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WE GET LOTS requests for info about release dates – if we always knew for certain we’d provide that information here. Sadly, it’s not always possible to get an accurate estimate of when titles will be available. Licensing is not an exact science – we occasionally get derailed by technical and paperwork issues but 99% of prospective future titles mentioned on this page are signed, sealed and well… not quite delivered, but you get our drift. So just keep an eye on this page for a quick update of what is and what is not on deck.
By way of an explanation to the releases we choose you should be aware that the licensing procedure is fraught with complications. Rock Candy is a 100% legitimate operation. We do not release counterfeit product and always work in complete co-operation with the rights owners to ensure a quality product is delivered. As it is not always possible to secure the appropriate rights we have to reluctantly leave some planned releases behind and move forward to other titles.
We receive numerous requests asking to reissue certain albums – some are massive sellers and some are very obscure. We do try to weigh up those requests with economic realities and whilst the debut self titled album by, say, A440 may be top of your want list, as well as ours too, I’m afraid sometimes it doesn’t make sense financially – we’ll end up taking, what is termed, a bath. Also, we often receive requests for more bonus tracks. Sadly, some artists and bands never recorded extra tracks at the time of the initial sessions. In addition, if extra tracks do exists we are at the mercy of the rights owners to allow us to use those recordings. It’s a very complicated process clouded by legalities and permissions that lay totally outside of Rock Candy’s sphere of influence. Sadly, counterfeit operations share no such qualms. Even live tracks are subject to the same rigorous vetting processes but we always try wherever possible to feature extra material.