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Who has the most posthumous albums?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Josh Ryan, May 2, 2004.


  1. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Another thread made me curious- who has the most posthumous albums? Elvis? Tupac?
     
  2. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    I would say Tupac, I work with people who like rap and they are always talking about Tupac's newest album.
     
  3. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Frank Zappa?
     
  4. JPJ

    JPJ

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Coda-Led Zeppelin (in a way :) )
     
  5. hieronymous

    hieronymous

    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    Do you mean albums of new material released posthumously? If so, then Jimi Hendrix springs to mind...
     
  6. Tecx

    Tecx Radio Rock Leads To Sterility

    Jun 9, 2002
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    Tupac wins, big time.... I think he has realeased more "new" material since his death than when he was living... I think we have to look at this with regards to "new" recordings and or realeases... Biggy Smalls comes in a close second, ever heard their post-mortam dute?.. What a freaking joke...

    Alex

    ps. brings a tear to me eye, the notion that is...
     
  7. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yes that is what I mean. This should be quantifiable somehow...but how?
     
  8. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    John Lennon is up there, I think.

    Sex Pistols have a whole lot of Live albums.


    Would posthumous mean death? Does breaking up count?
     
  9. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    King Crimson, definitely. They've died and been reincarnated so many times, and there's tons of releases from the "dead" lineups. I believe there's over 100 CDs in their catalog.
     
  10. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Hendrix, there a new album nearly every year...
     
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Making Pa Hendrix a very rich man in the process. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Somehow I bet he's not getting as much of it as you think. I suspect the money is mostly going to people who have MBA's and lawyers.
     
  13. Didn't Mike Jeffries die, though?
     
  14. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
    The Rolling Stones?
    Oh, my bad. :D
     
  15. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I have no problem with the Hendrix family making a little bread. They had to fight for years to get the rights back to his material.

    Honestly, I haven't seen anything come out under the Hendrix Family imprint that besmirches Jimi's name in any way.

    And, you might find it interesting to know that they won't allow any of Jimi's music to be used for movies that promote drug use. So, they aren't all about the money.

    There are plenty of examples of the living feeding off of the talented dead. Personally, I don't think Hendrix falls into this category.
     
  16. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Hendrix. Jimi has put out more records dead than alive.

    Elvis.
     
  17. Davehenning

    Davehenning

    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Al Hendrix is recently deceased. Jimi does have a half sister though...
     
  18. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I'd think it be more like someone along the lines of Beethoven or Mozart. :)

    brad cook
     
  19. hieronymous

    hieronymous

    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    If live albums count, then the Grateful Dead are catching up, and ultimately will probably surpass anyone - the Dick's Picks series is up to volume 30, and they've got reams of tapes in the vault...
     
  20. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    What about black sabbath?? Dont they have have like 30 "best of"/box sets/live albums released with the same songs on them?