We’ve commented on how the emusic relaunch has led to the disappearance of several labels, so it’s only fair to note (for UK accounts at least) a fairly big coup – a treasure trove of 80s Chrysalis. Specials, Selecter, Fun Boy 3, The Waterboys, The Bible, Blue Aeroplanes, Carter USM, Catherine Wheel (ok 90s there) are top of my list. There’s plenty for the rock fan – UFO, Robin Trower, Michael Schenker. Ultravox, Sinead O’Connor, Steeleye Span, Debbie Harry solo stuff – lots to dig into. er and there’s Living In a Box and Go West too.
So some upsides to the relaunch.