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Thread #66953   Message #1115700
Posted By: The Borchester Echo
14-Feb-04 - 04:46 AM
Thread Name: BBC Working Lunch Jim Moray and ..
Subject: RE: BBC Working Lunch Jim Moray and ..
OK, I've now seen it. On production costs, Jim said it rather depended how much value could be put upon time. The dog remark was referring to sales figures of Sweet England so far.

Eliza pointed out the realities of a record company advance explaining that it was not cash up front but had to be used to pay for studio hire and musicians' wages.

Both acquitted themselves admirably. Only presenter Adrian Chiles left with egg on his face after first remarking that Jim wasn't wearing white socks and sandals then asserting that no-one would describe Sweet Engand as folk if Rod Stewart were to sing it.

Eliza exploded the myth that what she did was exclusively traditional and Jim emphasised how the music was 'just great songs' and expressed his especial gratitude to those outside the 'insular folk community' whose interest was becoming aroused.

Good on both of 'em! Way to go...