Dear friends, here is my cover for part ii of Fly From Here – Sad Night at the Airfield.
For this track I had to use my 5 string Warwick.
Interesting fact that Chris’ Tobias has an extended range not only low-wise but also high. That repetitive high F sharp that Chris plays on his first (D) string corresponds to a 27th fret! Even my Warwick has “only” 26 so I played it on the G string.
I really like this bassline. Many details and slight nuances are hidden because of the kind of mixing that was made on this track. I hope that I didn’t miss too many… and that you will hear better how Chris thought of the different passages on an apparently simple chord progression.
Then there is that middle bass solo with a Chorus effect , almost sounding like a “detuned” vibrato.
Other interesting aspect that I found was the amount of editing that was made possibly by Trevor Horn. I tried to illustrate with the video what I perceived from that post-editing. Not like common “rock” productions – It seems that bass notes are chopped and used elsewhere without necessarily wanting to “disguise” so nobody notices it. In other styles this is very common to do… Trevor Horn maybe was here responsible for this editing. I think it suits very well the album concept… it’s not too different of what they did with Close to the Edge, only with new technology and musical context.
Well I hope you enjoy the clip. Happy Easter to all.
08/04/2012 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 2012, Alan White, bartolini, Bass Driver, BDDI, Benoît David, Chris Squire, Fly From Here, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Sad Night at the Airfield, Sansamp, Steve Howe, Thumb bass, tour, Trevor Horn, Warwick, YES
Celebrating the NEW YES ALBUM IN 2011!! *** now available worldwide ***
13/07/2011 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 2011, 4001, 4001CS, Alan White, bass, bass cover, bass pedals, bassline, Benoît David, Chris Squire, Fly From Here, Geoff Downes, Miguel, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, pedals, Rickenbacker, Steve Howe, Taurus, Trevor Horn, We Can Fly, YES
As Chris would say it – “Alan and I”, or as Alan would say it – “Chris and myself”. We wish you a Merry Christmas and another of many years sticking together! Merry Xmas everyone!
27/12/2008 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 4001, 4001CS, Alan White, bass, bass cover, Bass Driver, bassline, Chris Squire, Christmas, DI, Merry, Miguel, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Rickenbacker, Run with the Fox, Sansamp, Squire, Xmas, YES
This was the 1st practice take with video and I decided to keep it and didn’t make subsequent takes! But I practiced a lot over the last week. Since I can’t go to the shows of the “In The Present Tour 2008”, this is my way to celebrate the comeback of the great “DRAMA” to a live Yes concert!!!!
Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 CS
Strings: Warwick Red Strings (45-105, stainless steel)
Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)
Signal path: Bass→BDDI→PC
Posted in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 4001, 4001CS, Alan White, bass, bass cover, Bass Driver, bassline, Chris Squire, DI, Drama, Geoff Downes, Machine Messiah, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, moog, pedals, Rickenbacker, Sansamp, Squire, Steve Howe, Taurus, Trevor Horn, YES