Derek Shulman interview in Finnish magazine

From The Gentle Giant Home Page

This interview with Derek Shulman was submitted by Petri Heinonen (thanks!) after he discovered it in an unidentified Finnish magazine. He writes: "The story was based on 55 minute telephone conversation, so it's quite long - I don't have guts to translate the whole damn thing (it's written in Finnish). Anyway here's some excerpts that I found interesting...."

The interview

Q: You have composed music to the movie "The Adventures of Robin Hood". Would you tell something about that?

Derek: We have been asked many times to make scores to films...About this Robin Hood -project...as a matter of fact, I'm not sure if they are using our music. We did the theme-melody which is "Talybont" from "Free Hand."

Q: How about "On Reflection" from the same LP, has it anything to do with that movie?

Derek: No. We have a couple of songs in stock for the Robin Hood but they are still sort of up in the air.

[[[Dan]]'s note: more Robin Hood music appeared on Under Construction].

Q: "Has Giant's music been printed yet?"

Derek: "Yes. I don't read or produce notes myself [re.who reads?] but Kerry does, and he has told that they look pretty interesting [laughing]. Having seen our music printed many people have came to us suggesting a co-operation. For example The Symphony Orchestra of Cinncinnati is one of those. We met them as we were touring in the US and they wanted us to build a big orchestral concept around one our albums [he did not mention which one] and then touring with them around the globe. Anyway, we have cancelled all these sort of events before our band has made a breakthrough in a really large scale..."