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Re: [ARSCLIST] Public's rights....was offlist archival question from ARSC list member

I think everyone who DIDN'T destroy the out-takes, especially in the jazz world, does some rolling in their graves over the slop that gets added as "bonus" tracks or included in completist reissue sets. I'm in the camp where I think the producer and artist made decisions at the time of the original release about what was released -- and in what sequence -- for good reasons and I object to reissues that over-ride those decisions. It strikes me as voyeuristic or sort of like peering in someone's bathroom window.

In the world of jazz fans/collectors, there is a crazy obsession with completism. I must say that it doesn't bother me so much that I don't buy the reissue sets -- I'm just grateful to see the master takes out there and sometimes in superb quality that is vastly superior to how I, Joe Listener, could have heard them when they were originally made. But I'm also grateful for Exact Audio Copy software because the first thing I do with a completist reissue is grab all the songs to WAV and then reconstruct the original albums in original sequence.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Olhsson" <olh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Public's rights....was offlist archival question from ARSC list member

Don Andes writes:
Opinion A) NO - What gives anyone or everyone the right to be able to
hear every note that said artist recorded?

This is the position the vast majority of artists and producers I know will take. Some destroy everything but the final master if they think there is even the slightest chance of losing control over it. They consider it part of their right to privacy to control what the public will have access to.

Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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