Mudcat Café message #2048986 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101458   Message #2048986
Posted By: GUEST,Devil's Advocate
11-May-07 - 05:24 AM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Early - you have said that Mr Bulmer has stated that "his only motive over the years ,and he is pssionate about, this was to preserve the music." I am perplexed by this. I have bought recordings over the years, but in the 70's did not buy nearly enough of the stuff that I would really die to get my hands on now - for example, with the exception of a film recording of Cecilia Costello made when she was an extremely elderly lady, and well past her prime,and was speaking rather than singing the words of her songs (interesting from an archival point of view) I have never yet heard her singing at all. I fail to see how stashing master tapes away constitutes "preserving the music" - yes, it's there (somewhere) and in safe keeping ,but the whole point of music is that it should be HEARD. If the recordings are not released for public consumption,(and I don't mean on CD-R's) how can "preserving the music " come into it. And that's before you even start looking at the morality of the situation re 70's revivalist recordings .