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Question: Do you Prefer covers OR fan compositions? :: Total Votes:14
Poll choices Votes Statistics
Original compositions by fans 3  [21.43%]
Covers of Mike Oldfield music, made by fans 4  [28.57%]
Love them both equally 7  [50.00%]
Don't like either 0  [0.00%]
Don't care / never listened to any of it 0  [0.00%]
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hiawatha Offline

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Posted: Jan. 04 2006, 13:30

Which of the two categories do you prefer? I tend to go for the covers, just to see how someone else's interepretation can shed new light on Oldfield's compositions.

"In the land of the Dacotahs,
Where the Falls of Minnehaha
Flash and gleam among the oak-trees,
Laugh and leap into the valley."
- Song of Hiawatha
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Bill Bobaggins Offline

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Posted: Jan. 04 2006, 17:37

I like both.  It's nice to hear someone else's version - for instance Tibor's cover of Mike's cover of Cook's Tune.  I also enjoy hearing music that has been inspired by fans.  I guess what I am saying is that I just like music, covers, inspirations, originals, whatever.

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Korgscrew Offline

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Posted: Jan. 05 2006, 03:37

I generally get most excited by good original compositions. That said, it's always great to hear a cover that presents an old work in new clothes. I think trying to closely recreate the original presents interesting challenges to the musician/engineer, and it's impressive to hear when something does get close...but perhaps also a little less inspiring. It's all good, I guess!
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