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UnreleasedBeatles.com is closed by EMI
« on: June 12, 2004, 01:21:26 AM »

I've just read that UnreleasedBeatles.com has been shut down, as a result of Apple/Sony/EMI (pick one) hassling the guy who runs it.

I thought that he knew the axe must fall sooner or later. Once he started charging money, he knew it would have to be sooner! The huge amount of stuff he was uploading there is partly evidence for that; I see him as trying to provide as much material as possible so that those who had paid would get something for their dollars.

A bit sad. If he had been more discrete at the start, and offered a trickle rather than a flood, and not asked for money, he may have survived.
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Re: UnreleasedBeatles.com is closed by EMI
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2004, 01:25:14 AM »

There ARE sites where Beatles material can be downloaded, if you're not prepared to go Mister Charlie's binaries road. I know a few of these sites, but I'm not going to give the URLs publicly, as bandwidth is always a concern for the people who make the material available.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2004, 01:59:10 AM »

well i paid the guy and he emailed saying some guy claiming to be from EMI called him and asked him for his address and all that, he said he refused to give it to him. He said the guy wanted to him a letter of reasons why he needed to shut down the site. But the guy said he'd email him the reasons. He said he'd post the email as soon as he got it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2004, 02:25:25 AM »

that sucks!! Luckily I downloaded all the new albums before it got shut down, so I guess it was worth paying for thr subscription
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2004, 02:55:59 AM »

And poor Alan is on vacation, he signed up as well.

I won't pay for anything I can get for free, and the site WAS awfully open.

It's a shame tho not to be able to share this stuff.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2004, 11:32:56 PM »

well if it is shut down i say it was worth every penny
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Re: UnreleasedBeatles.com is closed by EMI
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2004, 05:22:24 AM »

btw where did you read about this Maria? Was it an article in the newspaper, website...?
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Re: UnreleasedBeatles.com is closed by EMI
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2004, 05:34:09 AM »

Oops
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Re: UnreleasedBeatles.com is closed by EMI
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2004, 05:58:31 AM »

[quote by=Bruno link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1087003286,s=6 date=1087104144]btw where did you read about this Maria? Was it an article in the newspaper, website...?[/quote]

A couple of other Beatles forums. Bulldog above said he got an email from the guy himself.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2004, 01:46:32 PM »

[quote by=Maria link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1087003286,s=8 date=1087106311]

A couple of other Beatles forums. Bulldog above said he got an email from the guy himself.[/quote]

yeah, I just got an email from the UB guy :P
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« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2004, 12:39:25 AM »

BUGGER!! Typical that this should happen when I'm on holiday!!

Bruno, any idea what the downloads were for the past 2 weeks?

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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2004, 12:49:03 AM »

The site has been closed for a while now so I don't think you missed anything. I think the last set of downloads included the complete Purple Chic's BBC sessions (10 albums), complete Get Back Journals (8 albums), comple White Album Outtakes (4 albums) and Ultra Rare Trax 1 & 2
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2004, 01:02:32 AM »

Thanks Bruno, looks like I missed the last 2 Get Back albums and last 2 White album out-takes.

Have you heard from UB at all? I just wondered whether we can expect our money back. Yeah... I'm an optimist! LOL!

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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2004, 03:35:51 AM »

I believe he sent emails to all the members of the website, at least I got one from him. In the email he doesn't mention anything about giving the money back or having the site up anytime soon :(

btw I know some other ways of getting bootlegs, if anybody is interested I'll post where to get them
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2004, 09:12:29 AM »

[quote by=Bruno link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1087003286,s=13 date=1087875351]I know some other ways of getting bootlegs, if anybody is interested I'll post where to get them[/quote]

I'd be VERY interested Bruno! Especially if I can get hold of those downloads that I missed! :)

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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2004, 09:14:29 AM »

[quote by=Bruno link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1087003286,s=13 date=1087875351]I believe he sent emails to all the members of the website, at least I got one from him. In the email he doesn't mention anything about giving the money back or having the site up anytime soon[/quote]

Yeah, I have that email too. I wrote back to him and asked about refunds, but haven't received a reply... yet!
 

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