I'd just like to say that I couldn't agree more with Gavin's comments.quote:I feel like these TV stations are taking the "dog-in-the-manger" approach to the footage they have in their archives. In other words, they aren't prepared to share much (or any) of something they have which is basically of no use or interest to them or their programming anymore.
I live in the Uk and I too have often wondered why the BBC don't release, and make money from, the material that they have. The Sight and Sound, Hammersmith and OGWT footage is all well known. Indeed the Hammersmith stuff is played from time to time on one of their digital radio stations. There are also a John Peel and DLT radio sessions still existing from late 70's?
There has been a programme of Cd releases from the BBC's session archives in recent times via the Strange Fruit label. I have emailed both them and the BBC to suggest Enz releases several times but with no reply! Perhaps a release via the fanclub if they are not sure about the market? Having said that there have been some releases by very obscure artists/bands which can't have sold many so I can't believe they are motivated entirely by sales
As a Tv licence payer I feel strongly that the BBC should raise income from their archives
I'll climb off my soapbox now.
Anyway it's been a great Enz year from my perspective, great DVD and an imminent webcast for those lucky enough to have the computer to view it.