EMI Classics Website

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EMI Classics Website

Has anyone been to the EMI Classics US website recently? I tried to look at the catalogue and could not find any recordings listed for the "older" artists such as Klemperer, Karajan or Barbirolli. Does this mean that EMI have discontinued these recordings? I could not find any SACD entries either.

I also went to the Virgin classic website, but links pointing to some older recordings came up "page not available".

These recordings to continue to be available on Amazon so I am curious to know exactly what is going on. I couldn't find any information on the internet so I am posting this. Has anyone any ideas??

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My experience of record company websites is that they're hopeless: uninformative about existing, new or forthcoming issues, slickly commercial, bland pushers of 'product' they don't seem all that much to care about. I stick with good CD distributors (e.g. Presto Classical or MDT) for information about available and forthcoming CDs.

John

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The official website of EMI is www.emiclassics.com and it is quite precise and accurate of what is going on in the new and forthcoming releases, catalogue, etc. It contains, of course, all the existing items of Virgin classics.

Try this and avoid any US site of EMI or any other reference. By all means, some big distributors are well informed about the major labels. So, you may address their sites too.

Parla

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Thanks for your replies, but unfortunately here in the US every
time I type the URL or click a link to it, I am always directed to
the US website.

This raises a disturbing question as to what EMI's intentions are
for the US regarding their classical catalogue. Amazon US and other
retail sites are still offering items from the back catalogue,
including the recent SACD releases, but how long for is open to
speculation.

I have sent an email to EMI asking about their intentions and I'll
post a comment if and when they reply.

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Hi Dick!

I think that it's probably just website problems. Yesterday (after reading your post) I also tried. I clicked on the area for going to the complete EMI catalogue and was just redirected back to the same site! I did pull it up another way (now, of course, I've forgotten how I did that). Today, however, I was unable to do so. Anyway, I honestly don't think that they are doing any serious deletions (more so than is currently the norm anyway!). I also noticed when I typed in "EMI Classics" into the search engine that when the link to the site came up, underneath it said "this site might be compromised".

Hopefully, they'll fix the problem soon.

Best wishes,

Petra

 

 

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EMI did reply to my email and acknowledged the issues with the US website. The reasons, they said, were resource and technical issues and confirmed that their current catalogue has not changed for the US.

The did give me a link for US users which is:

http://www.emiclassics.com/catalogue.php

Thank everyone for your comments.



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John, you are absolutely right about the general uselessness of official record-company websites; honourable exception, as so very, very often - Hyperion.  I too generally use Presto because of its superb layout and detailed information.  But of course two or three hours spent surfing all  the Amazon sites  (UK, US, France, Germany, Italy etc ) can unearth some real treasures at crazy low prices ( including 1 cent or one UK pence !!!...suppose they make some money on the postage ).  An example - I had heard good things about a complete Chopin cycle on Decca by a young Italian called Pietro de Maria.  There is absolutely no mention of this on the Decca website.  I eventually tracked it down on Italian Amazon, and ordered the Mazurkas at reasonable cost - superb!  Do record companies actually want to not sell their products?

Stephen, Christchurch, NewZealand

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I was starting to doubt whether, "emiclassics.co.uk", ever in fact existed, however, I was able to access a few archived older parts of their site through the Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.

Can anyone in the UK tell me if , "emiclassics.co.uk", is still accessable for internet users in the UK. Or has it vanished ?.

I live in Hawaii, and find the US EMI site catastrophically poor.

Irvine Shamrock

 

 

 

Irvine Shamrock

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