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« on: January 30, 2018, 10:58:56 AM »
This sounds pretty interesting (thanks to the Mod Generation's guys for the heads up), as it means the rights to the much revered footage of the show -or what's left from it- have been unlocked at last.

https://www.bmg.com/uk/news/BMG-acquires-rights-to-iconic-TV-show-Ready-Steady-Go.html

Now the question is: what are BMG planning releases-wise? The fact that until now they've just issued a cheap 60s CD comp with "Ready Steady Go!" in the title as a selling point doesn't look very promising.


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:58:29 PM »
This sounds pretty interesting (thanks to the Mod Generation's guys for the heads up), as it means the rights to the much revered footage of the show -or what's left from it- have been unlocked at last.

https://www.bmg.com/uk/news/BMG-acquires-rights-to-iconic-TV-show-Ready-Steady-Go.html

Now the question is: what are BMG planning releases-wise? The fact that until now they've just issued a cheap 60s CD comp with "Ready Steady Go!" in the title as a selling point doesn't look very promising.
I was under the assumption that Dave Clark (glad all over) had this and other 60's treasure locked in his personal vault and was refusing to share .

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 01:08:22 PM »
Interesting to see what comes out beyond generic 'Hits Of The 60s' type CDs that are simply branded with the RSG name and logo. I still have on good quality VHS the episodes that Channel 4 screened in their early days. A mish mash of stuff but absolutely superb to see which amounted to 6 episodes. Also the Otis and Motown specials which were released on official video cassette too. Would be amazing if see anything previously hidden away but even a nice DVD set with what is already out there wouldn't go amiss.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 04:33:32 PM »
This sounds pretty interesting (thanks to the Mod Generation's guys for the heads up), as it means the rights to the much revered footage of the show -or what's left from it- have been unlocked at last.

https://www.bmg.com/uk/news/BMG-acquires-rights-to-iconic-TV-show-Ready-Steady-Go.html

Now the question is: what are BMG planning releases-wise? The fact that until now they've just issued a cheap 60s CD comp with "Ready Steady Go!" in the title as a selling point doesn't look very promising.
I was under the assumption that Dave Clark (glad all over) had this and other 60's treasure locked in his personal vault and was refusing to share .

Yeah, I too thought the treasure was lost forever. Thing is I recall seeing in an Andorra records shop in the early 80s a couple VHS tapes (dunno if official or bootleg) with some episodes or (as Martin says) assorted clips from the show. I've spent the rest of my adult life regretting not buying them! A second chance to redeem my sins would be welcome.

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 07:21:08 PM »
This sounds pretty interesting (thanks to the Mod Generation's guys for the heads up), as it means the rights to the much revered footage of the show -or what's left from it- have been unlocked at last.

https://www.bmg.com/uk/news/BMG-acquires-rights-to-iconic-TV-show-Ready-Steady-Go.html

Now the question is: what are BMG planning releases-wise? The fact that until now they've just issued a cheap 60s CD comp with "Ready Steady Go!" in the title as a selling point doesn't look very promising.
I was under the assumption that Dave Clark (glad all over) had this and other 60's treasure locked in his personal vault and was refusing to share .

Yeah, I too thought the treasure was lost forever. Thing is I recall seeing in an Andorra records shop in the early 80s a couple VHS tapes (dunno if official or bootleg) with some episodes or (as Martin says) assorted clips from the show. I've spent the rest of my adult life regretting not buying them! A second chance to redeem my sins would be welcome.


Ah wid be in absolute bits (& pieces) if ah had made that mistake.



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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 11:51:16 AM »
This sounds pretty interesting (thanks to the Mod Generation's guys for the heads up), as it means the rights to the much revered footage of the show -or what's left from it- have been unlocked at last.

https://www.bmg.com/uk/news/BMG-acquires-rights-to-iconic-TV-show-Ready-Steady-Go.html

Now the question is: what are BMG planning releases-wise? The fact that until now they've just issued a cheap 60s CD comp with "Ready Steady Go!" in the title as a selling point doesn't look very promising.
I was under the assumption that Dave Clark (glad all over) had this and other 60's treasure locked in his personal vault and was refusing to share .

Yeah, I too thought the treasure was lost forever. Thing is I recall seeing in an Andorra records shop in the early 80s a couple VHS tapes (dunno if official or bootleg) with some episodes or (as Martin says) assorted clips from the show. I've spent the rest of my adult life regretting not buying them! A second chance to redeem my sins would be welcome.


Ah wid be in absolute bits (& pieces) if ah had made that mistake.

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 06:43:26 PM »
I hear BMG are working with the archive TV specialists Kaleidoscope in assessing the RSG archive which sounds very promising.  Hopefully some missing material will turn up.

Iíve still got VHS tapes of off-air recordings when they were shown on Channel 4 as well!

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 07:10:43 PM »
I hear BMG are working with the archive TV specialists Kaleidoscope in assessing the RSG archive which sounds very promising.  Hopefully some missing material will turn up.



Great news n6!

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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 07:48:17 PM »
I hear BMG are working with the archive TV specialists Kaleidoscope in assessing the RSG archive which sounds very promising.  Hopefully some missing material will turn up.



Great news n6!

Yeah hopefully at very least it would be nice to have a decent DVD release of known material, including the Motown, Otis and Stones specials (the latter cobbled together from two episodes).

Some years back Dick Fiddy of the BFI told me he was going to visit a woman who had some potentially missing RSG material. Unfortunately it turned out to be an episode that already existed. But Iím hopeful that there will be some unseen (since transmission) material as itís always been rumoured that Dave Clark was sitting on performances that werenít shown on tv in the 80s/90s or released on video. The Action would be the holy grail for me along with The Birds.

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« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 08:02:08 PM »
I hear BMG are working with the archive TV specialists Kaleidoscope in assessing the RSG archive which sounds very promising.  Hopefully some missing material will turn up.



Great news n6!

Yeah hopefully at very least it would be nice to have a decent DVD release of known material, including the Motown, Otis and Stones specials (the latter cobbled together from two episodes).

Some years back Dick Fiddy of the BFI told me he was going to visit a woman who had some potentially missing RSG material. Unfortunately it turned out to be an episode that already existed. But Iím hopeful that there will be some unseen (since transmission) material as itís always been rumoured that Dave Clark was sitting on performances that werenít shown on tv in the 80s/90s or released on video. The Action would be the holy grail for me along with The Birds.

All sounds good Number 6 but I wont make any deals with you , I'm a free man. . 8)
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