Friday, March 24, 2006

Neil Gaiman tribute cd in the works

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Via The Great Curve: Billboard reports that "An album inspired by the work of prolific author Neil Gaiman will be released this summer by Philadelphia-based independent label Dancing Ferret Discs. The project, tentatively titled 'Where's Neil When You Need Him?,' is expected to arrive July 18, according to Dancing Ferret principal Patrick Rodgers.

"Rodgers, who is came up with the album's concept and is acting as music supervisor, asked artists he knew were fans of the writer to compose material based on their favorite Gaiman character or story. Some fashioned songs after his more popular work, such as the comic book series 'The Sandman,' while others took their inspiration from such rare pieces as his short story 'The Goldfish Pool.'

"Tori Amos, Tapping The Vein, Schandmaul, ThouShaltNot, the Cruxshadows, Lunascape and 11 other artists will contribute songs. Dave McKean is doing the album's art, and Gaiman will write the liner notes."

(Victor probably read The Sandman in high school, so he can ignore this post)