Sid Schweiger
Fri Nov 14 20:27:55 EST 2003

>>The whole point is $$$$$$.<<

1) Paul and Ringo certainly don't need the money.

2) No one can re-issue Beatles songs without their OK.  All the master and work tapes are so labeled, with the signatures of the band members on each and every tape.  On any reissue or remix, all four band members (the two living plus the estates of the two dead) must agree in writing.  Thus, EMI can't force a reissue if the band doesn't want it.

3) There's no guarantee that this one will sell.  The Beatles Anthology series, the BBC tapes disks, the re-issue of the "Yellow Submarine" soundtrack and the two singles issued along with the Anthology TV series were certainly not the sort of instant platinum records that they had when they were still together.  The sales of "1" were, in that respect, a fluke.

Sid Schweiger
MIS Manager, Entercom Boston LLC

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