When you said on Twitter about Dolphin Brothers releasing on vinyl through Universal isn’t happening yet because they are prioritising other Japan and solo releases, it was said in Japan’s Facebook group something like: ‘bitterness is there in Steve’s post about re-releasing the Dolphins album where he blames record company ‘priorities’ for it not being progressed.’ Is it correct to think it?

Someone’s not got enough drama in their life. Bitterness about what? It’s no mystery to me why it makes sense for Universal to release the biggest sellers first, I would do the same, which is why my comment was: “I’m guessing they are prioritising”. When a label that owns your catalogue informs of their intentions to re-issue an album it’s only a matter of courtesy. They can do it anyway, or they can just sit on it and wait for a time when they think it will fare better. As is obvious, they have staggered the releases of JAPAN and solo due to the fact that they wouldn’t want to saturate the small market they’re aimed at. That’s not rocket science. There isn’t any ‘blame’ on my part, this is just common sense. And from a personal perspective I’ve no interest in DB (or JAPAN) being re-issued. They are primarily little money spinners for when a label acquires a catalogue and looks for opportunities to exploit it, as is also the case with the likes of Snapper/Kscope and Burning Shed.

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  1. I am fortunate to have a beautiful UK pressing of the first Dolphin Brothers album ….listened the other night, I do love that album…well done Mr. Jansen 🙂

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