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Thread #166031   Message #4119971
Posted By: Tony Rees
14-Sep-21 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Making folk club recordings available
Subject: RE: Making folk club recordings available
Thanks PFR for your kind comment...

Just mulling over this further - I am certain that, in some cases, "original artists" can have a different viewpoint on this sort of material than "fans" or serious devotees of the music ... for the original artist, what they did 40, 20 years ago, or less, can be of little interest to them (apparently) since either they have moved on since, or may view early appearances with a certain "cringe factor" - I know I do! As per, "did I really look/play/sing like that back in those days". Hard to reconcile the two viewpoints, plus that of history to come... As you may sense from previous views expressed here, I am on the side of history, but agree that present views of of artists should be respected. What happens when some or all of us are later deceased is a different matter again, maybe...

Regards - Tony