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Re: Back In Town Cover shot
Great information, Curt.
I wonder what happened with the idea of bringing in "the best outside producers in the industry"? Werber wound up producing the Decca albums.
Bill Bush summarizes the Trio’s departure from Capitol in the Decca Years section of Greenback Dollar on pages 238 through 240.
He quotes Voyle Gilmore saying that Frank Werber was asking “an arm and a leg” to re-sign with Capitol. He also states that Nick Reynolds said that Capitol offered no more than a 1 percent increase as an incentive to stay.
Bush also states that the Decca deal was worth between $750,000 and $1 million for a term of five years with provisions for extensions. He also states that, “With the Decca deal the Trio had the opportunity - and the money - to bring in the best outside producers in the industry, people with the savvy, the songwriting, the studio and musician sources, and above all, the objectivity to assess the Trio’s individual and group strengths and take them in a new direction.”. …..”It was Werber who didn’t work hard enough for the Trio at that critical point…..”
I was able to preview portions of Greenback Dollar on Google Books but unfortunately I could not access pages 238 through 240. The above information is just a few excerpts from the Decca Years section that I found in my copy of the book.