October 5, 2000
I'm happy to discover that people other than myself are interested in
the copyright issue ["What
goes around... "]. Long ago, before anyone knew about Googoosh's
comeback, I was searching into her musical career and finding little information.
The CD's that the Los Angelesian record companies had put out for her
were insulting because none of them followed the original Iranian release
schedule. On the same album, you would get songs from one period mixed-in
with songs of a totally different period. Incorrect tracklistings and no
information on the original year of release. No original cover art, etc,
Most interestingly, a song like "gharibe aashenaa" appear
on CD's released by 3 or 4 different companies, and all claim to be the
copyright holders. To this day, I don't know the original year of release
of many of my Googoosh favorites such as "kooh" or "makhloogh".
These songs were released in Iran as 45rpm singles with picture sleave.
It would be wonderful to be able to see what those looked like.
In order to make a little sense of Googoosh's musical carreer, I'v created
Original Vinyl Discography" . My intention is to find people that
will contribute to the Googoosh discography (with scans of 45's and information)
so that the information missing from all these horrible CD's released by
the Tehrangelesian record companies becomes available to everyone.