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obsidianchrysalis
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"... 2008 Fire Destroyed Masters From The Roots... (OKP link)"
Tue Jun-11-19 05:48 PM by obsidianchrysalis

  

          

https://www.okayplayer.com/music/2008-universal-studios-fire-destroyed-masters.html

The article just aggregates an NYTimes article which describes, in great, captivating detail, the events leading up to the fire which destroyed a reported 500,000 songs from artists ranging from Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, The Roots, and John Coltrane. It also touches on the coverup by UMG and the state of the music's industry's efforts to properly archive all of recorded music.

A sobering read but the writer holds your interest throughout. It's a long read - took me about a half hour but it's a great read and I generally don't like music journalism.

Here's the nytimes.com link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html?module=inline

  

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... 2008 Fire Destroyed Masters From The Roots... (OKP link) [View all] , obsidianchrysalis, Tue Jun-11-19 05:47 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
Read it this evening. I had literal tears in my eyes
Jun 11th 2019
1
I know what you mean
Jun 11th 2019
2
I'm a bit confused though. Questlove said this is why no re-issues
Jun 12th 2019
3
Don’t think they were actually reissued though
Jun 12th 2019
6
I hope there are vinyl backups
Jun 12th 2019
4
Ah, beat me to it.
Jun 12th 2019
5
RE: Ah, beat me to it.
Jun 12th 2019
7
UMG says article is inaccurate, but doesn't dispute damage done
Jun 12th 2019
8
RE: UMG says article is inaccurate, but doesn't dispute damage done
Jun 13th 2019
9
      This is what Questlove did.
Jun 13th 2019
11
           so sad.
Jun 18th 2019
12
RE: ... 2008 Fire Destroyed Masters From The Roots... (OKP link)
Jun 13th 2019
10
Soundgarden, Tupac, Hole and more sue Universal Music... (LA Times link)
Jun 21st 2019
13

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