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Old 14th June 2007 | Show parent
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I think that it has often been the case where elements from the "demo" have found their way on to the "master". The reason for using the quotation marks is that it is not always the case that the demo is inferior to the master, some may say especially with my stuff, however that's another matter! There was (is) one particular artist that I've worked with intensively where demo parts or recordings made significant contributions to the final master. One world wide hit has the signature keyboard part transferred from cassette! There is an argument that with the advent of digital technology the problem of using home recorded stuff is less problematic but counter to that standpoint is the fact that there is considerably more opportunity to screw the thing up now.

Generally though I applaud the artist taking the stance that they have done something they think is marvellous and want it on their album.