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    Downes' Recent Twitter Comments

    Someone posted to Geoff on Twitter regarding his shared writing credit with Wakeman & Anderson for the ABWH track "Brother of Mine".
    His reply to James Auman was curious & appears to be a sly shot at Anderson.

    Anyone read it differently?


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    Re: Downes' Recent Twitter Comments

    I didn't take it as anything but an explanation. He took high road, Imo. Still think it is cool they share a writing credit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrauman View Post
    I didn't take it as anything but an explanation.
    That goes for me as well. He is saying though that Anderson didn't write much in actuality for that particular song, that it was sort of an "arrangement" to credit him as indeed often happens and he cites examples. But since it is well known what Anderson had written before, it is also clear that Anderson doesn't belong in the line of Elvis/Spice Girls. So I read the two as seperate things 1) Anderson not really having written much for that particular song 2) an example of artists who generally made such arrangements.
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    Re: Downes' Recent Twitter Comments

    Quote Originally Posted by relayerone View Post
    Someone posted to Geoff on Twitter regarding his shared writing credit with Wakeman & Anderson for the ABWH track "Brother of Mine".
    His reply to James Auman was curious & appears to be a sly shot at Anderson.

    Anyone read it differently?
    Geoff and Steve only co-wrote the last part of that song "Long lost brother of mine". Thats the bit we're talking about eh?
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    Most of the lyrics earlier in the song are obviously Jon.
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    I try not to Twit nor Face.
    Felt I was being accused of being full of beans.

    Finished eating the beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discount Ministry View Post
    I try not to Twit nor Face.
    Me either.

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    I don't read any shot at Anderson, after all the song is credited to Anderson, Howe, Wakeman and Bruford + Downes

    If you feel Downes is having a shot at Anderson, should I ask why don't you feel it is a shot at Wakeman Snr and or Bruford ?

    Note Bruford and Howe get a credit on the Meeting and I doubt they did much writing for that!

    Good for Downes responding to a tweet, its a good song. I like that album despite the bad rap it has
    Last edited by xlink_nz; 2 Weeks Ago at 04:11 AM.

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    It's essentially about Steves's brother in New Zealand and the chorus is essentially his song as you will discover on Homebrew
    Last edited by sherwoodfish1; 2 Weeks Ago at 07:12 AM.

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    Elvis as in Elvis Presley? He got writing credits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceasar's Palace View Post
    Elvis as in Elvis Presley? He got writing credits?
    Yes; that's why Dolly Parton never let him record "I Will Always Love You"--Col. Tom Parker demanded a writing credit and therefore half Dolly's royalties as a writer.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/01/doll...s-presley.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlink_nz View Post
    I like that album despite the bad rap it has
    Never quite understood that.

    I prefer it to anything else from the Drama to Open Your Eyes run of albums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Burdon View Post
    Yes; that's why Dolly Parton never let him record "I Will Always Love You"--Col. Tom Parker demanded a writing credit and therefore half Dolly's royalties as a writer.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/01/doll...s-presley.html
    Thanks for the info! That wretched Parker. Too bad he was Dutch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RelayerI View Post
    Never quite understood that.

    I prefer it to anything else from the Drama to Open Your Eyes run of albums.
    Well....no one can force you to have good taste...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holland View Post
    Well....no one can force you to have good taste...
    True enough, but there's not that much competition in that run.

    I'd say Talk comes closest...
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    In that case, Bill should have pushed for a writing credit for Levin. Weak sauce...

    Seriously, I am curious who wrote what parts. Because some of it does sound pretty Jon and Rickish. Yes, Rickish... Not the Long Lost Brother of Mine section, obviously from the credits.

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    I did not see any shot. Did not know GD was in any way part of ABWH.
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    From what I understood, Jon had written most of the songs in sketch form and Steve and Rick fleshed it out. Steve brought some of his stuff to the table ("Birthright" he had started w/ Max Bacon for GTR, "Long Lost Brother" with Geoff for Asia). So, these pieces were brought into the fold and rearranged with many new Jon lyrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1yesfan View Post
    I did not see any shot. Did not know GD was in any way part of ABWH.
    No more than Prince was in The Bangles for writing Manic Monday.

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    I'm pretty sure at least one of them met him at some point.
    Felt I was being accused of being full of beans.

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