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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just looking at the booklet for MIH; the "Special Thanks to:" section. I can understand the thanks to Freddie's friends, and some of the other names that are mentioned, and to The Red Special, Guild Guitars, Vox Amplifiers, Sleishman Drums, Zildjian, etc...

...but the composer Frederick Delius?

Anyone know why?

(So someone like me would see it and ask a question about it on a message board years later? If so, they succeeded in their mission, LOL).


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It is called inspiration, and this is very common in the music industry. I also think Delius was one of Freddie's favourite composers.

Don't ask me which track was physically inspired by Delius (I guess track 13 springs to mind) as it may be a conceptional thing rather than an actual track.

Finally, one of the most powerful professional musical software packages is also called Delius, so it could also refer to the way the album was cut in the studio.

At the end of the day though, I still favour the inspiration theory (because it is both simple and elegant) but, there is no way I can demonstrate this to be so.

I hope this is useful to you in some way!


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 01:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, John S Stuart. It's useful. :)

I guess I was wondering why specifically Delius, as opposed to Britten, or anyone else, for that matter.

(I know about a software program called Sibelius...)



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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

beautifulsoup wrote:


(I know about a software program called Sibelius...)


Actually, I think they are made by the same company - so Delius is the Sibelius upgrade (or vice versa) I am not that musical - so I really don't know which is which. Sorry.


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, you're thinking of Sibelius John (re the software package), although it would have nothing to do with how the album was cut in the studio, being as it is a programme primarily concerned with the writing, publishing and notation of music, rather than recording.


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's also musical hardware/software named Elgar, Purcell and, actually, Delius, but this Delius is definitely not the one to which you were referring.


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy: Thanks for that - as I alluded to above, this is not my area of expertise, so I guess we return full circle back to the inspiration theory?


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inspiration theory works for me! :)


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Inspiration sounds good to me also.

I'm not familiar with Delius' ouevre, but there's something in It's A Beautiful Day that sounds like it might have been 'inspired' by something classical; it's a brief cello-type line that occurs somewhere towards the end I think.


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