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Friday, March 12, 2010

If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any puddin'

And if you don't sell the whole album, you can't sell the individual tracks.

Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!

Comments (9)

EMI probably thinks a written contract is a living document.

With the exception of "Money," other selections off "Dark Side of the Moon" sound incomplete when offered as individual cuts, as they often are on the radio. Then again, I always thought "Money" was the one selection that didn't seem to fit in with the rest of the album. I know, repeated listening conditioned me to respond this way. Pink Floyd is correct in defending their art and the concept-album form. Concept albums. The good old days.

"And then one day you find, ten years have got behind you. No one told you when to run. You missed the starting gun."

This is good news. Hopefully more contracts like this will be signed and businesses like Music Millennium will again thrive. Yes, I most likely am a dinosaur, as I hate Ipods and i tunes. Their technology doesn’t allow one to change computers and reload ones songs without purchasing some aftermarket software. The fidelity, i.e. bandwidth is terrible and listening with those little ear buds sucks. The new generation wouldn’t know what high fidelity is, if it hit them in the head.

If anyone wants true hi-fi, you need virgin vinyl played on a nice turn table with a stylus that is at least $150.

The Wall in bits just makes no sense, so I can understand why Pink Floyd wouldn't want it sold in bits and pieces. I have to say that I was surprised that the subject of this post was actually Pink Floyd. I almost didn't check it out because I have been fooled by song lyric posts before that had nothing to do with the song. Glad I threw caution to the wind as I found this story quite interesting.

Their technology doesn’t allow one to change computers and reload ones songs without purchasing some aftermarket software.

Must have been awhile since you've tried to do this. I've been able to back up my library either to CD or use my iPhone to transfer it to other (authorized) computers within iTunes for some time now. They now also offer "Home Sharing" which should do the same thing over your wireless network - though I haven't tried it yet.

Best concept album: Al Stewart, "Past, Present, Future" 1973 None of the songs on the album would really stand on their own, but it is a really cool album.

Why, then, would Pink Floyd allow a single to be played on the radio?

Rich, Pink Floyd doesn't have any control over how their music is played on the raido. Its compulsory licensing; the radio station has to pay royalties, but the copyright holder cannot withhold a license. Can you imagine waht a pain in the ass it would be if every artist could dictate the way that their music was played on the radio, or could choose to only license their songs to certain stations?

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