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Thread #101458   Message #2046832
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
09-May-07 - 05:16 AM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Do I dare enter this can of worms?
Ah Well.

My feelings are this....

1. Bloke buys rights to loads of recordings. (all legal and above board)
2. Bloke then sits on them for 25 years, not making any money.
3. Bloke then watches many of the artists become incapacitated, or in the worst case scenario, dying.
4. Bloke refuses to enter partnership with said artists, to the mutual benifit of all.
5. Seems a bit silly to me.

As to the the bit about "No interest in the records"....
Well, why is there a programme about Bright Phoebus on BBC Radio4 this week?

In this programme, you say that there is no interest in this material. And, you have shed loads of vinyl that you can't get rid of...Huh?

Well sell them back to the artists. end of problem.

Free Reed have done some wonderful Box Sets of various artists over the last few years. Why sit on the marvellous collection that you have?

What is the point?

You make no money (Which I think you need), and the artists get nothing too. Who is the winner?

And the public are deprived of the best of that era of music.

I know this will get back to you Dave.
Do the deal... Please

Before it is too late.

And for Tony Rose and Lal Waterson it already is.

Ralph Jordan