MadonnaTribe meets Sir Tim Rice
After Jamie King and Gardner Cole, we are proud to bring our readers one more impressive and
exclusive interview this month. This time we have the chance to meet with Sir Tim Rice, lyricist of Evita, who will be coming to MadonnaTribe next week to take us behind the scenes of the musical and the amazing Alan Parker film with Madonna.
In the meanwhile we are happy to present an exclusive preview of this interview in which Mr Rice discusses the song You Must Love Me. Enjoy
MadonnaTribe: You were asked to write a new song for the movie and you came up with You Must Love Me, an oscar winning composition. What is the idea behind the song and how was it conceived?
Tim Rice: The song was really just like all the songs in Evita, they aren’t written so much as songs but as episodes/scenes in telling a story, so in the original version, there was a lot of semi-sung dialogue, perhaps that’s a bit unfair on it, but it was quite a complicated musical passage between Peron and Eva, which I think the director felt wouldn’t translate very well onto film. So we decided to simplify that and put in a new song, which also gave us a shot at getting the Oscar because you can only win an Oscar with a new song. So I guess that was as much the reason as anything. We wanted a song that showed Eva’s thoughts as she was coming to terms with the fact that she was going to die.
MadonnaTribe: And Madonna performed it great in the movie…
Tim Rice: She did it very well, yes. It was a good record and a good performance and I was very pleased that it won the Oscar. I thought it was very bad luck on her that she wasn’t nominated for an Oscar.
MadonnaTribe: She did win the Golden Globe…
Tim Rice: Yeah, that was good! I was there the night she won that.
Full interview coming up next week on MadonnaTribe
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