Not only does Squire provide striding basslines, but also 12-string guitar and compulsive vocals.

YES – The Gates Of Delirium

From the Relayer album, this epic track gives Squire the chance to let his imagination run gloriously rampant.

YES – On The Silent Wings Of Freedom

From the Tormato album, this has one of Squire’s most enduing and memorable riffs.

XYZ – Can You See

A demo, but one that highlighted this band’s potential, with Squire’s rolling bass and pleasant vocals proving invaluable.


It might have been a Christmas single, but this avoids the traditional clichéd traps and trappings.

YES - Cinema

From the 90125 album, this is a blazing instrumental, with Squire showing the thrilling appeal of a bare-knuckle bass performance.

SQUACKETT – A Life Within A Day

The title track from the album A Life Within A Day, this has irresistible, sophisticated impact.

STEVE HACKETT – Love Song To A Vampire

From the album Wolflight, Squire’s final recording performance immeasurably adds to the haunting atmosphere.

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He died in 2021