WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy by David Leigh, Luke Harding
By David Leigh, Luke Harding
A staff of newshounds with exceptional within entry presents the 1st complete, in-depth account of WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, and the moral, criminal, and political controversies it has either exposed and provoked.
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So when you can condense a whole bunch of history of a relationship and get that out of the way and get to the heart of the matter, it’s so much fun to do. You can’t do it all the time, but it’s fun to try to do. I’ve heard that the song sat around for a few years. Max did a demo, and it laid around Sony/ Tree for like six years, then Pam Tillis discovered it somehow and they recorded it the next night. Imagine it taking six years. I heard so much crap on the radio in the meantime. I heard some great songs too, but a lot of ﬂops.
I think I just wanted him to always be the way he was in my mind. I had met some people that I wish I hadn’t, you know what I mean? Not that you wish you hadn’t, but he was just so special, he was so spiritual and out there anyway, I didn’t want nothing to blow the image. But at any rate, he was here recording and he wanted to do the song, so they notiﬁed me and I was so excited. So, the next thing they said was, ‘‘But you know Elvis has to have half the publishing on the song. ’’ I said, ‘‘Well, I’m really sorry, but I don’t give my publishing to nobody.
With covers of classics such as ‘‘I Can’t Stop Loving Her’’ and ‘‘You Don’t Know Me,’’ the album sold millions and helped Charles cross over to a white audience. Though it seems natural to mix and match styles these days, back then it was almost unheard of. ‘‘I wasn’t singing country and western. I was singing it like me,’’ said Charles with a laugh. Singing it his way is what this legendary performer continued to do, until his death on June 10, 2004, at the age of seventy-three. Whether it was a Beatles favorite, a Broadway show tune, a Pepsi jingle, or ‘‘America the Beautiful,’’ he made it a Ray Charles song.