Club "Re-Mastering" Statements
H.W. Neff and Dave Datta received this information from BMG and Columbia House and was current in 1991. It is included in this FAQ without permission from the clubs but with permission from Mr. Neff. Messrs. Neff and Datta had permission from the clubs to include the information in their FAQ. Mr. Neff, after reading this FAQ supplied me with the following information:
Several times the question has been raised about the remastering of material by cd clubs. A written query was made. Posted here, with permission, is the bulk of each response:BMG Music Club:
THE COMPACT DISC CLUB MANUFACTURES SELECTIONS UNDER RIGID SPECIFICATIONS AND WARRANTS THAT PRODUCTS ARE FREE FROM DEFECTS. SELECTIONS ARE REPRODUCED ACCORDING TO AGREEMENTS WITH THE ARTISTS. MOST SELECTIONS ARE THE SAME AS THAT SOLD IN STORES. IF THERE IS A CHANGE MADE IN THE MASTER COPY, THIS IS DONE ONLY BY AGREEMENT WITH THE ARTIST.CBS Music Club:
In reply to your question about the mastering of CD's, Columbia House takes the material as it comes to us from the licensor and we duplicate it in the manufacturing plants of Digital Audio Disc Corporation in Terre Haute or, in some cases, at the Warner Communications duplicating facilities in Pennsylvania. We do not ourselves re-master any product nor do we attempt -- or in fact are permitted - to make any changes in the master.