The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101866   Message #2073261
Posted By: Steve Shaw
10-Jun-07 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
Subject: RE: master tapes [re:Phoebus/Bulmer !!!?]
ME: I don't want to hear re-recorded versions of wonderful original albums. I want to hear the originals, on CD with the best quality sound that can be applied to them. I want to know that the artist is getting his/her proper recompense.   But above all I want my heritage back.

JOE: OK, so that's part of the argument. You want to hear music you grew up with.

I didn't grow up with it. My greatest love is traditional Irish music but I didn't hear anything by Planxty until 1990 when I was 40. I didn't hear Nic Jones until the re-release of Penguin Eggs in the 90s - I bought the CD after reading a Colin Irwin review in Folk Roots as it was then. I now have all the recent Nic Jones live recordings and I have a crappy old pirated cassette (from ancient vinyl albums, not Bulmer CD-Rs!) of Ballads and Songs and Noah's Ark Trap. There must be hundreds of people like me who didn't grow up with it but who now realise that this is our heritage. It is incredibly precious, and for someone to sit on it and deprive us all from possessing it is no less wrong than would be the closing down of Stonehenge or a mighty cathedral. That, and the refusal to allow Nic Jones to make at least a bit of a living from his wonderful work, is what this is all about.