Piero Scaruffi's Rock Album Recording Date Project

In August 2006, music historian and critic Piero Scaruffi wrote the following to his website:
I would like to date all rock albums with their recording date, not with their release date... The older I get, the more fed up I am that we are so influenced by what the bureaucrats of record labels did: a work of art should be dated with the date when the artist finished it, not the date when someone else started selling it!
Scaruffi's online music database covers thousands of musicians. You can help with his epic project to gather recording dates (month and year) for each album in his database by checking the liner notes for each album you own that he has written about, and submitting them to Scaruffi via email in the following format:

Artist: Title (month year)

Thank you for contributing to recorded history!


At 5:42 PM, Blogger Michael G. Breece said...

Yes, where HE will get ALL the credit, however (noble indeed). The problem with following the lead of another man is...that it's still (no matter how brilliant he may be or is) just one man's piss take on whatever subject (in this case classical music) rendering his list more than a little arbitrary.

At 9:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a silly idea! Before the records were released, no one heard them! It matters little how long the record labels sat on them before they were released ... and usually, the release date is a good indication of recording date, anyway, so this is a lot of work to solve a problem which doesn't really exist and isn't a problem anyway.

At 2:23 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

Well it will be a lot of work. But it would be a great thing if it will be done. I am a fan of classical music and if he can really track down those classic works at the date the composer finish the work then it would be great.


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