11/11/09 - Interviews (Magazine Edition)

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11/11/09 - Interviews (Magazine Edition)

Jamie
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11 Nov 2009, 00:12 #1

So it's time for the long-promised 'interviews' update. Before we get into those, however, forum member Cibachrome Blue has spotted an extremely wise post by Thomas Dolby on his website, reviewing 'Let's Change the World' and giving us some background info on the struggle to get it produced. You can read it here.

Our first interview was sent in by Joe Costello, and comes from Q magazine, in December 1988. As ever, it's totally different from anything we've read before, and is a fascinating insight into the time when 'Jordan' was one of the unreleased projects we could be teased about...you can read it here, here, and here.

Miranda Diboll has sent in a short but witty interview from the London Metro magazine in 1999, which you can have a browse through here. J.P.M. Thursfield has provided a review of Jordan from the first issue of 'Vox' magazine, September 1990, viewable here, as well as a four-part interview from our old friends 'Mojo' in May 1997, revealing why Dolby didn't produce 'Andromeda', among other things. You can see that here, here, here, and then here.

I shall leave you to ponder those for a while, and return soon with three audio interviews that I've been sitting on (metaphorically) for a good few weeks.
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11 Nov 2009, 08:44 #2

Great stuff, Jamie! This is pure gold.
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11 Nov 2009, 19:57 #3

Thanks Jamie and the contributors..I tracked down this rare small interview from a Manchester fanzine in 1985.



sorry about the blur,it scanned in fine! If you 'save as' then zoom in it's just about readable ..But if anyone wants a copy of the scans PM me
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11 Nov 2009, 23:11 #4

rock smith @ Nov 11 2009, 07:57 PM wrote: if anyone wants a copy of the scans PM me
Me! Send them to me!
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12 Nov 2009, 15:56 #5

Jamie @ Nov 11 2009, 11:11 PM wrote:
rock smith @ Nov 11 2009, 07:57 PM wrote: if anyone wants a copy of the scans PM me
Me! Send them to me!
A.D scans
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12 Nov 2009, 17:41 #6

Rock, you rock. Rock on. (copyright David Essex)

And you Jamie - sorry. forgot.
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12 Nov 2009, 18:55 #7

Top man Rock ,another gem.!
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03 Dec 2009, 21:39 #8

Jamie @ Nov 11 2009, 01:12 AM wrote: I shall return soon with three audio interviews that I've been sitting on (metaphorically) for a good few weeks.
???
I feel nothing but pride – that’s all I do feel: an empty pride, a hopeless vanity, a dreadful arrogance, a stupefyingly futile conceit. But at least it’s something to hang on to.
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04 Dec 2009, 23:25 #9

Jim_Williams @ Dec 3 2009, 09:39 PM wrote:
Jamie @ Nov 11 2009, 01:12 AM wrote: I shall return soon with three audio interviews that I've been sitting on (metaphorically) for a good few weeks.
???
Don't worry, I haven't forgotten! I have some other stuff to do first, but I will get to it. Audio interviews need some solid hours of work to get decently uploaded.
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05 Dec 2009, 11:07 #10

:)
I feel nothing but pride – that’s all I do feel: an empty pride, a hopeless vanity, a dreadful arrogance, a stupefyingly futile conceit. But at least it’s something to hang on to.
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10 Dec 2009, 14:03 #11

Get on with it! Hurry, will ya! :P
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16 Dec 2009, 09:55 #12

does it include the great one from backstage in Manchester 1984?
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16 Dec 2009, 17:04 #13

rock smith @ Dec 16 2009, 09:55 AM wrote: does it include the great one from backstage in Manchester 1984?
No...where do I find that?
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17 Dec 2009, 09:18 #14

Any chance of hearing these interviews before Christmas, Jamie? :)
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17 Dec 2009, 15:58 #15

Rivermoving @ Dec 17 2009, 09:18 AM wrote: Any chance of hearing these interviews before Christmas, Jamie?  :)
Oh, probably! Who knows eh. But this is a hectic time of year, I can barely keep up with my emails...

At least they're in demand!
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