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Phil collins, What Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bill_banwell, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Who played bass on most of the phil collins stuff? like 'Something happened on the way to heaven' and 'Easy lover' 'in the air tonight' 'all of my life'

    He has some tight bass playing and some great lines, and also a beautiful fat tone aswell.

    Anyone know?

    Thanks in advance, :)
  2. witness

    witness Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    I believe It was Nathan East, he was touring with him for awhile
  3. i don't know the songs you are talking about, but i know Lee Sklar also played with collins, i'm sure that doesn't help, but just in case you didn't know :)
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    John Giblin played on "In The Air Tonight".
    Alphonso Johnson also played on a few Face Value tracks.

    Pino played fretless on some ballad-type tunes like "I Wish It Would Rain Down".

    BTW, it's Nathan East on "Something Happened On The Way To Heaven" & co-wrote "Easy Lover".