Joined: April 2003
||Posted: Nov. 01 2010, 16:08
|I asked him why he did it, and he said that he’d grown sick over the years of people “nicking the piece” – essentially copying the sound of Tubular Bells for any number of commercials and soundtracks – and making money from it, so he figured he’d nick the work himself and get some of that licensing money. |
Wow. If that is accurate, then that must be Mike's most frank statement about Tubular Bells II ever.
I don't think it's a crime to make music for money; I mean, everyone who's in the business is, to some extent, making music for money. But that is a pretty shocking revelation to come from Mike himself: it always felt to me like Tubular Bells II wasn't a matter of inspiration, but of convenience, and to have that more or less confirmed by Mike is sort of startling.
Yes, I do think there's some artistic merit in the album, but I think Schaefer has valid reasons to feel like that.
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