it's been a couple months and i haven't seen this thread updated
so i decided to check and we're currently at 2198
and i noticed sighunt added this update over on the change.org page on feb 2nd of this year
Just wanted to provide an update on our initiative to Release All of the Rolling Stones MSG 69 Recordings. At this point in time, our petition is just about a year old. We have accumulated 2175 signatures and 43,000 + views. With assistance from some Stones fans, I acquired contact information for both the Stones organization and Abkco (the Stones former label) and sent both entities written correspondence regarding our request (along with outlining potential benefits) of re-releasing the MSG 69 recordings in their entirety. I am hoping both parties will take our petition seriously, read the comments, and see that there are many music lovers who would like to see this project come to fruition. I wish to thank all of you who signed and supported our efforts to help make this initiative a reality! Have a great year!
have you heard anything back yet?
with the tour off for this year and the new album possibly delayed as well it could be a good time to release this
Hello Professor. Saw your post and wanted to respond to it.
The quick answer to your question is no, I haven’t heard anything from either Abkco or the Stones organization.
At this point in time, I feel I have done everything in my power to get the word out via contacting every relevant and/or influential Stones group on-line including Stones fans groups on Facebook, etc. In addition, I’ve ponied up my own money and paid for a few ads in music trade magazines like Goldmine and MOJO.
A couple months ago before I wrote up that update on Change.Org (that you posted here today), I contacted the ad dept at Rolling Stone magazine and had a few back and forth communications with them, describing what the petition was all about. I informed them that I was a private, semi-retired individual who was basically doing this campaign on my own. They agreed to give me a great deal on a full page ad for $6000.00 US dollars (normally $7500.00)! Although I feel that advertising in Rolling Stone with a full page ad would be a great attention grabber, $6000.00 would be much better spent on other priorities in my life right now. lol.
Professor- your comment “with the tour off for this year and the new album possibly delayed as well it could be a good time to release this” is very incisive. Common sense along with the law of averages tells me that Stones tours as we know them are most likely coming to a close given advancing age and/or probable health issues. With that being said, my hope is that we will see more treasures from the vaults being open (like that great El Mocambo set!) while fans like you and I are still around to enjoy them.
Given everything I have attempted with this petition, at this time, I have to walk away from it
. I believe that the powers that be are aware of said petition, and if it is meant to be, it will happen.
In the mean time, I have some contingency plans of my own: Over the last several months I have reached out and met with some folks, who in turn, put me in touch with a couple sound/recording engineers who I’ve given copies of the MSG 69 ABKCO Copyright dump recordings (and who really appreciate classic rock music from the 1960's) to see if they can work their magic and improve the sound (specifically the show from 11/27/69 which out of the two complete shows from 11/27 & 11/28 was the better sounding of the two). I made an agreement that if these guys can do something to SIGNIFICANTLY improve the quality of the recordings with the professional equipment they have access to, I would pay them for their time. No promises regarding what the results would be were made…We shall see.
I want to personally say thank you to everyone on this site who assisted, got the word out, and supported efforts with this petition. Stones fans are the best!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2023-04-27 13:35 by Sighunt.