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RCA Dance Vault brings music out of storage and into iTunes

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, May 2, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

An effort by RCA’s music label is bringing “a feast of rarities” to the iTunes Music Store, according to a company executive. “A year ago, I looked for (Odyssey’s) ‘Native New Yorker’ on iTunes, and I couldn’t find it,” says Hosh Gureli, RCA Music Group vice president of A&R. “In fact, none of the classic (dance) stuff was up there.” Gureli said he found that most of the music was sitting in RCA’s Pennsylvania storage facility, and shortly after started working on the RCA Dance Vault project. Reuters reports that the vault’s initial iTunes offering includes previously non-digitized dance classics (“Native New Yorker”), promo-only extended mixes (Eurythmics’ 12-minute “Right by Your Side”), DJ tools such as a cappellas and bonus beats, and new material without traditional release options (Joe Bermudez’s remix of Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You”).

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.......................................yay….?

Posted by Bradley on May 2, 2006 at 3:58 PM (PDT)

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Seriously, every track of every album a record company owns should be digitized.  If anything, it will be preserved for future generations.  There’s still a bunch of stuff from the mid-80s that has never been released on CD.  Some of it may not be popular enough for a limited run of CDs, but digitizing it and selling it online costs them virtualy nothing.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on May 2, 2006 at 4:56 PM (PDT)

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I don’t understand this “discovery.”  RCA released a dance compilation CD way back in 1988 called “Dance! Dance! Dance,” with digitally remastered versions of 12-inch disco singles including “Native New Yorker” (5:32), along with Everlyn Champagne King’s “Shame” (6:32), Machine’s “There But for the Grace of God Go I” (5:16), Vicki Sue Robinson’s “Turn the Beat Around” (5:30), Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band’s “Cherchez La Femme,” etc. (Catalogue No. 7639-2-R)

So I don’t know what’s in those “vaults” in Pennsylvania, but someone got to them in 1988, that’s for sure!

And I would hardly consider anything by Kelly Clarkson as “classic dance stuff.”  wink

Posted by JonnyOneNote on May 2, 2006 at 7:40 PM (PDT)

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kid rock

Posted by kolby on November 28, 2006 at 8:33 PM (PDT)

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