I am told by Good Music Store that scores of Jim's fans have placed their orders from their main site since the CD was announced July 31.
The ludicrous speculation that Good Music "did not want to take the risk that their Canadian website got closed down by an unforeseen action by another party" is belied by the fact that (1) the CD is a perfectly legal, licensed release originating in the EU, that can be sold in the EU, in Canada, in the U.S. under the First Sale Doctrine as affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 (just like millions of other imports are), and (2) as mentioned above, it's been available on the main site from the beginning.
The usual flame throwers claim they are "horrified" to learn of the release of the CD because supposedly the songs can be heard free online, but that is disingenuous in the extreme. The material that can be found streaming on one site has not been cleaned up, has pops and clicks and other audio artifacts, is not downloadable, and has been compressed through downsampling to save on bandwidth and server space, thus further degrading the sound. To tell fans that this online material is the equivalent of the rich audio quality presented on this marvelous CD, "Jim Reeves: The Lost Recordings" is laughably absurd besides being deliberately MISLEADING to the fans.
The new CD also contains other recordings that are NOT available online.
I also have a long track record of sourcing rare and previously unreleased material on Jim Reeves as well as other artists, so no one should be surprised when I produce for one of the labels I work with a CD that contains superior versions of songs.
It was bemusing to read the assertion that our CDs are only "slightly but not significantly better" than the streaming copies of some of these songs. That silliness is contradicted by the worldwide critical praise that big-league media ranging from Billboard magazine to the BBC have bestowed on releases I have produced.
The retired old men who are constantly conjuring up these bizarre fantasies in an attempt to interfere with fans' enjoyment of Jim's unreleased material are truly pathetic and desperately need to find a more productive hobby such as feeding the pigeons or playing shuffleboard.
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