IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: A BLOG BAND? (03/01/07)
Do you want to collaborate with other ‘Blog Irregulars’ to produce a version of the song to enter EMI’s ‘Arnold Layne’ contest? If so, please use this space to make arrangements.
The most simple way of doing this would be for individuals to record their parts to their computers via the basic Sound Recorder software and to upload the file to a shared ftp site, where one can then download everyone’s files and mix them to produce a complete track.
Of course, there are other alternatives and you have almost three weeks left.
The deadline is Monday 22 January, not Monday 15 January.
Let us know what you think and we’ll do our best to help.
However, please note that we will not allow any samples from the current versions of the song which are available in the market place. This must be entirely your own work.
As you’ll have seen from the Latest News page, we have a fantastic contest for you to win a day at Abbey Road’s famous studios, where you can record your very own version of ‘Arnold Layne’.
That’s not all. David will choose the winners and legendary designer, Storm Thorgerson, will design a logo for them.
Anyone can enter. You simply need to upload your own recording of ‘Arnold Layne’. Please click here for the competition rules, the sheet music, the original track, as well as the latest video. You can even pre-order the digital version of David’s forthcoming ‘Arnold Layne’ single (featuring the three gentlemen pictured above), which will be available for download from Christmas Day and in the shops on CD and vinyl the day after.
Don’t forget that you get the Mermaid Theatre version of ‘Comfortably Numb’ thrown in for free if you pre-order or purchase either the David Bowie version, or the three-track bundle (that’s Bowie’s version, Richard Wright’s version and David’s rendition of Syd Barrett’s ‘Dark Globe’), before 12PM (UK time) on Saturday 30 December.
This competition runs until Monday 22 January.
The very best of luck to all who enter.
Please note that our rule about linking to certain websites still applies. We will not be publishing links to any competition entries, so please don’t ask us to.