When is a re-issue not a re-issue?
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: November 26, 2000 02:37AM

My friend and I have been debating on and off this year about the legitimacy of CD re-issues. He will contest that certain releases (notably on the Axepertise and Metal Mayhem labels) are not proper re-issues but rather professional-quality bootlegs. Where does one draw the line between bootleg and re-issue? I, for one, am quite satisfied with the sound quality of my Waysted "Save Your Prayers" and Axe "Offering" CDs both on the Axepertise label. My friend has negated these as "cheesy bootlegs". I always believed that if a CD was digitally transferred from the original masters, the artwork had remained faithful to the original, the packaging was professional and the copyright royalties were paid out to the appropriate parties, then THAT is what constituted a legitimate re-issue. For most consumers, it is hard to know the goings-on with respect to the business end of things and whether or not copyright laws have been observed. That leaves us with the CD itself. However, with technology being so advanced these days, it is easy to manufacture a product that walks and talks like the real thing, but is, in fact, an imitation. My friend, for instance, insists that my copy of Fate's "A Matter of Attitude" is, to quote Donnie Brasco, a "fugazi" but only the well-trained eye would ever be able to make that distinction. Everything about this CD screams "original pressing" except apparently the inner ring pattern is somewhat irregular or something.
I guess the real issue here is: how high does the quality of a bootleg have to be before it is accepted as a "legitimate" re-issue? Does fake stop being fake when it possesses the ability to fool a majority? Any thoughts...

koogles

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When is a re-issue not a re-issue?200 koogles 11/26/2000 02:37AM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 112John Q11/26/2000 08:08PM
RE: When is a re-issue not a re-issue? 133 Steve 11/27/2000 12:02AM
Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 138 koogles 11/27/2000 09:54AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 191 Billy D'Allyn 11/27/2000 06:53PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 124 koogles 11/28/2000 12:08AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 111 Steve 11/28/2000 01:05AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 146John Q11/28/2000 05:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 148 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:39AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 139John Q11/28/2000 11:31AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 124 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 12:13PM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 157 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 02:16AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 130 koogles 11/28/2000 09:23AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 128 Steve 11/28/2000 09:53AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 124 ryan 11/28/2000 10:36AM
Steve- you make me laugh. 132 koogles 11/28/2000 11:59AM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 125 Steve 11/28/2000 12:36PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 117 koogles 11/28/2000 12:53PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 115 Steve 11/28/2000 02:57PM
RE: Steve- you make me laugh. 117 koogles 11/28/2000 11:46PM
Another pointer of concern - Production quality 138 Nicky 11/29/2000 06:27AM
RE: Metal Mayhem re-issues questionable? 142 Billy D'Allyn 11/28/2000 10:53AM
Steve and Billy- where's your class? 174 koogles 11/28/2000 11:43AM
RE: Metal Mayhem 1 Mensa members 0 124 Lil Al 11/28/2000 03:38PM
If it was just about the music... 124 koogles 11/29/2000 12:32AM
RE: OK, NOW I HAVE TO SAYTHING! 151 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 12:58AM
Take a recess, Judge Judy. 110 koogles 11/29/2000 01:14AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 126 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:32AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 117 koogles 11/29/2000 04:50AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 126 Steve 11/29/2000 04:59AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 110 Steve 11/29/2000 05:04AM
Steve, you STILL make me laugh. 101 koogles 11/29/2000 05:40AM
Koogles GET's KO'd!! 111 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 07:16AM
I'm still standing.. 140 koogles 11/29/2000 12:27PM
RE: Koogles GET's KO'd!! 101 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:38AM
Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting for! 145 koogles 12/01/2000 12:42PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 123 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:55PM
RE: Okay, Billy, here's something worth fighting f 106 koogles 12/02/2000 12:58AM
RE: Take a recess, Judge Judy. 138 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 07:59AM
Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 141 koogles 11/29/2000 12:51PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 122 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 02:56PM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 124 koogles 11/30/2000 01:13AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 120 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:56AM
RE: Judge Judy, when will you GET IT? 126 JUDGE JUDY 11/30/2000 05:58AM
Give it up 116 koogles 11/30/2000 08:37AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 141 Billy D'Allyn 11/29/2000 11:35AM
The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 114 koogles 11/29/2000 12:14PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 121 JUDGE JUDY 11/29/2000 03:01PM
RE: The childish rebuttals keep on comin'... 136 koogles 11/30/2000 01:42AM
Koogles swings from his family tree! 96 Billy D'Allyn 12/01/2000 10:49AM
You have successfully advertised your CD 102 koogles 12/01/2000 12:37PM
RE: You have successfully advertised your CD 138 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:53AM
I will be buying one!! 123 Jennifer T 12/01/2000 03:58PM
RE: I will be buying one!! 109 Billy D'Allyn 12/02/2000 08:57AM
RE: Koogles/PJ, get a reality check! 118 Jennifer T 11/29/2000 11:00PM
Jennifer T- you are redundant and ridiculous 143 koogles 11/30/2000 01:29AM
ok this is funny but getting rediculous 127 fanof1982 11/30/2000 02:55AM
A word or two about collecting 142 koogles 11/30/2000 08:31AM


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