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On 26/03/2014, Jon Samuels wrote:

> I completely agree with you about listing sources.  I fought (m
> Tom,
> 
> I completely agree with you about listing sources. I fought (mostly,
> to no avail) to do that on BMG CD releases. I always annotated my
> paperwork with as much detail as I could (source used, tape format,
> playback curve used, etc.). You are mostly correct (at least as far as
> BMG is concerned), that Mercury was the trend setter. As I wrote
> previously, the Living Stereo CDs were a direct copy of the Living
> Presence CD idea. But using original workparts as the source for CDs
> predate the Living Presence reissues. It was started in 1984, and then
> became fairly standard by 1989. I started at BMG in 1990, and as I
> gained more authority, I insisted that the best surviving sound source
> be used in all reissues. This included metal parts, lacquers, mono
> tapes, and two, three , four, eight and sixteen-track originals. That
> was not the case when I started there.
> 
I think we should all be grateful to you for this policy, which must
have been difficult to push through.

Regards
-- 
Don Cox
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