2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Mar 30, 2009
- London, England
wasn't there some press conference or expo where Elliot Scheiner stood up in front of a whole crowd of industry folk and confronted the CEO of Universal (or some other big cheese there) and said "I've got the master tapes for all the Steely Dan albums sitting in my studio waiting to be mixed into 5.1, the band want me to do them, are you going to green-light them for me now or what??" (something like that.. I'm paraphrasing a bit but that's the main thrust of what he had to say at the time, I'm pretty sure.. It's almost ingrained in my brain..!!)."Pretzel Logic" not being released in 5.1 can only be the fault of the record company, either that or Fagen & Becker still wanted changes to it at the time it was due to be released...they are beyond perfectionism, you know?
Maybe a 40th anniversary release next year?
Kudos to him for speaking out. It was a ridiculous, untenable situation then and it's just as daft and needless now.
I am hoping beyond hope that Universal pull their 5.1 fingers out and get all the Steely Dan and Elton classic albums mixed into 5.1 out ASAP.