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Bright Phoebus reissued

31 May 17 - 06:41 AM (#3858058)
Subject: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,CJ

Bright Phoebus

Reissued at last.


31 May 17 - 07:48 AM (#3858076)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: Steve Shaw

Does it mean that the Nic Jones albums and the countless other gems sat on by Bulmer are going to see the light of day at last?

As I've said before, anyone who has pristine vinyl of any of them should guard them with their lives!


31 May 17 - 07:53 AM (#3858079)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,CJB

I have pristine vinyls - incl. Leader's.


31 May 17 - 07:57 AM (#3858080)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: Steve Shaw

God knows what state the original tapes are in. You may be valuable!


31 May 17 - 08:40 AM (#3858090)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,nickp

Hardly ever played my old LP copy because the hole was slightly offset. A bit of wow (or flutter?) made it had work to listen to. I shall re-invest.


31 May 17 - 10:14 AM (#3858108)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,CJB

Penguin Eggs is available from Nic Jones' website:

https://www.nicjones.net/home


31 May 17 - 10:39 AM (#3858112)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: Steve Shaw

Penguin Eggs has always been available. It was the albums released before that one that are "missing."


31 May 17 - 04:22 PM (#3858177)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,Ed

Can someone with more knowledge than me, explain the release history of the album?

According to this Guardian article only 2000 copies were pressed with half having off centre holes (presumably what nickp refers to).

However, as this page mentions, there was a second pressing sometime. Indeed I have a copy of the later Trailer Highway version that I bought in the late '90s.

I can't remember how much I paid for it, but it was whatever the going rate for new LPs was then, no more than that. I bought it from Decoy Records in Manchester, a now defunct specialist Jazz, Folk, Blues place with very knowledgeable staff, so if ALL vinyl versions were incredibly valuable, I'm sure they'd have noticed.

Can anyone enlighten me? Thanks,

Ed


31 May 17 - 04:43 PM (#3858185)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,CJB

The Beeb did a tribute programme about the album.

Bright Phoebus

CJB


01 Jun 17 - 04:10 AM (#3858253)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,Ed

Thanks for that, CJB. Very interesting


06 Jun 17 - 04:11 AM (#3859168)
Subject: Bright Phoebus to be reissued
From: GUEST,Rigby

Apparently Domino Records are to re-release Mike and Lal Waterson's Bright Phoebus album, along with some previously unreleased demos.

Interesting, and very welcome. I wonder if this means that other albums from the Leader/Trailer stable will finally become available again?


06 Jun 17 - 06:09 AM (#3859182)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus to be reissued
From: GUEST

Here's the press release:

http://secure.dominorecordco.com/uk/news/31-05-17/bright-phoebus-euro--songs-by-lal-and-mike-waterson-remastered-and-reissued-by-domino/


06 Jun 17 - 06:19 AM (#3859184)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus to be reissued
From: GUEST,CJB

Quote: "Domino are pleased to reissue Bright Phoebus ? Songs By Lal And Mike Waterson on 4th August, this will be the first time since its release the album will be widely available. Additionally under the supervision of David Suff (Topic/Fledging) and Marry Waterson (daughter of Lal), the album has been remastered from the original tapes."

Hmm - maybe the tapes held by the Bulmer family are still OK?


06 Jun 17 - 09:45 AM (#3859220)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: punkfolkrocker

At present Amazon are preordering, stating release date for the deluxe double CD is 16 July...???


07 Jun 17 - 08:49 AM (#3859415)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: GUEST,Rigby

Tape is quite a resilient medium, for the most part. There's no reason why tapes recorded 40 or 50 years ago shouldn't be perfectly playable as long as they haven't got wet or otherwise been mistreated.


07 Jun 17 - 10:10 AM (#3859437)
Subject: RE: Today, Bright Phoebus...
From: punkfolkrocker

...and also how many first or second generation 'safety copies' may have existed under beds in various locations..????


14 Jul 17 - 07:26 AM (#3866021)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST

According to Mike Waterson in the BBC radio doc, Bulmer didn't have the tapes. He wouldn't say who did but gave the impression he knew and wouldn't say.

Just received my copy today 😀


14 Jul 17 - 08:04 AM (#3866024)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: punkfolkrocker

Here's a test for good quality headphones....

I was suckered into buying the Bulmer CD off Amazon several years ago; it wasn't a CDR, but a real factory pressed silver disc.

On the most beautiful lines of Lal's singing there is obvious distracting distortion,
like a bad poorly recorded needle drop..
Perhaps worn vinyl, or inept amateurish observance of recording peak levels....???

I've ordered this new 'official' release and have even better headphones nowadays..

So let's see.... fingers crossed...


14 Jul 17 - 05:26 PM (#3866145)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST,CJB

I have an unplayed vinyl original. Must look it out.


15 Jul 17 - 06:53 AM (#3866213)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST

why does an unplayed LP become more valuable when a CD of it is released- I have had a bootleg CD for years but don't see the logic?


15 Jul 17 - 10:03 AM (#3866223)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: punkfolkrocker

Ok.. disregarding the hyped up speculative profiteering of vintage LP collecting for investment...

A mint 1st generation pressing of an LP is invaluable for archival and re-release purposes
if the original master tapes are lost, destroyed, or damaged beyond listenable repair.

Also, vintage tapes that have had a fair working life over 30 to 60 years
may well have become dulled in higher frequencies, losing Hi Fi audio detail,
which may still be apparent and salvagable on an unplayed 1st generation LP pressing.

But there are no guarantees that an immaculate mint looking LP is actually a good quality pressing.
It might well be from near the end of a run when the metal stamping plates were getting worn out.
Or pressed in lower grade noisier vinyl....


15 Jul 17 - 01:54 PM (#3866270)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST,CJB

Who said anything about selling a rare unplayed vinyl. I didn't. Mine is not for sale. But if folks want to borrow it freely for remastering then I have no probs. Same goes for all of my Leader vinyls.


15 Jul 17 - 03:00 PM (#3866278)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: Thomas Stern

looking at Amazon UK and US -
The US site says 1 CD. Is that an error, or is the double CD
only offered from the UK ??
Thanks.
Thomas.


10 Aug 17 - 06:17 PM (#3870927)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: Thomas Stern

anyone know if US is 2 or 1 CD ????
Thomas.


11 Aug 17 - 02:37 PM (#3871056)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: Thomas Stern

I e-mailed DOMINO, their reply:

There are 2 editions of the record. One is the deluxe which has 2 CDs and one is the normal which is 1 CD.


11 Sep 17 - 03:59 PM (#3876584)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST,Frank Scott

The U.S. release is a single CD and the Deluxe edition is only available as an English import. Right now all the sources I've checked are out of stock of the Deluxe version which indicates that they probably underestimated the demand and have sold out.


21 Sep 17 - 01:23 AM (#3877920)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST,Rod

I just received the deluxe version a couple of days ago, ordered direct from Domino records in the US. The sound is immaculate.


21 Sep 17 - 06:54 AM (#3877959)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: Roger the Skiffler

Amazon appears to have run out already.
RtS


24 Sep 17 - 02:19 PM (#3878531)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST,CJB

Lost_Albums_-_Bright_Phoebus


25 Sep 17 - 09:27 AM (#3878632)
Subject: RE: Bright Phoebus reissued
From: GUEST,Guest

The link is to a radio programme and not the actual album.