Moby ‎– 18 Interview

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Mute ‎– ICD STUMM 202
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1 How Did It Feel, Making Another Album Against The Backdrop Of 'Play' Selling 10 Million Copies? 1:06
2 Was There A Point When Scale Of The Success Of 'Play' Actually Hit You And You Realised What It Meant? 1:11
3 Did You Have A Sense Of Vindication About Your Success, Because There Have Been Times When People Have Been Sceptical About What You Do? 0:46
4 In Retrospect, What Are Your Feelings Regarding The Use Of The Music From 'Play' In Advertising Or Film? 1:06
5 Following The Commercial Success Of 'Play', How Do You Feel About The Old Cliché Of Wealth Being Corrosive To The Soul? Do You Find There's Any Truth In That? 1:31
6 When You Came To Make '18' Did You Have A Really Clear Idea About What You Wanted To Do? 0:59
7 Were You Planning '18' While You Were Touring, Because You Toured For Two Years Pretty Much Beforehand? 0:50
8 After The Release Of 'Play', You Were Quoted As Saying You Wanted To Make An Album In The Spirit Of Bill Withers Or Al Green Meeting Massive Attack. Was That Still In Your Mind When You Actually Started To Make It? 0:59
9 Do You Think The Punk Rock Thing Has Gone Forever? You Laughed At The Success Of 'Everything Is Wrong', You Made 'Animal Rights' And You Said That Was Like A Contrary Thing To Do. Do You Think That Now You've Abandoned That Kind Of Oppoditional Thing? 0:51
10 So The Kind Of Stuff That You Were Listening To That Was Feeding Into This New Record Was Old Soul And R&B? 0:36
11 The Album Was Recorded From February 2001 To Recently. What Else Was Happening Around That Time? 1:26
12 How Much Of The Material On '18' Was Written After September The 11th? 0:30
13 There's A Wide Range Of Musical Styles On '18'. Was That A Deliberate Decision When You Set Out To Make The Record? 0:52
14 The New Album Deals With Extreme Emotions, Which Is What You've Always Done. How Do You Get Yourself Into The State Of Mind Where You Can Produce That Kind Of Material, When You Have To Do It Every Day? 1:34
15 Is There A Direct Correlation Between What's Going On In Your Life At The Time And The Way Your Music Evolves Or Is It More A Question Of Drawing On The History Of The Emotional Experience? 0:29
16 In Terms Of Putting This Record Together, Did You Bring In Any Other People As Players Or At A Production Level? 0:25
17 Do You Ever Consider The Idea Of Working With Other Musicians? 0:29
18 On '18' Did You Want To Make Less Obvious Use Of Samples? 0:50
19 After The Success Of 'Play', You Had A Great Abundance Of Possibilities. Was Having Such Huge Resources Available To You A Problem? 1:46
20 The Album Starts With 'We Are All Made Of Stars', Which Is A Kind Of Euphoric, Anthemic Thing With Guitars And Synthesizers. How Did That Come About? 1:51
21 In Terms Of When You Are Looking For Samples, What Is The Process? Do You Have A Library? 0:25
22 What Are You Looking For In A Voice When You Are Searching For A Suitable Sample? 0:52
23 Which Vocalists Feature On 'Jam For The Ladies'? 0:56
24 'Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)', Was That Really The Day Before Your Birthday? Was That A Literal Title? 0:32
25 Does 'Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)' Feature A Sampled Vocal Or Performance? 0:32
26 Are You Ever Surprised At How Well Songs Featuring Vocal Samples Turn Out? 0:54
27 Can You Tell Us About The Piece You Were Asked To Compose For The Olympics? 0:49
28 In Order To Write The Piece For The Olympics Did You Have To Visualise The Event, Because It Was To Be Used For The Moment They Extinguish The Torch. 0:29
29 'Harbour' Is The Song With Vocals From Sinéad O' Connor. How Did You End Up Working With Her? 0:36
30 Did You Meet Sinéad And Work With Her On The Track? 1:00
31 'Great Escape' Features Another Female Vocalist. Who Is That? 0:23
32 'Fireworks' Seems To Hark Back To Some Of The Ambient Minimalist Instrumentals You've Done Previously. Is That Area Of Music Still An Interest To You? 0:37
33 'Extreme Ways' Features One Of The Fullest Lyrics On The Album. Could You Tell Us Something About This Song? 0:54
34 Can You Tell Us Something About 'Sleep Alone'? 1:11
35 What About 'At Least We Tried'? 1:16
36 Who Sang The Vocals On 'At Least We Tried'? 0:37
37 'Look Back In' Acts As A Kind Of Musical Interlude On The Album. Did You Compose The Piece With This Specific Perpose In Mind? 0:44
38 Towards The End Of The Album There Are Two Songs, 'The Rafters' And 'I'm Not Worried At All', Which Seem To Be A Lot More Joyful. Was That Intentional? 1:27
39 Who Was The Vocalist On 'I'm Not Worried At All'? 0:11
40 Did You Think The Ammount Of Different Musical Influences On '18' Make It A Difficult Album For The Listener To Understand? 1:15
41 Do You Think That Your Life Experiences Have Made It Possible For You To Make Particularly Moving Music? 0:46
42 Previous Albums Have Come With Statements, Essays On Religion And Animal Rights. Is There Going To Be Anything Similar On This One? 1:15
43 Are You Planning To Tour This Record As Hard As You Did With 'Play'? 1:18
44 Are You Ready To Go Through The Media Treadmill All Over Again? 0:50
45 Do You Think We're In A Good Phase For Pop Music At The Moment Or Do You Think It's Harder For People Who Are Unorthodox, Like You Are Thought To Be? 1:19
46 Do You Have Total Confidence That You Are Achieving Everything You Want To Achieve In Life By Working Exclusively With Music? 1:08
47 Is There Anything That You Particularly Want To Persue Outside Of Music? 0:20
48 Do You Have A Long Term Plan - A Long Term Moby Plan? 0:43
49 Why Do You Think You've Collaborated With So Many Diverse Artists Over The Course Of Your Carreer? 1:30
50 Last Question - So What Would Be Better: An Appearance In South Park Or Selling More Than 10 Million Albums? 0:29

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Notes

This limited promotional CD is an interview with Moby, split into 50 tracks. Only Moby can be heard, not the interviewer. The inside cover includes the list of questions, accompanied by the first few seconds' worth of Moby's responses. Listed below are the questions that Moby was asked, with track times for his answers. ~2 seconds of silence at the end of the previous track seperate each answer.

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