sharkshark28 May 2010 at 4:20amPosts: 9 (0 today)Status: offline
I had mentioned in the Montreal tour thread that there would be a second album of PG stuff done in SMB style (ie., studio recordings of the second part of the concert), right from the mouth of the sound engineer.
I've still yet to see solid indication that there will be a formal release, save for the singles, of the "and I scratch yours". It remains, to me at least, that the best opportunity for a whole collection of these would be a 2cd "deluxe" version, the first disc where there's "autoscratching" (as opposed to autotuning), where PG does PG in a SMB style, and the second disc is the collection of "And I Scratch Yours" titles collected in one official release.
I just can't get my head around how else this collection would sell - frankly, the people aren't doing enough 'hits' to make for a marketable, straight ahead tribute or covers album.
While I'm dreaming, let's have a companion DVD with the FABULOUS interviews collected here, released every Full Moon. Yes, it's nice they live online, but their inclusion as part of this set would do wonders.
Thoughts? I'd think a few of you might be behind such a release, no?
Duddy28 May 2010 at 11:47amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Sounds great Sharkshark!
I must agree about the Full Moon interviews as, they have been very good. They add interest to the whole process. Would love to see them as part of a DVD.
Also would like a live cd, but I guess PG would wait until the next set of SMB tours are finished before producing that?
sharkshark28 May 2010 at 4:35pmPosts: 9 (0 today)Status: offline
Again, I'm not sure we're ever going to get a live CD version of this tour, as the rights issues would be exorbitant (you'll note for most of the shots of the tour you either see stills, or (if video) you see him, or the audience.
Duddy28 May 2010 at 5:32pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Yep - fair point. I can dream.
Mr Beef28 May 2010 at 5:42pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
There are plenty of classical DVDs out there with full orchestras. . . is this any different?
sharkshark7 June 2010 at 3:43amPosts: 9 (0 today)Status: offline
the issue is that the rights to use image (ie., filming them) are completely different than the rights to use the audio recording.
I'm not sure how you all feel, but can you think of a way that the "And I Scratch Yours" tracks would be released on physical media in any other way? Even as a mail in, there'd need to be something more specific to draw in more than the rabid fan. This two-birds-with-one-stone approach (the &ISY tracks associated with the SMB2 stuff) would, I think, work best.
But then again, PG et. al. haven't really asked my opinion yet, have they.
Slowcloud8 June 2010 at 4:15amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
I keep saying there needs to be a 7-inch vinyl box set with all the PG versions of Scratch my Back on one side of each 7-inch and the other artists' covers doing the "I'll scratch Yours" thing on the other side. SOrt of like the Record Store Day exclusives. It's such a brilliant physical compliment putting those songs on such a format with the idea of "Scratch My Bacl/I'll Scratch Yours." Of course it would appeal only to the hard core collectors.
sharkshark29 June 2010 at 10:10pmPosts: 9 (0 today)Status: offline
Wbatever happens, I -REALLY- hope they include the Tom Waits cover. spectacular.
Duddy29 June 2010 at 11:20pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Isnt it? Funny how we wait for ages to hear something new and then he just produces that. He made it look v easy! Beautiful.
Tstevens10 July 2010 at 12:40amPosts: 27 (0 today)Status: offline
THe difference is that Classical DVD's are generally performances of either older music known as Public Domain (i.e free to perform) or, if it's a new work it's done in tandem with the composer.usually one person who gets the mechanical royalty from it or a percentage every time a DVD is bought. In order for PETER to release a NB DVD he would have to pay for the rights to all of the songs to be released in a visual format or strike a percentage deal with them. He would also have to give the musicians performance royalty for appearing on the DVD, something that is totally NOT affordable for anyone who's made their fortune from pop music, where you're only paying four to five people for performance royalties.
Classical DVDs featuring the LSO or the RSNO etc, can afford this because all of their money goes in to paying musicians and conductors any way.
uclabuck14 August 2010 at 1:48amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Why doesn't he release a studio version of his music in the SMB style he performs live. I was blown away when he was here in LA. It may be more work but would bypass many of the issues mentioned and certainly have optimal recording and mixing.
rraven14 August 2010 at 3:40pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Lemme guess - this is the first time you've been to this website since the LA show. PG has been currently working on just such an album and it is in the remixing/editing stage with a release date of sometime in 2012.
Sammy The Slug20 August 2010 at 12:54pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello Rraven, i thought it was planned for a 2011 release, but i wouldn't be surprised if it's out in 2012!
rraven20 August 2010 at 5:42pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Unfortunately, Sammy, my doctors have me on a new painkiller. What year is this? What ever year this is, add at least one.
Sammy The Slug21 August 2010 at 10:20amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
masternate6123 August 2010 at 4:07pmPosts: 72 (0 today)Status: offline
i was gonna say WTH!!! yea its suppose to be 2011, but ravens right we will should probably expect it by the close of this decade