Lindsey Buckingham has solved a case of accidental plagiarism after recording a track he forgot he didn’t write, its creators reported.
The former Fleetwood Mac guitarist released “Swan Song” (available below) on his self-titled solo album, which arrived in September. He had been given the demo it was based on over 20 years ago, and over time, he hadn’t realized he hadn’t written it.
Originally titled “Mind’s Eye”, the track was actually submitted by musicians Jordon Zadorozny and Brad Laner. âMy thought was, ‘How do I know this song and why do I suspect I’ve sung it before? “,” Zadorozny said. Twirl in a recent interview. “It was a weird feeling of dÃ©jÃ vu, but a dÃ©jÃ vu where your hero sings your song.”
The incident had its roots in 2000, when he was invited to work with Buckingham on two songs. He had invited Laner to participate, and then Laner had given Buckingham a CD of song demos. âIt was obnoxious of meâ¦ But there was no way I couldn’t give Lindsey Buckingham a CD,â Laner said.
The three artists had not interacted for 19 years when Zadorozny told Laner about “Swan Song”. They decided to pursue the issue through Buckingham’s management, sending in a version of “Mind’s Eye” and photos to prove that the trio had worked together before. âHe’d taken our song, demo it himself, put it away for a rainy day,â Zadorozny said, âand, in the end, 16 or 17 years later, he found this demo and thought, “It’s a cool thing I did in 2000.”
Once Buckingham became aware of the problem, he agreed to a payment with the writers and added their names to the song’s credits. Future releases of the album will include these credits. “When this unintentional and unintentional use was brought to the attention of Lindsey, he quickly realized his mistake and a friendly resolution was reached by all parties,” his management said. Twirl.
âIt’s beautiful,â Laner said of the track. âHe made it his own, and it’s a pleasure. I have no complaints about it. Zadorozny added, âThere is hardly anyone else that I would rather have my music on the album. I am grateful to Lindsey for rediscovering this piece of music and I love what he did with it.
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