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Re: The Who Mailing List Digest V11 #100
> > I received this CD from Amazon. It's a new Pete CD, with a union Jack
> > Don't buy it. It's a con.
> > Don't get me wrong - the music is fine. But it's simply a repackaged
> > cut-down version of the Pete Townshend Live CD from 1999.
> > This is a worrying idea though. What's to stop all record companies
> > regularly repackaging and re-releasing old material? Without
> > suggest that this is simply a reissue. How many other fans can they
> > this way?
Actually, it goeas on all the time over her in Britain.
I notice it particularly with the Yes and ELP catalogue, where as an example
an ELP album called Then and Now - a double live album with material from
1974 and 1998 has been repackaged as a single live album of the new material
only. There is no mention whatsoever on the CD that it has been previously
I have no objection to any label repackaging their material, providing they
make it clear that it is a reissue.
The answer is of ocurse to know your band's material on every album
perfectly, then you can easily spot a repackaged album :-)