Could you provide some details about the Universal archive fire? When and where did this happen? I
thought the Decca masters were all consolidated in a climate-controlled and "fire-proof" archive in
Germany, associated with Berliner Studios.
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 3:05 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sad news about Dick Sudhalter and Decca archive
> It is a sad day over at the 78-L and I am not going to cross-post what is over there, but just
> give you heads-up. Richard Sudhalter passed away last night. And there is now confirmation that
> the Universal vault fire consumed the entire Decca masters from the 30s thru the 50s. Metal,
> tape, test pressings, and paper.
> There's no justice in the world.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]