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 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


You may have heard, or will be hearing, rumblings about the thieves at Harkit issuing a CD of Goldsmith's Sebastian.

We had major problems with Harkit releasing pirate versions of Bell, Book and Candle and Klute before we did the official ones, and we had to have lawyers stomp on them to keep them from pirating The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Anyway, if they do something with Sebastian, DON'T BUY IT.

Can't say any more -- it's not us working on a license -- but you would be VERY SORRY if you spent money on Harkit's inane vinyl transfer and then saw what was subsequently released for real.

Get it?

Thanks,

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I LOVE it. Any chance to see a dent put in the plans of the damnable Harkit swine is a joy to behold.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   nekromantik   (Member)

Thank you Lukas... and I'll be looking for the REAL one! wink

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

Can any broad hints be dropped if someone was working on a license for, say, BARBARELLA, perhaps?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Yippee!!! Thanks Lukas, keeping my finger on the order button, can't wait for that little precious to be announced!

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Kevin Sumen   (Member)

Thanks for the heads up, have not ever bought a Harkit release and never will!
I also want to thank Intrada and FSM/SAE for not selling the Harkit releases
like some other retailers are doing!

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)


Harkit...

I smite thee with my infinite applause and my vacant stare melting your bootlegged wares into liquid justice.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I shall do as Lukas asks as the man has never turned me wrong.

However, whats the story with Harkit? Can someone fill me in? Are they one of those "grey area" bootleggers from overseas?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 2:47 PM   
 By:   G A Flaxman   (Member)

I shall do as Lukas asks as the man has never turned me wrong.

However, whats the story with Harkit? Can someone fill me in? Are they one of those "grey area" bootleggers from overseas?


Depends where you consider overseas is !.

They're based in England, where I live.

As far as I'm aware they don't do anything that's illegal in Europe.

Aside from the matter of LP transfers, they've just issued Return From The River Kwai. This was produced by James Fitzpatrick, who heads up Tadlow (which brought us El Cid).

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

I have never bought any Harkit CDs and I never will. Anything those guys release might as well be considered bootlegs.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 2:57 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I shall do as Lukas asks as the man has never turned me wrong.

However, whats the story with Harkit? Can someone fill me in? Are they one of those "grey area" bootleggers from overseas?


Depends where you consider overseas is !.

They're based in England, where I live.

As far as I'm aware they don't do anything that's illegal in Europe.

Aside from the matter of LP transfers, they've just issued Return From The River Kwai. This was produced by James Fitzpatrick, who heads up Tadlow (which brought us El Cid).



The biggest issue, of course, being that they don't pay anything to the owner.
They just transfer an old LP to CD...

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

The biggest issue, of course, being that they don't pay anything to the owner.

Thats all I needed to know. The scum!

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I too live in UK and don't dispute that some of their releases are legal and of good quality.

However, many aren't. They ran into problems with the Dudley Moore estate regarding their releases of Dudley's work. Their release of 'Bedazzled' is very poor to my ears.

The four recent John Barry releases are LP transfers, unlicensed from the owners and they don't pay John Barry any proceeds for his work.

They also make legitimate releases of the music in the future, more difficult.

It's theft and can't be justified.

Just avoid Harkit unless you're really sure the release is legitimate.

I challenge Harkit, who sometimes lurk here, to post and dispute what I say.

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Depends where you consider overseas is !.

They're based in England, where I live.

As far as I'm aware they don't do anything that's illegal in Europe.

endquote]

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Hercule Platini   (Member)

I believe a few of their titles ARE legitimate: they released CDs of TOUCHING THE VOID and THE PAROLE OFFICER.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Tester   (Member)


The biggest issue, of course, being that they don't pay anything to the owner.
They just transfer an old LP to CD...


Fortunately, rights are not forever and in uk and some other European countries, you can release a work 50 years after it was created or first released without having to pay anything, as they expire (I still find it to be too much time though).

But I don't think this can be applied to Sebastian, as it's from 1968

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Greg Bryant   (Member)



Get it?



Could you be more specific?

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:29 PM   
 By:   zip-zap-pow!   (Member)

I'm in England too but have to admit this is the first I have heard of these guys.

Am I correct in assuming that this is their web site?

http://www.harkitrecords.com/index1.html

John.

(Completely anti-bootlegs or any other such unauthorised releases since June 28th, 1975)

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:32 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

you have their site.

Beware.

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I'm in England too but have to admit this is the first I have heard of these guys.

Am I correct in assuming that this is their web site?

http://www.harkitrecords.com/index1.html

John.

(Completely anti-bootlegs or any other such unauthorised releases since June 28th, 1975)

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2009 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I don't own any of their "releases" and don't intend to do so.

Weren't these the clowns who tried to bully Our Man in Colombia, Alex Klein?

A legitimate Sebastian would be a jewel in the olde collection!

 
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