Douglass Fake wrote:
Licensing was definitely the problem all the way around. Musician fees and whatnot got bypassed several times over in Japan. Orca was never "officially" produced, hence the album appeared only via the TAM label in Japan. Similar situations happened with LPs for Meteor (Laurence Rosenthal), The Domino Principle (Billy Goldenberg), Somebody Killed Her Husband (Alex North), Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea (Johnny Mandel), Follow Me (John Barry) and others from that mid to late-seventies period. --Doug
Ahh, I can post again. Forum seemed to have some technical issues over the last 48 hours.
Doug's post here is interesting given the Orca issue that has arisen with Music Box's release recently. Looks like some people will get a very limited collector's item and a widespread release looks very unlikely.