Thursday, 15 October 2009

Sad

It is an uncomfortable thing when people fall out, as sadly I seem to have done with the creator of the illustrations in the inlay booklet of Talking With Strangers. He requested that he should do the illustrations and I was delighted for him to do so and very beautiful they were, although they were his interpretations of the songs and not mine. I was a little perturbed, that, having agreed that he could write in his blog about how the work was progressing, that he was posting the illustrations wherever he could on the internet, thus removing one of the nicer surprises of the release. But what was done was done. And a couple of times I had to remind him that it was my album and that the drawings were definitely secondary to the music and not the other way round.
So all was well and under the terms of the contract copies of the album were sent to him after release, many more than he had asked for, and because the first box didn't arrive, more were sent to him in the USA where he lives. No more was heard, so the assumption was that they had arrived. But they hadn't as I discovered from reading his blog of yesterday and he has been really quite unpleasant about me and this has been most upsetting. I have commented on his blog, but it probably won't be allowed to appear... As he was also really quite offensive to Jon the manager, and was not happy to have his work on the US release, I have decided to take all his work off the inlay booklet and replace it with something else for all future releases. So this is very sad when a working relationship goes wrong. I have tried to fix it, but c'est la vie....

Onwards and upwards eh?

3 comments:

Kurt said...

Sorry to hear about the falling out.That's horrible.If all those records never reached him,where did they go?

One good thing to come out of it is that the original inlay will make the cd even more of a collector item.

Jude said...

Don't know Kurt, maybe trapped in customs? no-one in when they tried to deliver them? Stuck in a warehouse somewhere?
We will try to find out....

Renaud said...

Very sad and strange this story :(
Didn't manage to see the beautiful drawings as my promo copy has no libretto but it's sad sad sad!!