The Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance on Netflix took the world by storm. Back in the 90s I used to get up in the middle of the night to watch Michael Jordan and the Bulls on TV, so The Last Dance had a very nostalgic effect on me. Especially at the end of EP1, when SIRIUS started playing for the Chicago Bulls intro / starting lineup celebration, all the memories came flooding back! I immediately stopped watching and rushed into my studio to record my own version of the iconic theme song!
Watch Chicago Bulls Theme “Sirius” on YouTube now.
SIRIUS was originally released as the instrumental intro song on the album Eye in the Sky by The Alan Parsons Project. It was adopted by the Chicago Bulls as their theme song that played during the starting lineup player introductions and became a worldwide phenomenon, frequently being played at all kinds of sports events.
The original SIRIUS is quite short, so it is often edited to create extended versions, like it was done for The Last Dance soundtrack. Since I re-recorded all parts for this guitar cover, I made my own extended version by arranging it with a slower buildup to the guitar solo. I also extended the solo by composing a new second half based on the original.
► Music Credits
Original SIRIUS composed by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.
SIRIUS cover arrangement, audio production and guitar performance by Borna Matosic.
► Video Credits
Filmed on location in my living room.
Video production by Borna Matosic & Stefanie J. @ BAMBOO BANDIT: