Here are two important details about Stewart Copeland. First is that he was the drummer for The Police. Second is that he composed the soundtracks to the three authentic Spyro The Dragon video games. You’ll have to hold each of these issues in thoughts for this story.
Copeland was lately interviewed by Vulture, and on the very finish, after spending an age speaking about his previous, his musical tastes and a few ideas on folks’s reception to his and The Police’s work, he recounts a narrative in regards to the personal faculty his youngsters go to, and the way he had a deeply coincidental assembly with one mum or dad particularly. As he remembers:
My youngsters go to personal faculty on the west aspect of Los Angeles, and so they have annual gala occasions and fundraisers. The mother and father donate one thing like two weeks in a Swiss chalet or no matter, and I’m the cheapskate, so I say, “Drum lesson by Stewart Copeland.” At some level, a dad brings his child over and the child may care much less, however the dad’s fanboying in regards to the Police. Basically, I inform the dads tales and present the youngsters learn how to maintain the sticks. But one yr, a dad comes over with no child. He desires a drum lesson. It’s a reasonably costly faculty. He will need to have achieved one thing in life. I present him a couple of issues on the drums. I’m gently looking for out, “Are you a musician? You play in a band?” But he sees my Spyro body, which says triple platinum. He says, “Oh, Spyro. Do you get pleasure from these video games?” I stated, “Yeah. I’m truly considering of taking Spyro and orchestrating it and turning it into an orchestral piece. I simply have to seek out the man who now owns the copyright.” And he responded, “I will help you with that. I personal them. I’m the CEO of Activision. Now that you simply point out it, we should reissue that sport.” So two years later, they reissued it. They rebuilt it from the bottom up.
Now that he’s talked about it, in case you’ve ever puzzled what Spyro would sound like with an orchestra, Copeland has certainly gone on to play a few of it (alongside his different hits) with a stay accompaniment, as you may see under: