Amen to that! And please forgive me for digressing.
On the first posting of this blog, Mr. Filicia wrote: "The Titanic news is that Masterworks Broadway will eventually be Movin’ Out to us all the titles ever recorded in the ol’ days by Columbia and RCA Victor (and even Arista). Yes, the day will come when, through CD or downloads, we’ll have access to every one of the musical theater albums Sony has in its vaults -- bar none (and Barnum). Won’t that be Kean? To a cast album enthusiast, this news is Out of This World."
I realize it's been only six weeks, but so far - other than MP3 downloads, and need I repeat what many of us think about donwloads? - "Hallelujah, Baby!" is the only recording from the 77 RCA & Sony cast recordings no longer in circulation - or never released on CD. This does not include the 40 titles available from Arkiv Music nor the 20 DRG reissues, some of which overlap the ArkivCDs. If anyone wants a list, I'd be glad to send you a PDF file of the works in limbo.