Letter: Music cassettes

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Sir: Your article "Stop button for music cassettes" (3 November) shows the danger of perpetuating misleading and inaccurate information.

EMI are keen to retain the audio-cassette until a high-quality digital alternative has been established. All our newly recorded mainstream rock and pop releases are made available on cassette, as are many catalogue albums. Specifically, the Beatles' White Album is still available on cassette, as are at least two recordings of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

The story in fact refers to record retailers who of course make their own decisions on the stock range they offer their customers. Music lovers should not be content with what they see on the dealers' shelves. They should ask - and they may be surprised by the answer.


EMI Records Group UK

& Ireland, London W6