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Post by Soupy94 » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:55 pm

Anyone heard anything about the re-release of Frank's first 3-albums?

I made a query to Justin Time Records about 6-weeks ago, and they said

it would be coming soon. Like you, I'm still waiting...

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Post by Cornwall Steve » Fri May 26, 2006 6:30 am

Frank,

whatever way it goes, will you get the royalties from these that you are entitled to?

If yes, can you not go back into the studios and re-release the 1st 10 albums? - Well the other 7 now.

You may not make as much as you could have done when you 1st started, but at least I could then direct people to your work, so that they can buy the CD's where you can get what you are entitled to!

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Post by profusion » Fri May 26, 2006 12:50 pm

Cornwallsteve wrote:If yes, can you not go back into the studios and re-release the 1st 10 albums? - Well the other 7 now.
CBS/Sony owns the rights to the albums from "MR IV" through "Juggernaut," and they've apparently never shown much interest in doing anything with them or licensing them to another record company. They even cancelled the 3-cd boxed set that they had asked Frank to prepare. It really burns me that they're sitting on some of the best guitar music ever recorded and not at least being willing to get out of the way so that someone else can give it a proper release. :(
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Post by EmperorIV » Fri May 26, 2006 3:57 pm

Its also sad to see Black Rose records capitolizing on these releases....they are inferior products that are out there and seem to sell real well....Those titles are a joke and those alone should prompt CBS/Sony to move on Frank's albums
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Post by boltonboy » Sat May 27, 2006 3:10 pm

Surely an artist should own his/her own songs.It's a bit of a sicko industry.

What about re-recording them!!

That would teach the greedy record companies.
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Post by Guitard » Sun May 28, 2006 12:55 am

boltonboy wrote:Surely an artist should own his/her own songs. It's a bit of a sicko industry.

What about re-recording them!!

That would teach the greedy record companies.
It's not quite that simple mate... Just do a Google search for "Michael Jackson Beatles." Here's a small example - there is much more to the matter though:

Back in 1963, the Beatles gave their publishing rights to Northern Songs, a company created by their manager, Brian Epstein, and a music publisher, Dick James. Northern Songs went public in 1965, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney each had 15% of the company's shares, while Dick James and the company's chairman, Charles Silver, held a controlling 37.5% of shares. In 1969, James and Silver sold Northern Songs and its assets to the Associated Television Corporation (ATV).

In 1985, ATV's music catalog was sold, and Michael Jackson was the high bidder. Jacko paid a reported $47 million for the publishing rights to somewhere between 159 to 260 Beatles songs. A decade later, Jackson and Sony merged their music publishing businesses. Since 1995, Jackson and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have jointly owned most of the Beatles songs.

While the Jackson-Sony collection includes practically all of the Beatles' greatest hits, they don't have every little thing. Paul McCartney bought the rights to "Love Me Do," "Please, Please Me," "P.S. I Love You," and "Tell Me Why." Northern Songs never owned these early tunes, so they weren't included in the ATV deal.
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Post by profusion » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:28 am

That's the issue of publishing rights, which is separate from the sound recordings owned by CBS/Sony.

Frank could probably rerecord the five albums that are currently out of print (MR Live and Tales of the Unexpected are in print, albeit in crappy-sounding masters), but that would be a huge undertaking, and I imagine he wants to concentrate on new music. Now, a CD of re-recordings of some of Frank's favorites from those albums would be pretty cool, wouldn't it? Of course, all three of his live albums are in print, and those pretty well cover the best stuff he's done, expect for the "Power of Rock'n'Roll" album, which is woefully underrepresented on the live albums.
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Post by Cornwall Steve » Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:12 am

I have read on one of the forums, written by Frank, that he didn't like the album cover for "The Power Of Rock And Roll", and also that he was not fond of the title track.

Sorry Frank, personally for me, the title track says a lot and apart from "Ain't Dead Yet" is the second best track on the album /CD (it was my 1st choice at one stage).

Don't get me wrong folks, I have said it once and will say it many more times, Frank hasn't done a track that I don't like, I like all his work, it just that I like some tracks a lot more than others.

Don't ask me which track I like the most, it's changes from album to album (CD to CD).

Like most people, every time I listen to Frank's albums (CD's) I hear stuff that I haven't heard before, so the chances are I now like this track better that that track.

I can't wait for these new releases, if they are clearer than the originals I will have a new collection to listen to!

In 1983 after a gig in Birmingham, U.K. I went back to London & met Frank at the Holiday Inn he was staying at, and talked to the early hours of the morning, he was talking about "The Child Of The Novelty" album and how he had put in some of the sound effects, to this day if he hadn't have pointed them out, I would still be none the wiser, even though one can hear them!
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Post by Soupy94 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:14 pm

...still waiting -- several weeks ago I was told by Justin Time that the CD's were close to being released... :?:
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Post by Plastic Man » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:39 am

amen argus
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Post by stick » Sat Jul 22, 2006 1:24 am

and the release date is?!........
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Post by Schattenjager » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:17 pm

We're still waiting...
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Post by boltonboy » Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:20 am

Salivating in the UK!!
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Post by ken stewart » Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:22 am

I posted a note a few weeks back that said they would be released by Christmas - heard it from Justin Time Records.
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Post by dragonfly » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:40 pm

i looked just now on the justin time website, and these discs appear to have a release date of october 31 2006. can someone on this site confirm this? am i out of the loop----posting old news? i hope that this is the actual release date for these cds.
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Post by EmperorIV » Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:46 pm

CD Universe has these listed as import releases scheduled for 10/31/06

They are taking pre-orders!!
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Post by Bob Nelson » Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:45 pm

Here is the link for Justin-Time. They are actually 6.00 less there than at CD Universe. I am guessing that the prices at the Justin-Time site are in US Dollars.
All I can say is YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS, I have been waiting anxiously for these remasters to be made available. I cut my teeth on the original Mahogany Rush, and Strange Universe is my favorite album,by anybody.

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Post by Jag » Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:46 am

Great news! There´s no chance of these being available on this site?
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Post by Erik » Sat Oct 21, 2006 5:54 am

GAAAAAHHHH :headbanger

Willy,please let us know if they will be available from this site.

FINALLY :clap
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Post by Soupy94 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:52 am

Yes!!! Santa has arrived early this year... :bounce


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