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Pirated Herb Alpert CDs & Downloads

Discussion in 'The Beat of The Brass: Herb Alpert/Tijuana Brass' started by Steve Sidoruk, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. bob

    bob Active Member

    Location:
    brooklyn,Ohio
    so Rudy what your saying the lonely bull vinyl that I had bought at half price book store on wax time is a bootleg? if it was no wonder the sound quality was blah and flat soundng. I Had bought that back in March of this year. paid $12.99

    bob
     
  2. Captain Bacardi

    Captain Bacardi Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Austin, Texas USA
    I noticed most of the TJB albums are off of iTunes now. Getting ready for the new reissues, I guess.
     
  3. Captain Bacardi

    Captain Bacardi Well-Known Member Moderator

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    Austin, Texas USA
    And no sooner do I say that when I see the 26 albums are now available on iTunes.

    This just hasn't been my week...:hmmm:
     
  4. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    US
    :laugh:

    My entire month has been like that, mang! :D
     
  5. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    It's not pirated. It is, however, released in a country where copyrights for these recordings have expired, so in that country it is legal to manufacture it. To be honest, I own only one WaxTime LP, a Nat King Cole title that actually sounds pretty good. (I have a feeling they used an existing audiophile CD to master it from.) However, this company profits by riding on the work of others. They do not reveal their sources. Because they operate outside the "system" (if you will), they can pretty much release anything and import it to any country they choose. I've heard from others that their sound quality can be all over the place.

    That same copyright issue is how that mono/stereo Lonely Bull CD release came into being.

    And if you think about it, given how they operate, they easily could have cut the Shout Factory CD to vinyl and had a better sounding product!
     
  6. bob

    bob Active Member

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    brooklyn,Ohio
    thanks Rudy for the answer on back of the album cover it does not mention what country it is from . all it said in the ad in that came with it the catalog the address was in Spain.

    bob
     
  7. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    They may be operating in Spain--that may be one of the countries with the 50 year copyright laws. Thanks for the info!
     
  8. Bobberman

    Bobberman Active Member

    Location:
    moscow idaho
    HI Harry. To my Knowledge i have never seen any mono versions on cassette or 8 track of ANYTHING. Let alone Herb Alpert. Although i seen many bootlegged tapes of stuff over the years my late brother had one such 8 track by Gordon Lightfoot titled " The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald". Which was simply a bootlegged version of " Summertime Dream" (one of my all time favorite albums.) Personally i think these bootleggers need (as the frantics would appropriately say..) A Boot To The Head. IMO.
     
  9. Acapulco 1922

    Acapulco 1922 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey USA
    Just like that guy "Dr. Ebbetts", around 15 years-ago...making all those CDR's of early Beatles tracks in stereo (ironically, from CAPITOL tapes) the U.K. hadn't remastered until 2009.
     
  10. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Location:
    Forsyth MT
    Me either, unless it was a very old recording that was only done in mono originally.

    After all,the first "nickname" of the 8-track tape from Lear Jet was "Stereo 8" so putting anything on it in mono would have kinda defeated the purpose, no?
     
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  11. Acapulco 1922

    Acapulco 1922 Member

    Location:
    New Jersey USA
    8-track and cassette, ultimately, had the *same* SMALL head bandwidth -- so, the idea of: 8-track (ALLEGEDLY) sounding "better" because of 1/4" tape and a faster speed, meant nothing.
     
  12. Harry

    Harry Charter Member Moderator

  13. Steve Sidoruk

    Steve Sidoruk Founder, A&M Fan Net Moderator Thread Starter

    Location:
    Cheshire, CT USA
    Checking this further: it is not Japanese, it has stereo & mono tracks, plus 4 bonus tracks, which sounds like something that has is not authorized by Herb and has been out about a year now in the U.K. and/or Europe.
     
  14. Harry

    Harry Charter Member Moderator

    That's what I figured and was hoping you could pass the word along to the powers that be.
     
  15. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    That settles it. If it doesn't have "Music To Watch Girls Go By" on it, I'm not buying. :D

    I do hope something can be done about these pirated recordings. What bothers me more is that all of the big retailers and streaming services sell a lot of these pirated items. Needs to stop.
     
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  16. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

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    Kentucky
    Apparently they are too lazy don't have the staff to verify. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

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    Either that, or I'm thinking they just trust whichever distributor comes along and pushes new content at them, and assume anything they receive for distribution is legit.

    As we know, that's not the case.
     
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  18. Bobberman

    Bobberman Active Member

    Location:
    moscow idaho
    Agreed. I also Think it could be a combination of Both. However The moral of the story would be in this case. " Blind faith can Kill and Destroy you and others". Another apt saying from my younger days that applies here would be "TRUST BUT VERIFY"!
     

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