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Ladies and gentlemen , 2 big announcements...

 

1) Ron Keel is now the Vice President of Retrospect Records and will be taking over promoting and marketing for R.R. After signing my 200th band yesterday , I feel I have no option but to allow a long-time pro handle that side of the biz. It's just too much for me to handle. I'll allow him to announce a full press release shortly.

 

2) I just inked a deal with an amazing company that will now be silver-pressing EVERY RETROSPECT RELEASE. NO MINIMUM REQUIRED. That's right - NO MINIMUM ORDER. That means I will delve back into the many already oop Retrospect re-issues and re-releasing them once again as SILVER discs. Now before you all get excited I haven't actually held one of their products in my hands yet but judging from the pics , it's exactly what I , and some of you, are looking for. Once I actually see a pressed disc from this particular company I will let you all know my opinion and proceed from there.

 

Some great news indeed!

 

Maybe NOW Retrospect Records will be taken seriously and recognized as a driving force in today's music industry...

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Three big announcements! Ron Keel coming onboard, all cd's being silver pressed (if all goes well) and reissuing some oop Retrospect albums. Congrats!

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Say Hi to Ron for me. ;)

 

And I swear to God I'm not being sarcastic here, but is there any chance of Ron's "Ronnie Lee Keel" country material being re-released? Cuz my wife's a country music fan and I think she'd get a kick out of that stuff (especially if I followed it up by playing Keel's THE RIGHT TO ROCK and saying "believe it or not, that's the same guy!" hahaha)

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well as a serious cd collector and if you are truly going to release and re-release you cds silver pressed you'll surely have a new customer i hope you release that LORRAINE CD silver press because i own one of the BOOTLEG?edition BOYS NITE OUT and i was going to order it from you regardless if it is a cdr or not to compare the two but now ill wait to see it become silver pressed

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Congrats Sam! RK is a class act. You have just added a ton of credibility to your business with your signing of RK and silver pressing all of your future releases. Well done. :drink:

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Hey thanks for the response guys. After my dad died last month it really put a lot of things in perspective for me about what I wanted to do with the company. (And thanks to everyone who sent their regards during that difficult time - I appreciate it).

 

Anyhoo , I'll try to answer some of your questions....

 

Fat_Freddy , I will sell you my copy of Ronnie Lee Keel's country cd!!

 

Heaven_&_Hell - The Steeler back catalog no , but we will definitely see the release of TWO Keel dvd's (one Live in Japan and one with all the videos on it). Also the re-release of Keel self-titled and The Final Frontier. And another Keel unreleased album. AND the new Keel/Shortino album.

 

Retrospect has just released a Ron Keel 2 cd set with a bunch of previously unreleased Steeler , Ron Keel and IronHorse tracks - check out the website for that release. 30 Songs!!!

 

Upcoming releases....I will post on a new thread

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Hey Sam,

Any chance of Ron's band The Rat'lers cd being re-released?

 

I dunno about that - the country thang isn't too appealing - LOL.

 

I agree, leave the country stuff alone and concentrate on what retrospect does....RAWK!! Great news for ya man, happy for you and the company, congrats

 

:dance:

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That is some awesome news, Sam. :banger: Kudos my man :drink:

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Got the "silver" discs in today. Ain't happy. Damn shame.

That sucks. What's the story?

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They aren't silver. The company advertises the cd's as being silver-pressed clones. Well they aren't any better than the company I am doing biz with now. Now personally , I like the way my newer releases have been looking and they will get better and better but the search will still be on for a company that can do REAL silver-pressed clones at a reasonable cost.

Bummer.

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