Dan Billings
Fri Nov 14 21:54:54 EST 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sid Schweiger" <>
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Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: Beatles

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

Need and want are two different things.

> 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.

The huge media show role out indicates to me that this is not about "art."

-- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine

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