And knowing how Universal works these days, I doubt that any answers
will be forthcoming anytime soon. A very different company than it was
20-30 years ago...
Scott D. Smith C.A.S.
Chicago Audio Works, Inc.*
On 11/9/2010 10:53 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Does anyone know if there are or were any lawsuits related to the
> Universal fire? Court records may include a list of stuff believed
> lost. For instance, there was a lawsuit about what was burned up at an
> Iron Mountain facility, and documents showed that lost was a lot of
> original artwork for Universal LP-era albums.
> I've never been able to get an answer from any contact at Universal
> about the Command master tapes that aren't over in Germany (that would
> be all of the pop stuff and possibly some of the classical), the Kapp
> master tapes, the Impulse master tapes that have not been reissued,
> and Chess tapes that may not have been stored elsewhere. Also, there
> were supposedly some or many Decca disk-era metal parts, laquers, and
> documentation stored on the movie lot.
> As always, I hope I'm not rumor-mongering, but no one I've asked has
> given me any facts or answers.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Warner Music Group Archives
> From: David Seubert <[log in to unmask]>
>> Mostly about the paper stuff, but interesting article nonetheless.
> Very interesting. Now if we could only find out what was lost in the
> Universal warehouse fire . . .
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]