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Thread #9283 Message #60062
Posted By: Rick Fielding
24-Feb-99 - 05:58 PM
Thread Name: Stingy CD Reissues - why so few cuts?
Subject: RE: Stingy CD Reissues - why so few cuts?
Back a few years ago I'm told that an album was what would come out of the studio in a "three hour call". This was the payment schedule for live union musicians. I played on a number of mostly country albums where the producer would do anything not to have to pay the players overtime. Maybe that's how the 12-15 minutes a side started. Many of the "greatest Hits" CDs have ten songs, each no longer than two and a half minutes. They sell cheap, but it ain't enough.