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"The electric sitar was an instrument that i had used to color various tracks for the previous few years - and I wanted to write something that would feature it as a lead voice for an entire tune. Trains, ans the sounds of trains, are familiar and important to me; the Missouri Pacific Line was just outside the window of the house I grew up in, and the sound of distant trains was a constant counterpoint to growing up in Lee's Summit. This tune was without a bridge for a long time - finally just before we recorded it, the bridge came, shown here in this book with the excellent vocal counterline that Lyle came up with for the arrangement of the tune that appears on the record." . Pat Metheny about the Coral Electric Sitar and the tune "Last Train Home"on the Pat Metheny Songbook (Hal Leonard). . Last Train Home - 1986, Waltham, Mass. Recorded on the album Still Life (Talking) 1986more
Critically-acclaimed guitarist and producer, Nile Roders, posted this photo on his official Twitter page. In the shot, he is playing a coral sitar, made by Danelectro. The tweet reads: " Paying tribute to arranging genius Thom Bell on our track "Queen" w/ Coral Electric Sitar #oldschool vibe."more