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Thread #154408   Message #3706800
Posted By: GUEST,Fred McCormick
06-May-15 - 06:04 AM
Thread Name: Bill Leader / Trailer Records
Subject: RE: Bill Leader / Trailer Records
Sorry folks. I don't know what happened there but I managed to send the post before I'd finished and without going anywhere near the GO button! Here's the whole post. Can some kindly mudelf remove the previous one? Thanks

The possibility that someone might have thrown the master tapes out worries me too. However, if they no longer exist, that is not the insurmountable problem it might seem. I have nearly all the Leader LPs (but none of the Trailers). They're all in pretty good condition and remastered copies could certainly be taken from them.

That though leaves us with two problems.

1. We still have the usual shedload of legal difficulties which surround the reissue of any recorded material in copyright.

2. Did Leader just sell the finalised masters and unsold LPs to Dave Bulmer, or did he sell him all the stuff he recorded?

I ask, because record producers usually record more than would have comfortably fitted on a 12" LP. Therefore, are there lying in a vault somewhere unissued recordings that never made it onto the LPs by Charlie Wills, John Maguire etc? If so, are they salvageable?