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Thread #9283   Message #60033
Posted By: Charlie Baum
24-Feb-99 - 01:39 PM
Thread Name: Stingy CD Reissues - why so few cuts?
Subject: RE: Stingy CD Reissues - why so few cuts?
I suppose one other possibility, if you're going to reissue an LP in CD format, is to take the extra information-carrying capacity of the CD and use it to convey text, photos, and documentary material not on the original LP: analyses, reviews, biographies, updates on the performer's life, PDF versions of the performer's current web page. You can even put on film clips--music videos. The Smithsonian Folkways reissue of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Music added this sort of material. That way, you get all the stuff you would have gotten on the original LP, programmed in the same order, and you still feel like you're getting a lot more when you buy the new fancy format.

--Charlie Baum