In memory of Bones Hillman.
Midnight Oil and its fans recently lost bass player and vocalist Bones Hillman. Bones sings the most beautiful backing vocals in this song and many others of the band’s. His passing is a terribly sad loss.
The “Powderworkers”, Midnight Oil’s global fan base, are in the process of recording a version of this song in tribute to Bones. I transcribed parts for flugelhorn, tenor sax, and trombone for our impromptu Powderworkers horn section. I based the parts on what I could hear from the DVD of the band’s 2009 Sound Relief performance and incorporated the French horn part as (faintly) heard on the original 1990 album recording.
As a long time fan of Midnight Oil, and having been to many, many live performances, it was an honor to transcribe and perform one of my favorite songs. When the Powderworkers recording is complete I’ll update this post to include it.
Rest In Peace, Bones.
Transcribed by me and free for you to use.
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