Beck says a complete bunch of his unreleased songs can also were destroyed in a hearth that swept by means of Universal Studios.
It’s belief that more than 500,000 recordings were consumed by the blaze in 2008, with artists treasure Nirvana and Aretha Franklin among those affected.
The extent of the loss changed into once no longer fully understood until the Contemporary York Cases ran an exposé this June.
Beck says his administration „peaceable can also no longer train me what changed into once misplaced“, but he suspects the worst.
„I actually have a sense that my administration is no longer telling me because they may be able to’t maintain to interrupt the tips,“ he urged The Sydney Morning Herald.
One in every of rock’s most prolific artists, Beck acknowledged up to 90% of his song remained unreleased, and can also now be misplaced frequently.
„An album treasure Sea Commerce, there are totally various versions of songs after which there might be doubtlessly any other 10 to 20 songs that don’t appear to be on the chronicle that [were] in progress; things that I assumed I might possibly perchance attain later,“ he acknowledged.
Diverse unreleased albums – alongside with a double-disc quandary of Hank Williams covers, and a 10-notice collaboration with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – can also were destroyed.
He added: „I went to Nashville on tour for 2 days and decrease a nation album that never got launched. I actually have rock albums I did within the 1990s, sooner than I did Odelay. Nonetheless I earn no longer know [what’s gone], nobody’s telling us one thing else. We didn’t hear about it until the last year.“
His comments echo those of Sheryl Crow, who acknowledged the master recordings of her first seven albums were destroyed by the 2008 fire.
„It fully grieves me,“ she urged the BBC over the summer season. „It feels a bit of apocalyptic.
„I’m in a position to’t perceive, before all the pieces, the technique that you must possibly well possibly also retailer one thing else in a vault that did no longer have sprinklers.
„Secondly, I’m in a position to’t perceive the technique that you must possibly well possibly also manufacture safeties [back-up copies] and have them within the identical vault.
„And thirdly, I’m in a position to’t know the manner it’s been 11 years,“ she added. „I mean, I earn no longer perceive the hide-up.“
The fireplace, which took living in 2008, changed into once began by in a single day maintenance work. Based entirely totally on the Contemporary York Cases, it claimed thousands of master tapes – the usual recordings from which albums and singles are made – by one of the most most famed names in song historic past, from Ray Charles and Chuck Berry to Janet Jackson and Eminem.
In the months since the newsletter of the Cases article, Universal Tune has stressed out it’s no longer withholding details about the misplaced song; announcing it is peaceable looking for to amass details about the whereabouts of master tapes and any doable relief-up copies.