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Old 24th May 2003
Lives for gear
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Sorry Jules, but that is a bit like telling a gear manufacturer that they cannot re-issue gear (read universal audio, or purple audio) because it stops folks from buying new gear.

Now don't get me wrong, I do not think that re-mixing an artists back catalog is necessarily a good thing, but the fact is that the public (esp. when we are talking about JT and Steely Dan fans) will buy what they think is good. There is very very little music being made in the vein of the stuff that is on the current fad of remix/remastering (stones, beatles, 70's rock in general) and of what is out there, very little of it is as good as the real thing.
To blame the re -release market for lagging sales of new artists is a bit like blaming music sales drops on napster, IMHO.
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