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Recapturing the Magic

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It was during a recent, animated conversation about back catalogue affairs that a stunning realization was made. Of all the major companies dealing in music and pop culture, there is one that has a surprisingly subdued place in the world of reissues. Were this company to change their mind about catalogue affairs and start utilizing their vast discography for more box sets and other special titles, it might be a step in revitalizing the whole reissue practice in general.

I’m talking, of course, about The Walt Disney Company.

I know. It’s probably not what you expected to hear. But think about it: you have a film studio which for around 80 years has been putting out some of the best-known and best-recognized family entertainment, with some of the best-loved film and T.V. music connected to said entertainment. Surely a company answering to this description would have a devoted staff working 40 hours a week to bring you the best in reissues, compilations and box sets drawn from all that music. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mike Duquette

May 4, 2010 at 12:13