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  1. PD labels

    Both Bear Family and Ace have released lots of post-1963 recordings, and I don't think they belong in your list of public-domain labels.
  2. PD labels

    Ace and Bear Family are indeed unjustly included in the list of public-domain labels in the first post. Their releases are all licensed by the rights holders, and some of Fresh Sound's releases were too.
  3. PD labels

    JSP: unless mastered by John R.T. Davies, Ted Kendall or Chris King the releases I've heard sounded awful to my ears, plus the fact that they have often "borrowed" masterings other labels like Bear Family paid for and did the research for. Jasmine: lots of noise reduction on at least some of their releases. Real Gone: there were two labels with that name, Real Gone Music, based in the US, that only reissues licensed material, and the EU public-domain label Real Gone (no "Music" in their name) with cheap, non-licensed reissues taken from existing sources like LPs and CDs. Ace: I've not always been happy with the sound on their (licensed) reissues, it was sometimes too "pumped-up", too loud and harsh. Others like it that way.
  4. Mosaic Wish List

    "Organissimo board style"… Not my style and one of the reasons I don't post here often anymore. Time for me to take a break (again).
  5. Mosaic Wish List

    Neither did I. In my view your question could have been handled better in the first place.
  6. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    That is an excellent Beethoven Piano Sonatas cycle.
  7. Classical music bargains

    Actually, it's 44 CDs. As for the price, I think the decimal point is in the wrong place Delivery time 1-2 months. I've also ordered it - wait and see what happens...
  8. Boy Raaijmakers (1944-2018)

    You're absolutely right, it's Cuypers. My mistake, I checked the wrong site.
  9. Boy Raaijmakers (1944-2018)

    Y and ij both exist in Dutch, though the Dutch variant ij is more common. By the way, it's Noordijk with double o and Cuijpers with ij, and Van Duynhoven is indeed spelt with a y. And the late footballer's name is Cruijff
  10. Mosaic Wish List

    Those labels release recordings that are in the public domain in Europe, so what they're doing is perfectly legit over here, they're not bootleg labels. There's a difference. That said, I avoid them like the plague.
  11. Mosaic Wish List

    Unfortunately marred by noise reduction, like other RCA sets from those years. I sold my copy years ago. Hoffman mastering Mosaic reissues would probably attract buyers who would otherwise stay away, but not me - while I liked what he did in the 1990s with his DCC jazz reissues, I didn't care much for his later Blue Note hybrid SACDs; they were too laid-back, "flat" for my taste. To my ears the Contemporary remasters he did for a Japanese outlet a couple of years ago had the same problem.
  12. Blandine Verlet (1942 - 2018)

    Very sorry to hear this. I have her Wohltemperiertes Klavier.
  13. Opinions sought for another PD label

    People are often confusing Real Gone (EU) and Real Gone Music (US). The former is a European public-domain label, while the latter is a US label that reissues licensed material and has nothing to do with the EU label. The people at Real Gone Music are not very happy with the "name confusion", but they can do nothing about it. This is the US label: Real Gone Music Real Gone (EU) and NotNow are indeed linked.
  14. Opinions sought for another PD label

    Lon is right, there are two Real Gone labels, one is a European public-domain label, the other a US label that releases licensed material.
  15. Mosaic didn't do a 1951-1955 Hodges CD-set because Verve would only license it for LP, not CD, and not because the Spanish Blue Moon label had released the material. Mosaic did release a 1956-1961 Hodges CD-set, of course (long OOP). Like Fresh Sound Blue Moon is based in Barcelona, Spain. Re-reading your post I noticed that you are talking about 1960s Hodges on Verve. As far as I know Mosaic did indeed not consider that era.
  16. To quote a post on another board about some Beach Boys releases: The copyright term for sound recordings in the EU was extended a few years back to 70 years *from the date of publication* (public release, e.g. on LP/CD, essentially). But if a recording has never been "published", the copyright term is still 50 years from the date the recording was made. The distinction is intended to force record labels and rightsholders sitting on unreleased material to "use it or lose it." So studio outtakes, etc, from 1968 will fall into the public domain unless they are published by the end of this year. If they are published, then they are entitled to the 70-year copyright term from the date of that publication. So, by releasing sets like these, the label's copyright is effectively extended.
  17. Classical music bargains

    I agree, but some prefer his earlier (incomplete) Philips Beethoven sonatas. I have both sets, but have never compared them.
  18. The Complete Verve Tal Farlow (Concert Band) Sessions (listed as one of an edition 10,000 albums). $105 I think you mean The Complete Verve Tal Farlow Sessions - the Concert Band is the Gerry Mulligan set that is listed further down the list.
  19. What Classical Music Are You Listening To?

    Now listening to disc 6 of the box below, with Andrea Lucchesini's interpretations of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas 13-14, Op.27/1-2; 29, Op.106 A wonderful but unfortunately OOP and hard-to-find set. Highly recommended!
  20. FS: Verve Stuff Smith Mosaic Box Set

    There were indeed problems with the license, that's why Mosaic had to pull the set without notice.
  21. Very sorry to hear this. Did quite a bit of business with him back in the 1970s.
  22. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I asked Jazz Messengers about this when the final run of the Bee Hive set was pre-order-only a while ago, and they told me they wouldn't pre-order Mosaic sets, so chances are they won't be getting any Mosaics anymore if those are indeed pre-order-only from now on.
  23. New Woody Herman Mosaic

    I think this message is meant for those who are on the fence, not those who have already pre-ordered the set, even though everyone on their mailing list got the message.
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