So can you explain Tefteller's "bootleg" comment? You've repeated it several times in your posts.
"Bootleg" suggest something illegal or illegitimate about this product, which does not seem to be
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 03, 2013 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Paramount Box Set Review - and Black Europe set
> I've been plowing through the samples and some .pdfs of the printed
> materials in prep for my review. As Martin says some are really worn and some
> sound crisp and clear. As was pointed out the notes say all transfers were made
> by Chris King (who does great work). But it may be the case that best
> available copy was obtained.
> We also have to remember 2 things:
> The 800 recordings here are only Part 1 of a TWO part set (Part Two due in
> Fall 2014). And to listen to all will take a 40 hour week. Most of us are
> old enough that we don't have that time left (not to forget the thousands of
> hours in our collection - much of which we will never get to). So this is
> for completists only.
> The other half of the package (not counting the player) is the two Volumes
> of PRINTED material: The 180 page ART Book and the 300 page Field Guide.
> These are graphically gorgeous. (Then there is the 200 pieces of "ephemera".
> My guess is that Volume 2 will. not require a new "player" but just a new
> flash drive and probably a new Fied guide. So it should be cheaper.
> This set is Pricey but it's also 1/3 the price of Black Europe that Rainer
> priced for Bear Family. Rainer said they shipped this week and I know that
> some ARSClist members pre-ordered. So I'm anxious to read their reviews as
> soon as they get through them. (Of course, remember that there is over 40
> hours of material on those CDs as well so it may be time. BFR does not send
> review copies (to my knowledge) - even digital samples so I'm not sure if
> they will get major published reviews. But who Knows. We'll see.
> Steve Ramm