I don't know about you but, to me, this latest call out by Trojan to collectors of original pressings sounds kind of fucked up.

They are asking for the following 7's

People Get Ready – Doctor Bird, DB-1189B
Please Stay – Doctor Bird, DB-1194A
Special Beat – Doctor Bird, DB-1194B
Mama Me Want Girl – Doctor Bird, DB-1206A
Sentry – Doctor Bird, DB-1206B
Soul Crash – Doctor Bird, DB-1207A
Throw Me Things – Doctor Bird, DB-1207B

So that they can supposedly get a better quality sound than what they have. Something about that just doesn't seem quite legal. Then again I don't live in the UK, I assume they have the rights to the Doctor Bird tunes yes? Who is going to be getting the royalties from this? Food for thought Trojan. Read the whole article below, and if you know for a fact that this is all on the level, please email me and let me know the details.
As a tribute to the greatest Skinhead band of them all, we’re set to reissue the group’s classic ‘Skinhead Moonstomp’ album, in a deluxe format, with a multitude of bonus recordings to augment the original 12 tracks.

However, plans to make the set a definitive Pyramids / Symarip / Seven Letters collection have been hit by the lack of quality source material for a number of the tracks and unless alternatives can be found, the set will fall a little short of what we hoped it to be.

So, if there are any collectors willing and able to help us out with good quality recordings of the following (all issued as the Seven Letters), by either lending us the original singles or CDR copies of the tracks made in real time (sadly MP3s aren’t of a high enough quality), we’d love to hear from you:

People Get Ready – Doctor Bird, DB-1189B
Please Stay – Doctor Bird, DB-1194A
Special Beat – Doctor Bird, DB-1194B
Mama Me Want Girl – Doctor Bird, DB-1206A
Sentry – Doctor Bird, DB-1206B
Soul Crash – Doctor Bird, DB-1207A
Throw Me Things – Doctor Bird, DB-1207B

In addition, any label scans of ANY Symarip or Pyramid singles, adverts, etc., are also needed so we can ensure the booklet is both informative and visually pleasing.

All contributors shall of course be receive full thanks in the booklet as well as being suitably rewarded!

If you are able to help, please contact us at the usual email address: trojanwebsite@googlemail.com

 

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