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Re: re-releases

Added: February 13th, 2013 in Questions

On Oct 28, 2012, at 6:32 AM, frank balmaekers wrote:


We are planning to buy all the 60 albums from Frank, but want to do it with CD WOW HD.
Can we trust them as we asked them what pressings they have: they said Canadian.
Now we received the first 3 but we can’t see nowhere on the cd or package Made in Canada or Made in USA.
There’s only: under exclusive license to Universal, address 2220 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Zappa Records 824302385326 (UMe)
Question 1: Could you please say what pressing this is?
Question 2: Are these digitally remasters?

Thanks and with regards,

Frank Balmaekers

As far as I can understand what you are asking for does not currently exist. 22 Titles were remastered only. Those same masters are ALSO available at iTunes as MFiT. Check that list for guidance. If you buy them in Europe, they are most likely manufactured in Europe. If you purchase them in North America they are most likely manufactured in the USA. FYI, we are planning vinyl re-issues for some titles, as well as HD but not all the same titles. In other words, not all titles will appear in all formats. If you have other questions please go ahead and ask but please also be as specific as possible. Meanwhile I will check out the number below for you.

Thanks for your interest.

“Music is the Best!”~fz