Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 - 09:07 pm:
Update on American Treasure; I ordered the set months ago and now received this disappointing--but hopeful!--emailed letter on June 5, 2012 (I'm hoping that footage from the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour will be included, and this footage may be the reason for the delayed release):
THE EMAILED LETTER:
Hello from Surfdog,
We wanted to Thank You, first of all, for your purchase of the GC AT set, and for your support of the legendary GC.
We are also writing to tell you that we've incurred some delays, all surrounding some complex third-party clearance issues surrounding some of the licensed materials. We had no idea this was going to be so complicated. We have done several compilations over our 20 years, including tracks from some of the most iconic artists in music, and have never had these kinds of issues. BUT…WE ARE DETERMINED! We will bring this package into reality. Because it is too special, and too important to document this iconic Artist's amazing legacy! And we do not want to cop out and skimp on the content.
We now see why this has probably never been done before
Anyway, we do believe we are on the home stretch. We can't be definitive because some of this is up to the rights holders. But we believe we will realistically begin shipping by late summer/early fall. We understand if this is too long of a wait, so we are offering this: For the next 10 days (until 6/16/12) we are offering you a full refund, no questions, no catches.
Otherwise, we SO APPRECIATE your patience and can't wait 'til we begin shipping this "Treasure" to you, because that means we will have gotten our hands on our personal copy too! Which is one of the driving reasons we're doing it in the first place.
In the meantime, Mahalo from your friends at Surfdog!
Executive VP / GM