Great Quotations: Beck

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“This was a very disciplined process. It was like putting an X-ray or a magnifying glass on your own songwriting – it’s right there, its weaknesses glaring. Half the time I’m rewriting at the last minute. Out of 20 songs, if I’m lucky one out of 10 will hold up. So I’ll be more exacting. Though, I’ve done this before, with Sea Change. I put those songs under the microscope, took out lines that were too easy.”

Beck discusses composing the Beck Hansen Song Reader, his new album of sheet music (via The Gaurdian)

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