Would it help the situation if a few of us not-so-well-heeled fans contacted whatever company is producing this and either 1) implore them not to do it, or 2) make sure BN gets a top cut on all the earnings?
Is it me, or is this "the world has gone completely mad, part 12345?"
We spend all our time bemoaning the fact that Bill hasn't had any decent exposure for years and doesn't sell many CDs. Yet the moment something comes along and a mass-market release is in the pipeline, we're suggesting writing to the production company asking them NOT to release it??
I appreciate that Bill didn't know anything about it. And that it's not clear if he will make any money from it. But I would guess that both these points should be covered by the contract for the original recording.
So rather than complain about the release, why not RECOMMEND it as much as possible? Even if Bill gets nothing from it, there's surely a possibility that people will move on to buy some of his self-published work?