Deodato WHIRLWINDS

Michael Hagerty

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Anyone know why (apart from poor original sales) Deodato's three mid-70s LPs for MCA (WHIRLWINDS, ARITISTRY and FIRST CUCKOO) are unavailable? Earlier stuff, later stuff---all there. But the MCA stuff has been MIA for decades.
 

Harry

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Don't know. The only Deodato album I have is the CTi PRELUDE with "Also Sprach Zarathustra" since I'm such a big fan of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. I think I also have the edited single 45.

[Yep: it's CTi OJ-12, same edited stereo version both sides, 5:06]
 
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Rudy

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Just cherry picking one title, Whirlwinds looks as though it had a Japan CD release in 2006, 2012 and 2016. Knowing how MCA (now Universal) operates, they let many of these titles rot in the vaults (or go up in flames) while focusing on compilations or the artist's most popular album. One band I work with had begged for years to get the label to reissue their MCA and GRP albums (they became one and the same) to no avail--they would instead put out poorly programmed compilations.
 

Harry

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And, in looking through the 45s for that "Also Sprach..." single, I find a few other promotional singles.

CTi OJ-16 Picture Sleeve of "Rhapsody In Blue"/"Super Strut" from DEODATO 2
MCA-40302 "Super Strut" - Short Version/Long Version
MCA-40469 "Caravan/Watusi Strut" - From FIRST CUCKOO - Radio Version/Disco Version
MCA-40578 "Theme From Star Trek - Long Version/Short Version

Looks like these record companies were pushing for another hit single after the "Also Sprach Zarathustra" single. Looking at the titles, maybe the first one should have been "Also Strut Zarathustra"!
 

Bobberman

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Just cherry picking one title, Whirlwinds looks as though it had a Japan CD release in 2006, 2012 and 2016. Knowing how MCA (now Universal) operates, they let many of these titles rot in the vaults (or go up in flames) while focusing on compilations or the artist's most popular album. One band I work with had begged for years to get the label to reissue their MCA and GRP albums (they became one and the same) to no avail--they would instead put out poorly programmed compilations.
Very sad and Deodato isnt the only Victim of this Cherry Picking and I too enjoy Deodato's classics myself
 

Michael Hagerty

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Just cherry picking one title, Whirlwinds looks as though it had a Japan CD release in 2006, 2012 and 2016. Knowing how MCA (now Universal) operates, they let many of these titles rot in the vaults (or go up in flames) while focusing on compilations or the artist's most popular album. One band I work with had begged for years to get the label to reissue their MCA and GRP albums (they became one and the same) to no avail--they would instead put out poorly programmed compilations.

They've always been the cheapest operators on the block. From movies to TV to music.
 
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