Bass and Martin-D28

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 by Chris.

I was talking to Ivan Wilson this morning and we were commiserating over past instruments. Ivan played bass for me in my early concert performances and recordings. His upright which he played and you can hear on “Leaving on a Jet Plane” went on to become a part of the orchestral world while my Martin D-28, after a very close partnership over 25 years, was crushed in a lift. What more can I say? On “Leaving on a Jet Plane” I played my Hagstrom, but that’s another story.
My tracks are found on copious copies of budget albums for which I have never received any royalties. The music industry is not in favour of artists. It is more an overseas vacation for businessmen. I guess a closed contract is just that – closed.

This is my first single recorded in 3YA Studios in Gloucester Street, Chch, with Kevin Newcombe on panel, Ivan Wilson on double bass and John Hayday on 2nd guitar. This was recorded in one take with my harmony and my 3rd guitar track layered immediately after the track was put down. Originally recorded on Master, now in 2016 you can see it has been farmed out to distribution arms.

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