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Old 09-28-2021, 05:21 AM
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Blue Light, on the self-titled album, has a chorus lifted from the 19th century piano piece Chopsticks.

Not the first time Lindsey's lifted heavily from a (usually) non-copyrighted source - others include:

Eyes of the World (Pachelbel's Canon)
Murrow Turning Over In His Grave (Black Betty by Leadbelly)
When She Comes Down (Wild Mountain Thyme aka Go Lassie Go)
One Take (One Toke Over the Line by Brewer & Shipley)

Anyone know of anymore?
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:28 AM
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On Tango, “You and I Part II” quotes from March of the Wooden Soldiers, Tchaikovsky’s Nutctacker.

Christine gets in the game, too: the coda of “Everywhere” quotes the melody from Rhapsody on a Theme from Paginini”—Rachmaninoff.

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Old 09-28-2021, 08:42 AM
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How about the Instrumental Intro to Don't Look Down?
Is that borrowing?
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:17 AM
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On Tango, “You and I Part II” quotes from March of the Wooden Soldiers, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker.
Just gave it a play but the similarity seems kind of tenuous. I'll let you in on a secret though - on the last line of the instrumental break I think of a couple of nursery rhymes "...and said what a good boy am I", "...and pretty maids all in a row"

Christine gets in the game, too: the coda of “Everywhere” quotes the melody from Rhapsody on a Theme from Paginini”—Rachmaninoff.[/QUOTE]

I have to admit the ending of Everywhere is the only bit of it I've ever much liked. Sorry - I didn't dig it even when I bought Tango when it was new (my introduction to Mac when I was 13). Again a much more subtle similarity, having just given it a play on YouTube but maybe I just need to listen harder.

Actually the shimmery introduction is kind of cool too.
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I have to admit the ending of Everywhere is the only bit of it I've ever much liked. Sorry - I didn't dig it even when I bought Tango when it was new (my introduction to Mac when I was 13).
I never really saw the appeal to the studio version of Everywhere. It's a little blah to my ears and still is. Though I thought they have always nailed it live.
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Murrow—your like or dislike of those songs is immaterial to me. I was just answering your question about borrowing. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov are fun sources to pluck from.
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Murrow—your like or dislike of those songs is immaterial to me. I was just answering your question about borrowing. Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov are fun sources to pluck from.
I know dude, it was just a comment. I agree they are fun sources to pluck from.
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How about the Instrumental Intro to Don't Look Down?
Is that borrowing?
Not that I'm aware of.
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Old 09-29-2021, 03:42 AM
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Not that I'm aware of.
Actually, it is! I remember hearing a piece of classical music years ago, that was identical to the instrumental opening, and leaping off my sofa in recognition.

In an interview promoting his Solo Anthology, Linmdsey mentioned that it was adapted from a piece by Christoph Willibald Gluck (German composer). I have searched long and hard but I have not yet managed to identify the piece - the search continues!
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Blue Light, on the self-titled album, has a chorus lifted from the 19th century piano piece Chopsticks.

Not the first time Lindsey's lifted heavily from a (usually) non-copyrighted source - others include:

Eyes of the World (Pachelbel's Canon)
Murrow Turning Over In His Grave (Black Betty by Leadbelly)
When She Comes Down (Wild Mountain Thyme aka Go Lassie Go)
One Take (One Toke Over the Line by Brewer & Shipley)

Anyone know of anymore?
GOS words, of course. Very clever use. People kept asking me what it meant and they didn’t quite believe me when I explained the arduous process of making perfume. It’s one of my favorite things that he’s done.
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Of course, there is the whole track to the “Illume” song. Oy, that.
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Of course, there is the whole track to the “Illume” song. Oy, that.
please to explain.
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please to explain.
I believe the gent refers to the coincidental musical similarities between Richard Ashcroft's 1999 New York and FM's 2003 Illume (9/11).





Also little known is that Holiday Road was originally a Hungarian traditional folk song and that the lyrics to Go Your Own Way were lifted word for word from a 1976 Japanese car commercial.
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