“Lovers of print are simply confusing the plate for the food.”
― Douglas Adams
Here is an interesting idea. In a medium where revenue is shifting from recording/reproduction due to streaming and .99 downloads toward performance again Beck looks forward to the pre-broadcast past. Before radio, records, 8 Tacks, CDs and mp3s the way to disseminate your work to a mass audience was to publish it as sheet music. (Perhaps there is hope for print books yet?) ~eP
What a beautiful and brilliant concept! I can’t wait to hear the endless interpretations that come from this project, as explained by NME:
The sheet music will come with full colour art works for each song as well as a hardcover carrying case. Two of the 20 songs are instrumentals. The ‘album’ features the tracks ‘Do We? We Do’ and ‘Don’t Act Like Your Heart Isn’t Hard’. The idea behind the release is for fans to play the songs and ‘bring them to life’ themselves.