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Thread #94776   Message #1840982
Posted By: Geoff Wallis
22-Sep-06 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy
Subject: RE: Reflections/Criticism of Peter Kennedy

Sorry, I should have pointed this out. When I met James to discuss the tunes which would have appeared on the album (I only know about this because I have a copy of the aborted project) he remembered absolutely nothing about Feldman. Further questioning revealed that no contract had been signed nor had James ever given anyone permission for his music to be reproduced in any kind of format elsewhere - for those familiar with James this is long before 'The Brass Fiddle' or his solo CD for Claddagh.

In other words, Feldman slipped James a few bob for recording him and thought he could get away with releasing those tracks on a commercial album without any attempt to sign a contract or seek the musician's permission.

Come to think of it, this is far worse than Kennedy's activities.