Originally Posted by psycho_monkey
As i understand it, for re-releases of this song, the verve had the sample re-created to avoid having to give away all the money. Which suggests it's as much a mechanicals (sampling and releasing music without permission) as it was publishing.
There's a story of a producer hiring a bunch of guys to recreate a sample for this reason.
He booked the studio + musicians, tracked the sample, got it very, very close.
But it just wasn't the same.
So they used the original, but they said they used the recreation. Since all the billing, etc. existed, who could prove which they used?
True? I dunno, but I always wondered if it was about Bittersweet Symphony.