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Thread #165320 Message #3978293
Posted By: GUEST,matt milton
22-Feb-19 - 04:03 AM
Thread Name: Celtic Music wins in court (Bright Phoebus)
Subject: RE: Celtic Music wins in court (Bright Phoebus)
While pressing up vinyl is a lot more expensive than making CDs, it is a lot more profitable if you do it sensibly. There's a limit to how much people are prepared to spend on a CD. Whereas are people are prepared to spend a lot more money for vinyl; especially if you throw in all the bells and whistles like 'limited edition heavyweight vinyl, gatefold, free poster' and whatnot.
That kind of thing won't work if you're just starting out but it seems to work brilliantly for any albums or artists with cult status. Just look at the remastered Bagpuss vinyl reissue.
Whether or not Celtic music currently have the money to press up vinyl (or CD) of Nic Jones albums seems a fairly moot point and even more so given none of us have access to their bank account; if you're a record label it's a bit weird not to do the stuff that record labels do. That's the main complaint that all the musicians have.
Typing this has made me wonder why there isn't a heavyweight vinyl remaster of Shirley Collins classics like 'Anthems in Eden' and 'Death and the Lady'. They would sell like hot cakes, given her iconic status and story. Maybe there has been and I don't know about it.