Leonard's vaults...

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frederik
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Leonard's vaults...

Post by frederik » Thu May 06, 2021 11:56 pm

In 6 months time it'll be 5 years since our beloved Leonard passed away. While his recordings and legacy remains to live on forever and we're blessed with his recordings, I'm wondering whether there are any thoughts/indications of exploring unreleased (live) recordings from his amazing career.
The Dylan Bootleg Series have spoiled (?) fans with alternate views on his amazing career. Similarly Neil Young is releasing vault recordings as other great artists do. I know there's grey market area releases on well known marketplaces. I bought some of these myself on record fairs in the past and cherish them. However, I'm kind of surprised/left wondering why no new releases from Leonard's vaults have cracked through the light of day. The copyright collections may be a nice way to start but I'm sure there is a broader audience for these.
Was this ever explored or is there anything on the horizon that we know about/can hope for?
its4inthemorning
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Re: Leonard's vaults...

Post by its4inthemorning » Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:39 pm

Frederik, just came across your post.

I surmise Leonard's family, ie Adam and Lorca, have the ultimate control of any unreleased music. I believe when "Thanks for the Dance" came out Adam or others mentioned that there were still songs that could be completed, but I've heard nothing about that since. This may be frustrating to fans, but perhaps the family has reasons for not wanting to put out what they consider unfinished work or to mimic what Bob Dylan and Neil Young are doing. A related topic is the memorial concert. It will soon be four years from when the concert occurred, and (someone correct me if I am wrong) no DVD has ever been released to the public. Now there might not be a huge market for such a DVD, but wouldn't even limited sales more than cover the mixing and production costs and provide a profit?

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oliviarodrigo
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Re: Leonard's vaults...

Post by oliviarodrigo » Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:49 pm

it would be nice if live recordings where to be made available and yes he did release live albums but live songs is a taster of how good he was back then and a full live concert from say the period 1972 to 1974 would be nice. even say a download so as to cut right back on costs and not to have to worry about how much or little it sells.
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