FM089

Composer Interviews no 1

Carey Blyton, interviewed by Peter Thompson

ISBN 0-9535125-2-5 (second edition)

Carey Blyton

£7.00

…a genuine snip
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This extended interview of Carey Blyton by his friend and former pupil Peter Thompson was conducted at the very end of 1999, only a couple of years before Carey died – at a time when his final compositions were already conceived, if not yet written down. Over around twenty pages, the interview discusses many aspects of Carey Blyton’s life and musical career, and includes a detailed account of the story behind Bananas in Pyjamas.

Second Edition: Copies of the original edition ran out in Carey Blyton’s 80th anniversary year, so Fand decided to revamp the publication and produce a new edition with extra material. The interview itself is unchanged except for the correction of minor errors and the addition of a few extra details relating to recent publications. However, a new four-page essay by Peter Thompson, written for the 80th anniversary year, has also been included, and the booklet is laid out in an attractive new style of presentation. The new edition was launched at the Carey Blyton & Friends 80th Anniversary Concert.

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  Author Title
Carey BlytonComposer Interviews no 1
Carey Blyton, interviewed by Peter Thompson
ISBN 0-9535125-2-5 (second edition)
# Author(s) Chapter
1Peter Thompson
Carey Blyton
Introduction
2Interview: Carey Blyton
3Carey Blyton at Fand
4An Anniversary Reminiscence

Catalogue code: FM089Published: 19th May 2012
Entry last updated: 25th May 2012