That Wave

(Partridge)

“That Wave” vignette from #\#i#/#Nonsvch#\#/i#/# Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 3'34.
    Released on Nonsvch.
    Andy Partridge - Lead & backing vocals & electric guitars
    Dave Mattacks - Drums & percussion
    Dave Gregory - Electric guitars, backing vocals & solo guitar
    Colin Moulding - Bass guitar
    Andy: “Falling in love. When I was a kid I remember dashing into the sea with these massive breakers and was struck unconscious. To this day I'm very frightened of the sea. Love too is frightening - and marvellous.”
  2. Demo version.
    Released on 2 December 2002 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume One in the U.K.
    Also released on the Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
    Andy: “Cut back to the home demo. A song where I hoped to distill the huge overpowering nature of both love and the sea. But you got that straight away didn't you? For guitarzans out there, the tuning to use, in ascending order, is E G D G B E. Now you've no excuses why you can't find the chords.”
  3. 2013 stereo mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
  4. 2013 5.1 mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the DVD and Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.
  5. 2013 instrumental mix.
    Mixed and produced by Steven Wilson from the original multi-track tapes.
    Released on the Blu-ray reissue of Nonsuch on 4 November 2013 in the U.K.

[Thanks to R. Stevie Moore]


Art

“That Wave” vignette from #\#i#/#Nonsvch#\#/i#/#

“That Wave” vignette from Nonsvch

Pierre Mesnier, 02/26/99

Pierre Mesnier, 02/26/99

Giovanni Giusti, 10/15/95

Giovanni Giusti, 10/15/95


Lyrics

That wave
Pulled me into your eyes
Through the greeney grey pebbles
And countless cathedrals arriving
That wave
Lift me into your mouth
Turning spires and spittle of pearls
To perplex the young diver
I flew down to the bottom of the sea
Where I questioned the fishes all about it
I was in heaven
Address cloud eleven
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love
That wave
Carried me through your hair
Up from suffocate seaweed
The perfumed cushions cascading
That wave
Pushed me into your skin
Where I bathed in the promises
Giddy with planets parading
I swam down to the bottom of the sky
Where I questioned the blue birds all about it
I was in heaven
Address cloud eleven
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love
That wave!
That wave
Pulled me right overboard
Into permanent morgasm
Emotional action painting
I flew down to the bottom of the sea
Where I questioned the fishes all about it
I was in heaven
Address cloud eleven
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love

© 1992 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:39:47 +0100
From: Paul Ferguson <paul (at) tigerlight430 dot co dot uk>
Subject: That Wave guitar solo
Message-Id: <C36C20AA-CFA7-467B-A245-4BC9C3B707D3 (at) tigerlight430 dot co dot uk>

And here is the extended solo from That Wave

cheers
Paul


Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 19:39:45 -0800
From: Jeff Truzzi <Darrell (at) TheHarveys dot net>
Subject: More XTC Transcriptions
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.2.20041209193027.00aae8d0 (at) pop dot west dot cox dot net>
Hi again!  Thanks for putting up my earlier transcriptions of XTC songs.  Chalkhills is the best!!!

Here's a few more, and a revision of "Rook".  Glad to be able to contribute to such a great site.

Take care,

Jeff Truzzi

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THAT WAVE by Andy Partridge
Copyright 1992 Virgin Music Ltd.
Revised Transcribed for the XTC Forum by Jeff Truzzi

Okay, this is tough... but it's close. I'll eventually post this on “Chalkhills”.
There's two - sometimes three - guitars, often playing different chords.
(A great XTC Partridge/Gregory trademark since “Roads Girdle the Globe.”)

Thanks to keltik for acquainting me with ‘That Wag’ and the demo...
...even if some of the chords are different.

Andy used a special tuning on the demo: A string down to a G.
But I'm not convinced he uses that tuning for the final track -
and I'm almost sure Dave G doesn't.
So, THESE tabs are in NORMAL guitar tuning.

Verse (8th note strums)
Bbmaj13(#11)
1*1*2*0*x*x

Dsus4
x*x*0*2*3*3

D
x*x*0*2*3*2

Bbmaj13(#11)
x*1*2*0*3*0

Dsus4
x*x*0*2*3*3

D
x*x*0*2*3*2
____________________
Chorus
D/A
5*5*7*7*7*x

C/G
3*3*5*5*5*x

Bb6/9 /F (B flat six-nine over F)
1*x*0*0*1*1

(not totally certain about this chord)

D/A
5*5*7*7*7*x

C/G
3*3*5*5*5*x

Bb6/9 /F (B flat six-nine over F)
1*x*0*0*1*1

gtr 1: Fm7
1*3*1*1*1*1

gtr 2 overdub arpeggio:
Absus2
4*6*6*3*x*x
____________________
F#m7
2*4*2*2*2*2

Bm
7*9*9*7*7*7

F#m
2*4*4*2*2*2

Bm
7*9*9*7*7*7

F#m
2*4*4*2*2*2
____________________
Bm7 (4 short quarter notes)
7*9*7*7*7*7

B7+ (B seven augmented) (4 short quarter notes)
7*9*7*8*8*x

Bm(maj)9 (B minor major nine) (13 long 8th notes)
7*9*8*7*7*9

[repeat from the beginning.]


Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 18:47:19 +0100
From: Paul Ferguson <shaunf (at) dircon dot co dot uk>
Subject: More chords!
Message-Id: <199804151745.SAA05353 (at) mailhost dot dircon dot co dot uk>


I am in danger of becoming ubiquitous if I keep this up, but here goes...
That Wave and Bungalow - basic(ish) chords

That wave - basic(ish) chords
-----------------------------
That wave...
     Gm6/7

...cathedrals arriving...
               Dsus4  D

   I flew down to the bottom of the sea
D7        C7                        Fm9

  where I questioned the fishes all about it
D7        C7                         Fm9   G#  F#m

I was in heaven, address cloud eleven
Bm7      F#m7     Bm7           F#m7
They danced and laughed spelling all I fell into was love
Bm                                                   A#+


cheers,
             Paul


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