Guardian Article - Album disownership.

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Guardian Article - Album disownership.

Postby Kev » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:31 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/ ... -new-album

The La's

Very much the benchmark when it comes to comprehensive album disownership. When The La's released their eponymous debut album in 1990, it was instantly hailed as a classic, stuffed with timeless melodies – and, indeed, Timeless Melody – plus a massive worldwide hit in the form of There She Goes. However, this wasn't enough for rampant perfectionist Lee Mavers. Twelve different producers had tried and failed to capture the elsuive sound in his head, and he swiftly disowned the album when Go! Discs lost patience and released it. "I'm embarrassed by it," Mavers chirpily told interviewers. The world still waits for a second La's album.
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