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.
Unlikely maybe, but there is something of a “hidden gem” about “A Venture”. It’s a song written by Jon Anderson from The Yes Album that hasn’t been played live like all the other songs on that record. The bassline begins very self-contained on the neck pickup, and then begins to come out of the shell until it bursts on a very cool and distinctive blues/pentatonic solo. For that, I assumed the bridge pick-up was used and also thought maybe Chris played it behind the horseshoe. NOTE – for the time being this may be the last clip I upload until YouTube removes this awful audio compression scheme that many of you may have noticed. I searched around for days trying to fix the problem, but sadly this version was the best I could manage, mixing a sine wave of 10Hz. You still hear some noises on both ends of the video and still some YouTube dumb compression that I am not responsible for, aside deciding to upload the video. My apologies to all and still hoping you will enjoy my work. Thank You.
21/08/2008 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 4001, 4001CS, A Venture, bass, bass cover, Bass Driver, bassline, Chris Squire, DI, Falcão, Miguel, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Rickenbacker, Sansamp, Squire, The Yes Album, YES