MajikBus Unlocks CBC Archive Treasures

Super-Rare Transcription Album Series – Now Available

VANCOUVER, BC. - LONDON, UK. (April 4, 2018)

Canadian specialist archive curator MajikBus Entertainment has unlocked the door to countless rare and unreleased archive treasures in the vaults of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Under License from CBC/Radio-Canada, the Transcription Records Series, features super-rare, long-unavailable albums produced for extremely limited release by the Canadian broadcaster and now seeing their first-ever commercial release.

In the late 1960s, CBC augmented its commitment to Canadian artists by producing original albums by home-grown talent and distributing them on vinyl solely to its broadcast affiliates, both in Canada and across North America, in runs of just 250 copies. These discs have become holy-grail items for collectors and are now being remastered from the original tapes where available, or carefully restored from mint vinyl originals with the original artwork. They are pressed on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl on brand new, state-of-the-art record pressing machines.

Says Singh, one of the first re-issues of her album and its re-emergence: "Recording this album with my brilliant, dear friend Tommy Banks, was an absolute highlight in my career. What a uniquely creative period in music history it was. I love seeing how vinyl is being resurrected with such passion. I'm grateful to Majikbus for including me in it all."

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MajikBus Entertainment have partnered with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to explore, develop and commercially release a special range of music products from one of the largest untapped entertainment archives in existence. Dating back to the very beginning of Radio and Television, this extraordinary body of work captures performances by some of the most influential and globally recognised artists in the world, often in the very early stages of their careers. Performances include Johnny Cash, Nat King Cole, The Doors, Ella Fitzgerald, Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, Sammy Davis Jr, Duke Ellington and Muddy Waters to name but a few.


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