By the way, Russell, most of those Decca and MLP titles were parts of box sets in their CD releases.
Therefore, there aren't booklets for the individual albums. There's no way UMG, Sony or anyone else
has the labor or budget to produce from scratch individual booklets for downloads. That said, why
not scans of the original LP sleeves, where applicable? Even someone skilled and efficient would
cost more than there's budget for that (ie more than $0).
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hi-Rez symphony recordings, including some MLP, on sale at HDTracks
> Several items (including the MLP titles) show this wording in the "About the Album" description:
> THIS ALBUM DOWNLOAD FEATURES HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART ONLY. LINER NOTES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
> Why has Universal adopted this policy? When a booklet has been produced for a physical release, it
> shouldn't be difficult to create a PDF to accompany the digital versions. When the choice is CD
> with notes, or hi-rez without, I'm reluctant to buy either one. Any insight into what the labels
> are thinking (if they are)?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 7:28:50 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Hi-Rez symphony recordings, including some MLP, on sale at HDTracks
> A 30% discount brings prices down into CD territory, for hi-rez audio.
> -- Tom Fine