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Thread #67660   Message #1132837
Posted By: red max
10-Mar-04 - 05:40 AM
Thread Name: Roy Harris on CD
Subject: RE: Roy Harris on CD
I heartily agree with Roberto, those 3 albums on Topic are superb. Quite apart from the fine singing and playing, they contain songs you won't hear anywhere else, like Steepleford Town and The Methody Parson

It doesn't appear that Topic view recordings like these to be commercially viable. Their criteria seems to be the artist's current profile, so anything Carthy/Waterson related is OK. "Important" artists like Shirley Collins either seem to get sub-let to labels like Fledgling or just gather dust

Given Roy's association with Fellside I'm surprised Paul & Linda Adams haven't licensed his old recordings, if only for a compilation