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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2017 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

"Lost tapes" -- they've been reported or rumored sporadically for years. But see Roger Feigelson above (March 16th).

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2017 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Dr. Lao   (Member)

FYI, the following is an UNCONFIRMED RUMOR...So take it with more then a grain of salt...

I had one good source tell me that the tapes for all three albums have been lost, they have been unable to locate them in the vaults as of this date.

This would explain why they have never appeared on either CD or as a digital download as of this date.

There are some very good LP rips floating around, but this might be the reason it these three albums haven't appeared offically on CD.

This could be bad information on the part of my source, but the fact these albums are still MIA does lead a bit of support to this theory.

Ford A. Thaxton


 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2017 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

I never believe missing tape rumors until word comes from the people who regularly work on these things, especially after that Conan situation.


Still waiting patiently and hopefully for a CD release of these great albums. When Roger says "Licensing challenges, but not master issues," I'll take that as the authoritative word until we're told otherwise (by him). Rumors, misinformation and/or potential disinformation from tangential parties I'll take with a grain of salt.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2017 - 12:26 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

I never believe missing tape rumors until word comes from the people who regularly work on these things, especially after that Conan situation.


Still waiting patiently and hopefully for a CD release of these great albums. When Roger says "Licensing challenges, but not master issues," I'll take that as the authoritative word until we're told otherwise (by him). Rumors, misinformation and/or potential disinformation from tangential parties I'll take with a grain of salt.


Well I hope that is the case...

But until you have the masters in your hands you or someone pulls them and confirms the have them, you just never know.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2019 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

I bump this every so often -- with the fervent hope that these recordings will be released on CD before I die. Time is getting short for a lot of us! Fingers crossed.

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2019 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

I bump this every so often -- with the fervent hope that these recordings will be released on CD before I die. Time is getting short for a lot of us! Fingers crossed.


Amen!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2019 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I have all three LPs and they're still in practically mint condition. I play them sparingly and really need to have them digitized. It is truly a travesty that these recordings haven't been released on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I bump this every so often -- with the fervent hope that these recordings will be released on CD before I die. Time is getting short for a lot of us! Fingers crossed.

I (hopefully) haven't even lived half my life, but still.....would love these.

And I reiterate again I really hope that if they are released it's not just each album as a CD but as a 2CD set (ideal) or at least just two volumes -- especially given the suite nature of them (of course, with licenses who knows what sort of mandates there would be...plus of course it would be more money for those who release them to release three instead of two).

 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2019 - 6:44 PM   
 By:   gsteven   (Member)

Were these three albums issued on reel-to-reel tape?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 21, 2019 - 7:04 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

While I would love a stylish presentation of these 3 albums, I did acquire 2 cds on the Soundstage label called A Musical Autobiography Vol 1 and 2. All of the suites from the 3 lps are on these cds, though not in the same order. Sound was good.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2019 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Were these three albums issued on reel-to-reel tape?

At least the first one was.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2019 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Stew   (Member)

While I would love a stylish presentation of these 3 albums, I did acquire 2 cds on the Soundstage label called A Musical Autobiography Vol 1 and 2. All of the suites from the 3 lps are on these cds, though not in the same order. Sound was good.

Were these the LP rips released on CD that were mentioned a few pages back?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2019 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

The Soundstage may be lp rips. But I'm not sure. If they are, they're still the next best thing to that full-fledged presentation. I got them from Soundtrackers a couple of years back. Prices were fair. I don't know if they can get more, but they're worth it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2019 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

While I would love a stylish presentation of these 3 albums, I did acquire 2 cds on the XXXXXXXXXX label.... All of the suites from the 3 lps are on these cds, though not in the same order. Sound was good.

Were these the LP rips released on CD that were mentioned a few pages back?

The XXXXXXXXXX may be lp rips. But I'm not sure. If they are, they're still the next best thing to that full-fledged presentation. I got them from XXXXXXXXXXXXX a couple of years back. Prices were fair. I don't know if they can get more, but they're worth it.



A word to the wise: Those releases are undoubtedly unauthorized and continued discussion (and touting) of them is probably not a good idea.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2019 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Were these the LP rips released on CD that were mentioned a few pages back?


"A" LP rip. It's not like there was only ever one ever done. But yeah, they are emphatically unauthorized releases.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2019 - 2:34 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Well after waiting for them to be released on CD since 1984, I'd have to say no to the question in the title. I just can't see it happening now, if it were at all possible for Intrada to release them, I'm sure they would have done so by now (why wouldn't they). I'm sure a good many possible customers have died off during the wait.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2019 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Never say never. I don't know about the exact reasons why these have never been released on CD, but it has been rumored that the master tapes are not traceable. If that's the sole reason, chances may now be bigger than they were a few years ago. I can see DG/Polydor (or our boutique labels) shying away from releasing vinyl rips (or transfers of commercial reel-to-reel tapes) on CD or as downloads. With the slowly (but steadily) decreasing number of archive titles that have to be re-issued and certain entities which are now more prohibitive about giving away their titles (like Sony), these UMG titles may very well be back on the radar by Intrada or Quartet. That is if the titles are truly UMG property and not subject of a third-party licensee.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   Polydor Polymaths   (Member)

!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 7:36 PM   
 By:   Polydor Polymaths   (Member)

It depends whether the stereo tapes can be found for a start.

If they hadn't been found for what's become decades now, the cataclysmic 2008 fire on the Universal Studios lot that destroyed uncounted thousands of their music holdings and film negatives makes locating the Polydor album masters even less likely.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2020 - 9:43 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

It depends whether the stereo tapes can be found for a start.

If they hadn't been found for what's become decades now, the cataclysmic 2008 fire on the Universal Studios lot that destroyed uncounted thousands of their music holdings and film negatives makes locating the Polydor album masters even less likely.


That's true, but I think UMG has a similar venue in the UK (hopefully organized better) where they culled together all master tapes of European origin. The complicated copyright situation makes me think that outside parties would also own copies (perhaps including the Rozsa estate?) and at least one of the albums could be mastered from a R2R tape.

 
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