Albums known to have been released against the artist's explicit will

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dondy, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. CoryS

    CoryS Forum Resident

    I'll refer to my previous post on this topic.
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  2. PopularChuck

    PopularChuck Senior Member

    Bay Area
    I've read that Motorhead was none too happy about the live album No Sleep At All that GWR released in 1988 and there was some legal back-and-forth. The band much prefer the Live at Brixton '87 set, which I've not heard but believe is essentially the same set list.
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  3. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Senior Member

    Chicago, IL USA
    I believe it was Chess's studio cats rather than Rotary Connection
  4. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Senior Member

    Christina Aguilera pre-fame recordings. She sued and the best she got was her writing 1 page liner notes essentially saying careful what contracts you sign.

    That Page/Clapton/Beck instrumental album.
  5. BIGGER Dave

    BIGGER Dave Forum Resident

    Aimee Mann Ultimate Collection is a compilation album by American singer-songwriter Aimee Mann. Released on September 12, 2000, by Hip-O, the album predominantly comprises tracks from her major label days in addition to a few tracks from the new wave band she fronted, 'Til Tuesday. Before its release, Mann issued a statement disavowing any involvement with the creation of Ultimate Collection, writing that the compilation was never authorized by her and that her offer to assist in putting the album together after she heard of the project's existence was "flatly refused."
  6. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Aimee Mann has one...Greatest Hits IIRC.
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  7. super sally

    super sally Forum Resident

    Mint Hill, NC USA
    Maybe-- but they also didn't apparently like the Missing Links series, for the most part
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  8. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident


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  9. Craig Slowinski

    Craig Slowinski Forum Resident

    How about The Beatles' Rock 'N' Roll Music double compilation album from '76? Capitol put that out with little regard to the Fabs' wishes, possibly because aside from McCartney, they had all left the label by then (even though his was obviously the biggest solo career of them all...but they obviously weren't too concerned with pissing him off). George Martin remixed several (or all?) of the songs, not by invitation of the label, but by him volunteering out of fear that the old two-track productions, in particular, would sound horrible alongside the later stuff. And Ringo was quoted as saying the guys particularly disliked the artwork, because it was too "'50s-like", and they were from the '60s: according to him, John even volunteered to do the album's artwork himself, but was turned down.

    Another one would be The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl, which they still won't allow to be re-released in its original form.
  10. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

    Franklin, TN
    George Harrison was not happy how his record label forced him to change Somewhere in England. I am pretty sure the album was not what he wanted by the time it was released.
  11. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Senior Member

    The Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits CD that came out in '04. Axl was not on speaking terms with Slash or Duff at the time yet they all were unified in trying to stop the release of it via a lawsuit that didn't succeed
  12. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Music and movie fan.

    Many albums by a couple labels for punk bands; many records Mystic Records put out in the '80s, pretty much always the band said they didn't authorize it (and were getting nothing from it).

    And the first that came to mind were some by CD Presents, which has involved lawsuits: Avengers (S/T) (also a live download only release of them at Winterland opening up for the Sex Pistols and doing a much much better performance; I spoke to Peneleope Houston in 2010 who was incensed it was released though, as it was without their permission but a legal release), D.O.A. - Bloodied But Unbowed; The Subhumans - Incorrect Thoughts (it was not only without their consent, but the tracks were remixed and out of order too; they hated it so much they re-recorded the songs later, 30 years after the original, as Same Thoughts, Different Day)*. (wow some lunatic is asking 300 dollars for the CD - original one - on Discogs! My copy's worth that much?!? Crazy...)

    *Discogs: This was done after the band ran into problems with CD Presents Ltd., a label that reissued "Incorrect Thoughts" in 1985, who threatened legal action if the band tried to reissue the album.
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  13. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Senior Member

    Christina Aguilera - Just Be Free

    "Just Be Free" is a demo album released by Warlock Records andPlatinum Recording featuring music recorded by Christina Aguilerawhen she was only 15 years old. Six years after the completion of the album and Aguilera had achieved mainstream success, the producers released the record against Christina's will.

    In the album booklet you can read Christina's letter:
    "Just Be Free was recorded when I was 14 and 15 years old. At that young age, I made the recordings as a possible stepping stone to a career in music, which is my ultimate passion. They were made just so that I could get my foot in the door of the music business. I did not intend that the recordings would be widely released, especially after I signed with a major record label. I have not updated or finished the versions recorded in my childhood, and they are being released "as is," although I tried to prevent the release for several years. The recordings do not in any way reflect my current musical taste and where I am as an artist. The growth and vocal development I experienced as I matured into young adulthood is not reflected in the recordings. The album of new recordings that I intend to release this fall will be the album that truly reflects my artistry, my vision, and my passion. The Just Be Free recordings will hopefully be a footnote in a musical career that I dream will last for many years to come."
  14. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli No pressure, No diamonds....

    Along with:
    Long Gone Daddy
    Ramblin' Man
    Take as Needed for Pain
    Greatest Hits
    These were all compilation albums that Curb released to cash in on Hank III. They really screwed him over!
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  15. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli No pressure, No diamonds....

    Forever Wild by Sebastion Bach was released for RSD without his knowledge or agreement. A horrible VHS recording put onto vinyl.
  16. Lynivevoli

    Lynivevoli No pressure, No diamonds....

    I'm curious about all those crazy old Pickwick records. I would think that A lot of them were without permissions...
  17. Beamish13

    Beamish13 Forum Resident

    How the hell do you run into him??
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  18. john hp

    john hp Forum Resident

    Warwickshire, UK
  19. notesofachord

    notesofachord Riding down the river in an old canoe

    Mojave Desert
    If you’re a fan of Self Portrait, there’s no reason why you wouldn’t like Dylan. The quality and style is similar.

    Of course, a lot of folks dislike or even hate Self Portrait...
  20. gazatthebop

    gazatthebop Forum Resident

    John Cale "Helen of Troy" 1975. Cale said "Island Records released what essentially are demos"
  21. SoundAdvice

    SoundAdvice Senior Member

  22. shadow blaster

    shadow blaster Forum Resident

    Van Morrison- Blowin Your Mind?
  23. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    North Carolina
    Wouldn't anything by Van Morrison qualify? By the time a song's recorded, he doesn't want it to exist...
  24. Madrid

    Madrid Forum Resident

    The Stone Roses -'Garage Flower'. The recordings for what would have been their first album circa 1986/7, scrapped and with a very different sound to what became their actual debut in 1989. Released as part of the endless cash ins by previous labels.
  25. shadow blaster

    shadow blaster Forum Resident

    Well, that may be exaggerating it slightly, but I get your point. :). He sure does not seem to want reissues. And Tupelo Honey seems to have been condemned to the eternal and metaphorical freeze box.

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