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Thread #101458   Message #2061197
Posted By: GUEST,Ralphie
26-May-07 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus/Watersons/Bulmer
Wall, Head, Hitting, Brick Re-Arrange.

Several artists have been trying for countless years to buy back their material, but have got nowhere.
Dave B doesn't do deals.
You ask me to put up my money...Hah!
I'm on a pension. Nuff said.

For the entire Leader catalogue (listed above) I think Dave would expect to be paid a figure with several noughts before giving in!!

But, as he hasn't spoken to anyone nobody really has a clue what his price would be.
Meanwhile he's not making anything either. What a ridiculous situation.

As for the other bits, Yes Optical soundtracks on film are the norm, but I'm sure that a stripe "tape-like" audio track was used at sometime as well.
Not really into film soundtracks. Prepared to be corrected.

The line that creased me up was (ands I quote)
"Re the Earths magnetic field becoming weak, will this stop me falling out of bed"...????

Who said it was getting weak?
It is weak anyway, yes strong enough to divert solar wind from frying us all, and creating the two Auroras at opposite ends of the planet, but nowhere near strong enough to affect the information stored on tape, If it was, all those Radio shows recorded in the 50's would be unplayable now, and they are not unplayable. Hence the success of BBC 7.

The reason you fall out of bed is due to a force called Gravity. Hope that has cleared that one up.

If you want a blow by blow account of how and why the BBC set up the Radio Archiving project a few years ago, then I will tell you the history, but it's seriously off topic in this thread.