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

IMO the converse would be true as well. In all too many cases, the artist
never had creative control over what was released and/or which producer they
worked with. Some of those extras may well be the first time material has
been released as the artist intended. 

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From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tom Fine
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 4:48 PM
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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could have heard them when they were originally made.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>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 3:04 PM
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
> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
> Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
> 615.385.8051    http://www.hyperback.com

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