it's hard to believe this band or anyone associated with it has the legal or financial wherewithal to impose any kind of injunction though.
― akm, Thursday, 12 November 2020 03:48 (one year ago) link
I'm guessing they made a fair amount of money from Mazzy Star over the years, especially "Fade Into You"
― thousand-yard spiral stairs (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 November 2020 04:07 (one year ago) link
Roback and Hope, yes. But Roback is deceased. So I guess this falls to whoever is handling the estate, or whoever owns the rights to these recordings; I also know, from the little I've dealt with the American music club reissues, that dealing with rights holders for independent music from the 80's and 90's is a complete pain in the ass. Hats off to Light in the Attic and Omnivore and other reissue labels that have the patience to deal with it
― akm, Thursday, 12 November 2020 04:13 (one year ago) link
I mean yeah, remember that Happy Nightmare Baby was released on SST!
― thousand-yard spiral stairs (f. hazel), Thursday, 12 November 2020 04:18 (one year ago) link
I believe it was a similar rights issue that kept the Game Theory records out of print in Scott Miller's lifetime, after Enigma Records had collapsed.
― Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 12 November 2020 04:20 (one year ago) link
So sad that there's this kinda of wrangling over what must be a thin gruel of royalties
― Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:56 (one year ago) link
exactly. Pat clarified on twitter that the rights are owned 50/50 but Roback's demands were unacceptable. Hard to understand what kind of demands you can have when it's understood that you only own 50%. Frankly owning 50% of your rights for this stuff is pretty good.
― akm, Thursday, 12 November 2020 15:05 (one year ago) link
Is the thinking sells on Discogs for $75, therefore the demand must be huge!?
― Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Thursday, 12 November 2020 18:19 (one year ago) link
god who knows. it's probably more along the lines of 'fade into you has made oodles of money and so there must be huge demand for his back catalogue' but I don't think reissues of Emergency Third Rail Power Trip sold out instantly and made trillions of dollars.
― akm, Friday, 13 November 2020 03:51 (one year ago) link
which songs on Early Recordings II are actually Opal songs? I assume the ones where Kendra is singing, but other than that...
― thousand-yard spiral stairs (f. hazel), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:15 (one year ago) link
seeing as some CDs were supposedly sold have the extra tracks surfaced anywhere yet? really want to hear the properly mastered Sailing Boats
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 13 November 2020 19:21 (one year ago) link
belated thanks to f hazel, just my webmail for the first time in months!
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 20:10 (one year ago) link
― thousand-yard spiral stairs (f. hazel), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 01:18 (one year ago) link
A 1988 show after Hope replaced Kendra. Audience recording but good once they get going.
― nickn, Saturday, 30 October 2021 07:05 (two months ago) link
I ponied up for a copy of the deleted Early Recordings remaster (making it the only album I have overpaid for twice, both times deleted) and in addition to the fascination of the extra tracks, I gotta say the remaster is excellent. The music is so much more present and alive, whereas the original feels distant and slightly muffled.
― assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 21:52 (two weeks ago) link
Live show above is lovely. The compression of the recording plus the LOUDLY mixed guitar is wonderful. Cheers for the link.
― Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 00:12 (two weeks ago) link
The remaster is great — lol, it really is so stupid that it's not available.
― tylerw, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 15:32 (two weeks ago) link
really sad the Happy Nightmare Baby reissue never made it out either, the original CD master of that one isn't bad but it isn't great either
― Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 15:40 (two weeks ago) link