Ding-dong as Old­field fumes over free­bie

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

Poor Mike Old­field. It seems that no-one told him that his Tubu­lar Bells album would be given away free with the Mail On Sun­day.

From the sound of his let­ter to in­dus­try trade pa­per Mu­sic Week slam­ming EMI Records for this over­sight, Old­field must have found out only when he went down the shops to get a sliced pan and the Sun­day pa­pers.

“EMI’s de­ci­sion to give away Tubu­lar Bells was taken with­out my agree­ment or even the sim­ple cour­tesy of EMI telling me about it,” he fumed.

“To group real mu­sic with cheap loan leaflets and the other free­bies that fall out of most publi­ca­tions is to de­value it.”

Easy like Sun­day morn­ing? Not for Mike Old­field it isn’t

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