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Thread #101458   Message #2047431
Posted By: SylviaN
09-May-07 - 07:38 PM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Just listened to the replay of the "Lost Albums" programme, which brought back many wonderful memories. I'm lucky to be one of those that bought one of the 1000 good copies of Bright Phoebus. It is one of my favourite albums, and always will be.

I'm adding my voice to Ralphie's, hoping that this does reach Bulmer.

Dave, some of my memories of the time leading up to the original release of Bright Phoebus were of the great folk scene in Leeds, including the University folk club that you ran. A great club that sponsored and nurtured an atmosphere where we could perform and learn about folk music (and, in the student's union, the beer was cheap). In those days, I considered you a friend.

Of course, we were younger, innocent, naive perhaps, but less hardened and life was still full the promise of good things to come. Then I moved away from Leeds. Since then, we met only the once, at Redcar Folk Festival in 1990 when I returned from living in Spain, remember.

Life doesn't always turn out as we expect or hope. It still bewilders me that you have managed to anger so many people, some of them are friends of mine today. I can't see how what they are asking would mean any kind of financial disaster for you, hence my bewilderment. As Ralphie says, what is wanted is something to "everyone's mutual benefit".

Please get this sorted, get involved with some open and honest discussions. I've always thought that generosity, whether financial or of spirit, makes good business sense. Under other circumstances, I would have bought a Bright Phoebus CD for myself, and several more to give away to friends. As things stand at the moment, I can't.