8 pieces of music that have ‘inspired’ my next album

(Just inspired and influenced. I haven’t stolen anything in a way that would stand up in court!)

1. Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin (The big sweeping melody from the end)

2. Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini (The big sweeping melody from the middle)

3. Red by King Crimson

4. Epiphany from Sweeney Todd (What? I like this musical!)

5. Tarkus by ELP

6. Random bits from Phantom of the Opera (Yeah, I like that musical too. Stop judging me! I bet you enjoyed some 80s synth pop or BackStreet boys or something.)

7. Can-Utility and the Coastliners by Genesis

8. Scenes from a Memory by Dream Theater (Is this more embarrassing than the musicals? DT are a bit of a Marmite band aren’t they?)